A shortboard and a longboard session for me yesterday. First one was at Hookipa, second one at Honolua again. The reasons I chose to go despite the not so exciting 4am reading at Pauwela (3ft @ 13s from 346°) are the following:
- I checked the buoy later and it was back to 4ft
- the observation of the west side cams (particularly Little Makaha)
- I taught a lesson mid morning and was already on the Lahaina side
- the trades were blowing (north shore would have been blown out).
Looks like it was a good call: mostly flat, but a beautiful small set every 10 minutes and a very light crowd.
Here's a wave at The Point before my session.
Here's a couple of waves during my session.
Here's one where I was way too deep to make the section, but I kept grabbing on that rail. See the guy paddling all the way down the line?
I only saw him (with great surprise!) after I went through all the white water in between us.
Here's a wave at the Cave after my session.
The windsurfers at Hookipa enjoyed a last windy day. Since we're not going to see windsurfing photos for a while, I picked two out of Jimmie Hepp's gallery of the day..
4am significant buoy readings
2.4ft @ 9s from 169° (SSE)
1.2ft @ 14s from 187° (S)
Below is the collage of the maps of March 23, 24 and 25.
Below is the graphs of NW, Waimea and Pauwela together with the Surfline forecast. I circled the rise of the new swell on all of the graphs, you can see how low the energy is. The Surfline forecast sees the swell picking up noticeably only tomorrow (reaching 5ft 15s), but it does seem to be a little higher than what predicted for today, so I'm going call for a possible increase in size this afternoon.
Will report early from Hookipa the dawn conditions.
Wind map at noon. Should be calm till 10-11am.