Later in the morning, the APP SUP sprint race took place, the photos are from Jimmie Hepp from this gallery. Winners were Casper Steinfath and Terrene Black. Full results here.
4am significant buoy readings.
1.3ft @ 15s from 203° (SSW)
5ft @ 8s from 329° (NW)
0.8ft @ 13s from 318° (NW)
Also no clear signs of the next swell at the buoys. Let me remind you that, based on my experience, the NW buoys are not quite as able to detect low long period swells if there's other higher swells (like 5s 8s), so there might be something hitting them, but we don't see it just yet. Hanalei instead has very low long period NW readings, but overall I feel like trusting the NOAA WW3 model that calls for the first long period reading only at .5f 17s at 4am tomorrow. There might be an increase of low period energy at sunset, but overall this is going to be a very small day on the north shore all day. Hookipa might be the only place with waves, actually.
I think I'll spend the whole day on the south side, where yesterday I gave SUP foiling another hour of try. I now have 2 SUP and 2 windsurfing foiling (attempt) sessions and I'm still far for foiling and from having fun. This thing ain't easy you guys. But Dave Kalama's stoked eyes are still planted in my brain and I'm gonna insist.
MC2km map at noon updated on a Sunday at 5.30am?!?! That must be a first!
Anyway, lovely lack of wind all over, I'm curious to see if that sideshore area of 5-10 knots will happen in Lahaina and east of it.
Should be another stunner of a day.
Current wind map shows:
1) not particularly well oriented WNW fetch
2) weak N fetch
3) ENE fetch
This configuration will give us small mid period swells from multiple directions mid next week.