As predicted, it was a spectacular day of surfing on the north shore. Hookipa at sunset was gorgeous, this is Kai Barger.
Don't know the guy, but his lay back snaps were sick.
I caught a few waves myself here and there, here's one.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1.4ft @ 20s from 205° (SSW)
Exactly one week ago there was a small fetch in the Tasman Sea (map of Jan 6 below). Nonetheless, the reading at Barbers is suspiciously high. A small fetch like that wouldn't do 1.4ft 20s imo, and unfortunately the Lahaina webcam is still down, so can't be sure of what's in the water. There should be a little something though, but the Kona wind might ruin it. Overall, a bit of a dicey call, unless you're already over there.
5.2ft @ 12s from 314° (NW)
NW swell peaked yesterday, today should be smaller than yesterday and on the slow decline all day, but still plenty waves on the north shore and great conditions with light Kona's, until the wind changes for the arrival of a front in the afternoon. Tomorrow, another XL swell full of energy caused by the fetch you see in today's map down below.
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):