Good news from the shark attack victim: after a long surgery, he should be all good with all the body parts still attached and functioning.
As usual, in the afternoon the windsurfers hit Hookipa (which, as planned, re-opened at noon) and one of my favorite windsurfers in the world is in town: here's Kauli Seadi in a photo from this gallery by Jimmie Hepp.
You think it's crowded now? Wait until the PWA guys show up after they finish the contest they're having at the moment in La Torche...
4am significant buoy readings
1.2ft @ 14s from 230° (SW)
1.2ft @ 14s from 187° (S)
Very small energy at the local south facing buoys. Check the webcam in Lahaina for details on the size. Yesterday was pretty much flat.
A little mixed up, but many fetches are better than no fetches. That's why Indonesia is such a great place for surfing. Only open to pretty much one direction and only one swell at the time (most of the times).
Long term forecast looking good for the upcoming AWT Aloha Classic. Big waves pretty much right away with two strong pulses of 8f 14s forecasted by Surfline between Nov 2nd and 5th. You can sign up here.
PS. The search for the magic stick continues. I'm selling this excellent board so that I can have another similar one shaped with a few little tweaks.