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Unformatted text preview: Wave sources and wave climatology Physical characteristics of waves Basic meteorology and products for Surf Forecasts Surf Forecasting North Pacific Wave Sources (September-May) Aleutian Islands Kamchatka Kuril Islands Japan Gulf of Alaska Dateline Kona Western Pacific tropical cyclones Tropical cyclones (Sept-Nov) Peak Season: Dec-Feb Prevailing direction: WNW-NNW Photo: Kimball and Debbie Milikan, Jan 12, 2001, Haleiwa Surf Observation Data Base North Shore 1968-Present (Sunset, Waimea, Laniakea) West Side 1987-Present (Makaha) South Shore 1972-Present (Ala Moana) Diamond Head 1987-Present Windward 1987-Present (North Beach and Makapuu) South Shore Wave Sources (March-October) Tasmanian Sea New Zealand Antarctica French Polynesia Easter Island E.Pacific tropical cyclones Central Pacific tropical cyclones Summer Surf Peak season: May-August Prevailing direction: SSW to S Photo: Bud, wavelust.com/ Bowls, May 2, 2001 Basic Definitions of Physical Wave Characteristics...
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