Big waves, no wind

Far enough over the Nicaragua Rise to the north, the currents aren't as confused and the easterly trade wind has lost some of its bluster. It is also further from the ITCZ (inter tropical convergence zone) an area of particularly nasty weather. This image shows improving conditions: waves are still large, but they are further apart and the noticeable lack of foaming white-water is a hint the wind has let up.

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