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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Waiting for weather to sail West

September 8 ,2012
Maupiti, French Polynesia

Waiting for weather to sail West. 
This snip from the NOAA WW3 (wave model) we simply call this a  'Wave GRIB' or 'WW3' (GRIdded Binary).  This GRIB shows Easterly winds at 20 knots and East South East swell at 3.2 meters.  

This snip from the NOAA GFS (General Forecast System model) we simply call this a  'GRIB' or 'GFS'  This GRIB gives an idea of the larger pressure systems at work which is helpful in planning a longer voyage.


Having lots of fun in Maupiti... a miniature version of Bora Bora less the tourists.

That's it for now.