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First surf session on waves of decent size since Dec 24th for me yesterday. Ribs still hurt, but not as much anymore.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
No southerly energy at the buoys. The Lahaina webcam is down unfortunately, there might be some wrap from the northerly swell (see below) at one point.
14.1ft @ 17s from 346° (NNW)
New XL northerly swell peaked above forecast at the N buoy and will be pumping all day in our waters. Below are the maps of Jan 7, 8 and 9. The low that generated it is indicated by a red arrow. Notice how it raced across the great circle rays, which is something that usually keeps the potential for surf generation low, but the proximity and intensity of the winds were there, hence the high numbers at the buoys. Excellent direction for Honolua Bay, which should be firing too.
Below are the graphs of the N and Waimea buoys, together with the Surfline forecast. Hookipa too big for most, seek for sheltered spots if you're on the north shore. The upper west side will have declining size as you move away from Honolua, with possible wraps all the way to Lahaina, at least for a limited time window.
Wind map at noon .The other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column (click on animation of the 10 meter column).
Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked).
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):