Two shortboard sessions for me yesterday. Conditions were excellent both at the start and the end of the day, the main problem at Hookipa was the difficult parking due to Ian Walsh's Menehune contest at Pavils. This photo by Jimmie Hepp is from this gallery that contains surfing shots of the middle of the day, which is when the onshore wind was on and so it was bumpy.
Completely different scenario at 6pm when I gave the conditions a 9.25. Texture, size and shape of some of the waves were absolutely perfect (hence 10's). Probably the best conditions I've observed all season.
3am significant buoy readings
0.9ft @ 16s from 222° (SW)
Lovely long period SW reading at Lanai, to know if that is really making something break (it should), you should check the webcams when the sun comes out. Which webcams? Both the Kihei ones and the Ala Moana one. They're all linked in the webcams section on the right column of this blog.
Soon we'll have a Lahaina harbor webcam back and the guessing game will be a lot easier. Keep the donations coming.
5.4ft @ 14s from 333° (NNW)
3.3ft @ 15s from 325° (NW)
4.4ft @ 12s from 332° (NNW)
3.1ft @ 13s from 334° (NNW)
North Pacific has a distant WNW fetch. The storm factory off Asia has been relentless. I can't even remember when was the last map where there was not a fetch produced by it.
South Pacific still in overall dormant state instead.