Fantastic day of surfing yesterday on the north shore. Session one.
One wave from it.
Barrel fest at the harbor. This guy told his friends before getting in the water:"I got to get rid of my summer belly..." and then went to get the roundest barrel of the day. It was full high tide when this photo was taken, that wave is incredible.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
No southerly energy at the buoys, waves on the south shore should be tiny. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
6.4ft @ 13s from 350° (N)
8.3ft @ 13s from 340° (NNW)
You might have noticed that this swell was bigger at the N buoy than at the NW ones. It was also bigger at Pauwela than at Waimea. That's because the energy was higher east of Hawaii. So below I put the N and Pauwela's graphs together with the Surfline forecast (which, as usual, I think it's a bit late). The N buoy clearly shows the second pulse picking up, so expect the total energy to pick up also locally throughout the day. 6ft 14s + 5ft 11s will make for big but rideable waves at Hookipa (probably double overhead) to start with. Good wind conditions in the morning.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).
Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue:
angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim,
but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):
South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):