Yes, it was crowded.
But if you got lucky you could get waves like this.
This guy was kinda dominating. This is a sequence of a long wave. In this first shot, it looks like a mini Cloudbreak
Then he did this snap.
Then he got barreled by someone's board.
Then he got properly barreled.
No wonder he kicked out like that. Only a surfer knows the feeling.
Water photographer OneMore Foto was very active too.
OneMore Foto got dropped in, but he didn't care and got barreled anyway watching the other guy have his share of fun.
Biggest set of the day. The usual guy takes off on a double overhead one.
But it was this bodyboarder that actually picked the biggest wave (this is the end of it).
I'm sure he'll remember that wave for a while.
The light was unreal too.
Buoy readings 5amPauwela
3.8ft @ 8s from 53° (ENE)
3ft @ 6s from 66° (ENE)
1ft @ 4s from 77° (ENE)
0.4ft @ 12s from 77° (ENE)
Mixed mindswell at Pauwela will make for small waves at Hookipa.
Lanai2.6ft @ 15s from 190° (S)
1.4ft @ 7s from 178° (S)
1.1ft @ 5s from 161° (SSE)
South swell still up, the Lahaina webcam shows some size, but also high tide and morning sickness.
MC2km map at noon shows some wind.
Wind map shows a couple of weak NW fetches (the one on the left is gonna get stronger tomorrow), the windswell fetch and yet again a decent fetch down under that will provide us with waves on the south shore also next week.