Photo by Jimmie Hepp from from this gallery.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, but we've learned that that doesn't mean there isn't any. As I reported in the morning from the beach, the waves on the Lahaina side were a solid waist to chest high with occasional bigger sets. I'm going again today (got to get out of the damn wind), stay tuned for a beach report. The Surfline forecast calls for 2.4f 14s at 8am.
6.5ft @ 16s from 289° (WNW)
5.5ft @ 17s from 307° (WNW)
6.3ft @ 10s from 76° (ENE)
5.5ft @ 16s from 317° (NW)
3.6ft @ 6s from 73° (ENE)
Sunday's old NW swell disappeared from the buoys, but there's still some solid numbers from yesterday's new one plus the easterly windswell. Below are the graphs of the three reported buoys showing that the swell should hold all day locally (red dotted line) before declining tomorrow. Notice also how it went more west at the NW101 buoy (red circle in the direction graph which is below the size graph). Lastly, notice how the Pauwela graph looks exactly like the Surfline forecast I posted yesterday.
Wind map at noon shows easterly trades.
North Pacific shows 2 WNW fetches, a lovely N one and a E one.
Nothing of relevance in the South Pacific.