Jetty doing its thing.
Austin Kalama pole vaulting aerial.
Jason Hall escaping the monster. Plenty juice in the water, specially around noon with the wind holding up nicely till 2.
4am significant buoy readings
1.8ft @ 14s from 258° (WSW)
The next system in the series tracked ENE from Japan 1/29. During the first 24 hours the strongest winds aimed more southward across the great circle rays relative to Hawaii while only a short fetch aimed at Hawaii within 280-310 degrees. Wave Watch III (WW3) has been consistently too early in the arrival of events to Hawaii over the past week. WW3 gives 5'@17s from 300 degrees for Saturday afternoon at the Waimea buoy output point. This estimate is suspect.
Recap: more stormy medium period NE energy on tap. It all depends on the wind, as usual. Hookipa was trying to clean up yesterday at sunset, but this morning I feel plenty wind and rain outside my window. Need to look for sheltered spots. Unfortunately, with 45 degrees instead of 16, the harbor will be significantly smaller than yesterday, but should still have plenty.