Sunday, October 12, 2014

4am main swell buoy readings:
Hanalei 5.4ft @ 13s from 318° (NW)
waimea  4.4ft @ 13s from 322° (NW)
3.7ft @ 10s from 333° (NNW)
maui 4.4ft @ 8s from 81° (E)
6.6ft @ 13s from 320° (NW)
lanai 2.6ft @ 15s from 223° (SW)
The NW swell is still here and today the trade winds should be back to a moderate force.
Unfortunately, the Maui County @ 2km wind forecast is not available. That's a bummer, because that is by far the most reliable wind forecast for the next 24h.

There's still a fair bit of southwest swell as well, but it looks pretty sloppy with the early morning high tide on the webcam.

The photo below shows the winds of the east pacific and in the lower left corner there's a typhoon that will go right over Japan. Finger crossed for Fukushima.

This one instead is uncle Robby Naish as pictured by Jimmie Hepp (look him up on facebook if you need a photo shoot).
I promised Jimmie to do a bottom turn like that and he's going to take a picture of it. Wish me luck... that's as close as you can fit a sail in the pocket of a wave!

Hookipa report/photo coming up later.

Have fun in the sun everyone, also because there's some nasty weather forecasted for next weekend...

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