Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday 11 18 20 morning call

I put a carbon boom one a wing that had handles and yesterday I tested it. The boom attachments can be built a lot stronger than that, that's just the first solution I came up with.

The short period northerly waves arrived at Hookipa in the afternoon.

4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
South shore

1.2ft @ 17s from 189° (S)
1.2ft @ 14s from 184° (S)


1.3ft @ 13s from 193° (SSW)
1ft @ 16s from 200° (SSW)

That foot of long period energy at the buoys is totally unpredicted. Just looked at the fetches maps and couldn't find a possible source for it. I doubt there will be much, but check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.

North shore

4.9ft @ 10s from 4° (N)
3.8ft @ 12s from 359° (N)


4.1ft @ 9s from 5° (N)
3.5ft @ 11s from 2° (N)


4.6ft @ 8s from 23° (NNE)
4ft @ 11s from 2° (N)

6.4ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)

Short period northerly energy is higher at Hilo than at Mokapu, which confirms the fact that the highest energy is missing us to our east. Maui has probably something in between the readings of those two buoys. Hookipa should still have waves the size of the photo above: head high to possibly overhead.

Wind map at noon .The other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column (click on animation of the 10 meter column).

Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):

South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):

Morning sky.

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