Here's the moment in which, after having had it low and out of the way behind his back, Titoun moves the wing over his head and tacks into the wind ready to sail out again. Bit of a windsurfing duck tack, just a lot easier... IF you can control the foil while you do that.
3am significant buoy readings and discussion
2.6ft @ 12s from 160° (SSE)
2.3ft @ 8s from 164° (SSE)
Well, I reported everything that the local buoys are registering, but that doesn't make it easier. The 0.4ft 20s reading at Barbers is nice, but it might not turn into much. I like the 1.2ft 15s one at Lanai much better, while the 10-11s energy is probably coming from Erick. It's one of those days in which you have to check the webcam before going anywhere. And keep checking it all day, as the possible increase of southerly energy coming from the storm might happen suddenly and late in the day.
This is a beautiful long period line (nothing to do with Erick) and that one guy is scoring alone. Check the webcam for conditions update, as it looks a bit onshore already, while I'm reviewing the post.
6.3ft @ 7s from 83° (E)
7.7ft @ 9s from 112° (ESE)
8.1ft @ 8s from 83° (E)
Just "regular" easterly windswell for our north shore, Hookipa will probably have waves like the ones in the video, possibly bigger on eastern exposures. Erick is now too south for adding anything. Unfortunately, the wind is blowing pretty hard at my house already but in between squalls there might be moments of decent conditions.
I reported the SE buoy reading because yesterday it went up to almost 15ft 10s from a direction around 115-120. I believe the SE facing shores of the Big Island have big waves. No idea if you can surf there.
What about us? Well, if you're in Hana, there should be something, as the shadow line sits around 137 degrees.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has the "extended" wind swell (which includes Flossie's fetch).
There we go, I promised a wham and here it is. That fetch south of Tasmania is massive.
Morning sky shows plenty clouds over the Big Island and some over Maui.
And the rain radar confirms some much needed rain.