It has been an incredible winter so far for wind sports with plenty wind and waves. Browsinho is often the standout, in this photo he's planting the tip of the mast in the wave and will use it to pivot himself out of a 360 off the lip. Incredible stuff.
I had to pick at least this other shot of Jake Schettewi out of Jimmie Hepp's daily Hookipa album, but there were a couple more of Ricardo that would have made the blog any day... but not today! Jimmie is having a good season too!
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
No southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
9.1ft @ 13s from 327° (NW)
Steady NW energy at the buoys reflects the steady presence of fetches in the NW Pacific. Below is the graph of the NW001 buoy showing a new pulse of medium period energy (red circle) that should arrive locally about 18 hours later, hence in the afternoon. Hookipa probably in the head and a half range to start the day with.
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):