He left, I stayed and took a nap in the car. When I woke up, conditions were improved and, although still slow, there were better sets. I went surfing and caught some shoulder high nugs and when I checked the buoys at a 10am it was 5f from 343. It wasn't too bad of a call, just a slightly wrong timing. Never stop learning and yes, Honolua is a tricky spot.
No obstacles for the waves at Hookipa, here's a photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.
4am significant buoy readings
0.8ft @ 13s from 219° (SW)
Promising readings at Lanai. Yesterday the Lahaina side was flat to tiny. In lack of a proper Lahaina webcam (please contact https://www.ozolio.com/ if you can host one), check the Ala Moana cam (linked in the webcam list on the right column) to see how it looks.
1.8ft @ 17s from 349° (NNW)
2.1ft @ 11s from 357° (N)
4.5ft @ 9s from 357° (N)
3.9ft @ 7s from 53° (ENE)
Bunch of energies locally, but all pretty small. Notice the small 17s reading at the NW buoy (and the 18s one at Waimea), a sign of a new low long period swell that could be noticed also in Maui in the late afternoon. Hookipa will have waves from a mix of sources in the morning, I should be able to report early, as I have another (much easier, they just want to surf) surf guide engagement.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific's WNW fetch moved a little bit closer to us, starting to have a captured look.
Here's the very complex classic weather map, on which I counted the word "storm" 4 times, "gale" 2 times, "developing gale" 4 times and "heavy freezing spray" 2 times. Winter.
Nothing of relevance from the south.