Before I start this morning's call, a little more information about the plan of development of the Lahaina harbor ferry pier. Here's a map of the proposed structure. I put an S to indicate the stairs that surfers use to get in the water. It looks like the new pier will look like an upside down L, branching off the old pier and protruding out to right in front of the stairs.
If you don't know where the wave is, this picture should give you an idea (I put an arrow to indicate it).
They way it is, it doesn't seem that it will affect the wave, because the pier will be well inside of it. But we'll never know for sure until it's done. By requesting a public hearing (via email and before June 20th), there will be an opportunity of addressing that issue, together with the one of the safety of the access to the wave or anything else it might concern you. Here's an email I received that gives some guidelines.
Instructions for emailing are here.
Comments can be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District Regulatory Office, Attn: Ms. Vera Koskelo, Building 230, Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5440, or e-mailed to Vera.B.Koskelo@usace.army.mil (reference POH-2015-00221 in the subject heading of the e-mail). In order to be accepted, e-mail comments must originate from the author's e-mail account.
Comments must include the DA permit number, POH- 2015-00221, and the commentor's name, address and phone number. For more information on the project or the permit process, contact Vera Koskelo at (808) 835-4310 or Vera.B.Koskelo@usace.army.mil.
And here's a little grom practicing at that break yesterday. It really is grom's central there.
4am significant buoy readings
1.8ft @ 12s from 137° (SE)
1.6ft @ 13s from 186° (S)
Overall, a tricky setup to predict, that's why the models could have missed the long period energy Barbers is reading. Keep an eye on that buoy during the day (all the buoys are at link n.11) and on my beach report, if I decide to cruise over there also today. I'll check Hookipa first though.
There we go, on top of the extremely consistent windswell, today we have a lovely bit of NNW energy. Waves could possibly be fun, and I'll check them out before 7am. Sketchy low tide for sure.
Wind map at noon.
The two lows have started their Fujiwara dance. The whole thing is only offering a small WNW fetch at the moment, but it should get better tomorrow as the dance shifts NNE. The windswell fetch is relentlessly in position instead.
South Pacific not looking particularly exciting today and for the rest of the week): the small energy from that little fetch will most likely be blocked by the Big Island.