This is the link to one of the promo video I mention. I grabbed this frame of Kekoa Bacalso. That's exactly the type of waves I ordered it for and the type of turns I'd like to (try to) do.
This wave instead is the exact opposite. Fun, but small and crumbling, that's where you can take advantage of a wider tail that keeps planing in the soft sections. I caught a few waves there and felt that the board needed more juice underneath. That was what I expected.
Perfect for the littlest of the Brown groms instead. The involuntary frame was provided by a tree branch.
Hookipa looked really fun for windsurfing, but I was in new board testing mode and I waited until the wind would let go a bit...
...which it never completely did, so I decided to pass. Gonna be real windy the next couple of days, the test might have to wait... or I need to go to Oahu!
No southerly energy at the buoys, the Lahaina webcam looks pretty flat.
10.4ft @ 8s from 45° (NE)
3.5ft @ 10s from 359° (N)
Hookipa probably head high, not much on the rest of the north shore, eastern exposures will have waves instead.
Wind map at noon.
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
4:37a +2.7 2:55p +1.2 11:27a +1.0 9:31p -0.2 6:46a 5:45p
North Pacific has several small scattered fetches and the big and strong N one now aiming to our east, so I circled it in blue and we should get some angular spreading out of it. That's the end of the generation of the Honolua swell for the contest, they might have to condense everything in two days (most likely Sunday/Monday).
Tiny fetch in the South Pacific, won't do much.