Hookipa yesterday morning.
3am significant buoy readings and discussion.
Southerly energy not recorded by the buoys, as the NNW wrap is bigger. There might still be a tiny bit of it, but the south shore should experience a couple of days of tiny waves, before a Tasman Sea swell hits Sunday, followed by a proper south swell in the first half of next week. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Here's an image at 5.05am thanks to the full moon.
6.9ft @ 12s from 346° (NNW)
10.1ft @ 14s from 355° (N)
Below is yesterday's Pauwela's graph, the Surfline forecast and today's Pauwela's graph. As predicted, the swell went up considerably in the afternoon. Unlike the past one (and the last south swell), this swell did not surprise me with its size, as the fetch had a direct aim to us and it wasn't far away (see maps posted yesterday). Plenty more to come in the next 3-4 days, as brilliantly explained by Pat Caldwell. As far as today, 9ft 13s plus 8ft 15s will make for big and consistent waves (should be slightly declining at sunset before a new pulse hits tomorrow), so seek for sheltered places, unless you're a hard core surfer.
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):