This is a photo of Hookipa yesterday morning. classic bumps, ribs and overall poor shape. Hard to test a board there if the opportunities of doing something good are so limited.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1ft @ 13s from 206° (SSW)
Check the Lahaina webcam for today's size and conditions. Unfortunately it's heavily stuttering today, but I was able to capture this small clean line.
4.2ft @ 8s from 13° (NNE)
Btw, the big N swell is only tomorrow for Maui.
Wind map at noon.
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
5:21a +2.5 3:17p +1.1 12:39p +1.0 10:01p +0.1 6:47a 5:45p
North Pacific has the circled fetches in the picture. The fetch of the N swell is now entirely aiming east of us, we only have that NE one close by, which will only add short period disturbances to the long period energy that is on its way (should be, at least). Based on this observation, I'm going to predict again that this long period N swell is not going to be particularly long lasting, despite the fact that yesterday afternoon I read Pat Caldwell saying the opposite. Unfortunately, this morning that page (link n.9) is not available (Geoff, I might need your investigation here), let's hope it comes back up soon.
Oh, if you were wondering why the NW buoy is reading 10ft 10s from ENE, I put a little red X to indicate its position... which explains the reading, as it's right in the middle of the active seas. We are going to be exposed to NE energy too and that is the one that is going to be long lasting.
- long period N energy will last mostly Sunday/Monday and then decline noticeably on Tuesday
- shorter period NE energy should stick around all next week instead.
Nothing from the south.