The waves were up everywhere on the south shore. This is Junior dropping On a bomb on his foil board. Photo by Dan Taylor Destination360.
Maalaea wasn't the biggest spot, but that is a fine peeling wave. Video by Ben Jones (thanks!).
Wailea side got action too. Photo from John Patao.
3am significant buoy readings
4.2ft @ 15s from 162° (SSE)
4.4ft @ 16s from 174° (S)
4.4ft @ 15s from 164° (SSE)
4.3ft @ 15s from 189° (S)
4ft @ 17s from 193° (SSW)
Periods and directions are as usual a bit all over the place at the buoys, but the size is very consistent between 4 and 4.4ft. Surfline was calling for 4.2ft 16s from 195, sometimes that could be a better indication of the direction, as the models know where the fetch that generated the swell was. You guys should know too, if you look at yesterday's collage of fetches maps.
Below is Lanai's graph showing that the swell probably peaked but it's predicted to stay rather steady through today. The main challenge will be to find the spot that:
1) holds the size
2) is uncrowded.
Good luck everyone and be safe.
4ft @ 9s from 346° (NNW)
North Pacific has a NW fetch.
10th day in a row of a strong southerly fetch.
Morning sky. Looks like a sunny one.