3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
As the low pressure moved east away from New Zealand 8/4, a long, wide fetch over the 185-200 degree band set up with a downward trend in the ocean surface winds 8/4-7. This event has arrived in Hawaii 8/12. The NOAA southern buoys 51002 and 51004 show an upward trend Monday morning in the 13-16s bands. This event is expected to peak overnight and slowly drop while remaining above average into dawn Wednesday. Shorter-period swell should keep the event within background to average 8/14-17 with an overall downward trend from 180-200 degrees.
2.2ft @ 8s from 34° (NE)
2.9ft @ 8s from 102° (ESE)
Mokapu shows no significant E windswell. Hanalei and Waimea have small W readings from the typhoons, but this energy is predicted to increase tomorrow. Notice also the 8s NE energy (might be more from the N, actually) coming from the re-organized remnants of Flossie, which gave small waves to Hookipa yesterday (and should also today) and I completely forgot to mention in yesterday's call.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has mostly the W fetch of Krosa and a couple of other small ones.
Really good fetches in the South Pacific for another good swell next week.