The waves were pumping on the Lahaina side, Mala looked like the best spot, but packed.
My second session was at Maalaea that instead only had three guys out. It was head high when I took this picture, unfortunately it went down to waist to chest high ones when I paddled out.
This guys is riding a 9.0 Bic longboard (a very high performance shape) with no center fin for more speed.
Blog reader Ralph Sifford was one of the three surfers.
Another nice one for the finless rider.
Significant buoy readings 4am.
1.1ft @ 15s from 283° (WNW)
A tiny bit of energy from NW at those buoys above, but mostly windswell on Maui's north shore. Surfline calls for 2f 11s from NW tomorrow. This energy will come from the weak NW fetch I pointed out on the wind maps of the past few days.
3ft @ 14s from 159° (SSE)
3.8ft @ 14s from 165° (SSE)
Angular swell still up at the buoys, even thought the period went down a bit. I'm very impressed by the energy of this swell, I wasn't expecting so much of it from a swell that was mostly aimed somewhere else, really.
Lahaina will be the call again for me, stay tuned for the beach reports.
Gonna be another good day, you guys... don't waste it!