The first surfer that I didn't recognize while filming at Hookipa was little brother Ridge! Btw, the sick turn I posted yesterday was by Ian Walsh (thanks Alex).
If you followed the Kai Penny videos from the beginning (all grouped under the kai penny videos label), you should remember that the nickname was given by my Argentinian friends to one of them. I'll keep him anonymous (and crop his face off), but yesterday he got a smoking wave. I wouldn't expect nothing less from The Original!
The windsurfers are still in town and are desperate for wind, so they all jumped on the unexpected opportunity yesterday afternoon. My pick of Jimmie Hepp's album.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion
2.2ft @ 13s from 195° (SSW)
The Lahaina webcam shows mostly flat, but with some quality small waves once in a while. Check it out yourself if interested.
2.7ft @ 8s from 346° (NNW)
4.3ft @ 9s from 25° (NNE)
NW swell went down a low and all we have left now is 4.3ft 9s energy from the NNE. Still enough to make some fun size waves at Hookipa, I might not be able to report as I have a early morning board meeting.
Wind map at noon.
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
3:10a +2.6 2:04p +1.7 9:20a +0.9 8:32p -0.3 6:36a 5:47p
North Pacific has the same two fetches we saw yesterday:
1) the WNW one is intensifying and moving closer to us (Sunday swell)
2) the NW one associated with the very deep low that reached 946mb yesterday (Friday swell).
Check the direction on the map on the right and see how perfect the position of fetch n.2 is for Honolua Bay. It also makes my thing that the first swell is going to be bigger in Maui, as the second one will be partially blocked by the upstream islands.
South Pacific's most relevant fetch is the one in the Tasman Sea.