In Maui, in winter time, pretty much there's always waves. But Maui is a windy island (and wind related sport enthusiasts love it for that) and very rarely the surfing is world class.
But if a front gets close enough to the islands to block the trade winds and suck a little bit of air from the south, then everything changes.
This photo was posted by James Flynn on Facebook. It's Lanes on Saturday. I surfed there two hours in the morning.
And this morning Middles, believe it or not, was just as good.
|It does not get better than this|
The wind turned onshore this afternoon and it went from heaven to hell in about 5 minutes.
That's how important is the effect of the wind on the waves when they approach the shore line.
Next few days will see some more onshore winds and a very large and disorganized swell hitting.
Where to go in these days used to be a bit of a "secret", but there's no secrets anymore in the facebook era...