Here's again Dusty's fall at Backdoor. Last news I read is that he fractured skull and jaw and will need surgery after they're done draining fluid out of his lungs. I'm pretty sure there will be more helmets in the lineup at Pipe after this accident.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, and that's what the Surfline forecast indicates too.
But the W buoy reads 2.4ft @ 15s from 265° (W), so once again Kihei could get some waves. Both Cove's webcams in my list are down, but I use the two at Charlie Young to observe the shore break and make a guess on the size.
6.3ft @ 15s from 319° (NW)
4.9ft @ 17s from 312° (NW)
4ft @ 17s from 317° (NW)
Wind map at noon stubbornly keeps showing easterly trades.
North Pacific main fetch of interest is the strong one off Japan. Weekend's swell will come from that, so another westerly start, but it will move in a more favorable position tomorrow.
South Pacific has a small weak fetch.
Morning sky shows the very tail of a front approaching Kauai. Thanks to the easterly trades (and the high pressure that generated them), the weather has been heavenly all over the island since the start of the year.