Father Dave. What luck must be to have a dad like that...
West Maui's looked gorgeous.
Austin on a bomb.
Look at how much pressure goes on the front foot at times.
A situation I would not like to be.
First time tow foiling for Eddie Ogata, he did great. They offered me to try too. With no towing experience at all, I politely declined. More photos (of better quality) posted on the GoFoil FB page.
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam to see if any energy of the NW swell gets there.
16.1ft @ 16s from 342° (NNW)
12.8ft @ 17s from 334° (NNW)
Below are the graphs of the three reported buoys. The reason why yesterday I wrote "The XL swell is not hitting yet, that's good news for the Jaws contest" is because that would have been too early. Instead, the timing is just perfect, as you can see from blue line indicating the long period component on all the graphs.
I put an arrow on when the swell reached around 10ft 18s at the NW buoy (around noon) and at Pauwela (around midnight). Good opportunity to verify the validity of GP's rule of thumb for the travel time: at 18s, the rule says 14h, so in this case it seems the swell took a couple of hours less. It is a rule of thumb.
The Jaws contest will be on and it's gonna be a great show (although windy in the afternoon). As far as the north shore goes, too big everywhere, unless you find an extremely protected spot.
Honolua was pumping all day yesterday and it will also today. The size on the west side will be tapering down the more you move away from Honolua.
Wind map at noon
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
3:06a +2.8 1:41p +1.5 9:31a +0.9 8:14p -0.5 6:55a 5:48p
North Pacific has a NW fetch associated with a new low off Japan.
Small fetch in the Tasman Sea, too weak for us.