Intense day of action for the windsurfers at Hookipa. This is blog reader Geoff in my pick of the day's gallery by Jimmie Hepp. He was the one that gave me the idea of the wind meter (and contributed to the cost of it). The new roof is up, I just have to find the time to put it back up. I had it yesterday, but it was blowing way too hard to get up there.
These are a couple of awesome shots of the shore break at Makena, kindly sent by blog reader James Dawson. Hard to tell the size (probably small), but beautiful colors and reflections.
3am significant buoy readings
2ft @ 9s from 168° (SSE)
Below is the graphs of NW and Pauwela, together with the Surfline forecast. I circled in red the lines of the current swell, it should come up a bit during the day, and then tomorrow another bigger pulse (5.5ft 16s) and excellent surfing conditions with no wind all day.
A new storm-force low pressure system unfolded 3/31-4/1 west of the Date Line with seas growing to near 30 feet in an area 2000 nm away. The system occluded 4/1-2 as the surface winds weakened, the fetch area widened, and the center drifted slowly north near 170E. It is expected to hold with gales into early Friday, making for a long- lived event within 305-325 degrees.
A new low pressure was spawned 4/2 near the Date Line with a fast track ENE into 4/3. The center dropped to near 960 mb 4/3 as it became hurricane-force well NNW of Hawaii. Models show it east of the Hawaii swell window on 4/4. It should make for a short-lived event.