A rainy day was what it took for me to edit a little video of the 2011 Paia Bay Invitational. Enjoy.
The 2011 PBI was sponsored by the Paia Bay Cafe. If you haven't checked it out yet, you should, it's quite lovely. It's where the bead shop is, next to Puka Puka. Ocean side, just before you hit the traffic light when arriving to Paia from Kahului.
Photo by Joe Bergeron taken from this gallery.
From a prestigious surf contest to another: the Pipeline Masters.
These two guys didn't make it to the final, but they put up an amazing show in the quarter finals...
As I said, it has been raining a lot as this satellite IR shot shows. We're actually pretty close to the edge of that big rain, so if we get lucky we might see the sunshine again soon!
This is this morning's weather map. It shows a long fetch of wind that will provide us with yet another NW swell. More fetches like that throughout the whole week, so there should be no lack of waves.
Surfline's 5 day forecast. The green line is the NW swell. Shows up on Tuesday, then bigger Wednesday, and then bigger Thursday, and then bigger Friday...
A new buoy has been deployed off Pawuela Point in Maui. Here's the link for its readings.
The page provides many interesting ways of looking at the data, but they're not as easy to read as the breakdown in all the different swells that Surfline provides.
So I immediately sent them an email asking them to add the buoy to their website.
If you guys find something similar somewhere else, please let me know.
For today we mostly have a big easterly windswell on tap, so I guess I'm gonna try to tackle the infamous east facing break known as "the paddling treadmill" or "duck dive central"... wish me good luck!!!