Cross-stepping towards a successful nose ride.
Hookipa had some pretty epic windsurfing conditions. This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp's album. For the second day in the row, I had some epic wave windfoiling conditions instead. By myself... where's all the wingers?
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1.4ft @ 14s from 214° (SW)
1.5ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)
Small numbers at the buoys, but still not flat, as the Lahaina webcam shows. Check it out yourself before going.
3.9ft @ 8s from 33° (NE)
4ft @ 9s from 13° (NNE)
3.2ft @ 9s from 355° (N)
4.7ft @ 10s from 6° (N)
N swell going down and turning towards NE, but 4.7ft 10s should still provide the north shore with some fun size waves and good conditions in the early morning. The Pawuela buoy was set back in the water yesterday and it's already back online! Photo by Chris.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has a small W fetch associated with Typhoon Hagibis which is heading straight towards Tokyo.
South Pacific has a fetch mostly aimed west of us, but hopefully we'll get some angular spreading.