4am significant buoy readings and discussion
2.5ft @ 17s from 183° (S)
First good news: the Lanai buoy is back! Judging from the graph below, it must have been back online for a few days already, but only now they added back to the Surfline buoy page (link n.11).
Second good news: it's reading 2.5ft 17s! This is the swell generated by the fetch I posted the collage of yesterday. The perplexing thing is that, according to the graph, yesterday at dawn it was already reading around 1.5ft 18s, which should have been clearly visible at the Lahaina webcam, but it wasn't (I checked multiple times also during the day). Not sure how to explain that, and not sure what to expect to see today, but there should most definitely be waves somewhere on the south shore. As usual, check the Lahaina webcam if interested, maybe have a look at the Kihei ones too.
There you go: Kalama park seems to have waves bigger than Lahaina.
6.4ft @ 14s from 345° (NNW)
5.7ft @ 14s from 323° (NW)
3.7ft @ 14s from 308° (WNW)
1.5ft @ 12s from 315° (NW)
8.7ft @ 9s from 74° (ENE)
4ft @ 15s from 323° (NW)
2.2ft @ 3s from 59° (ENE)
The Pauwela graph below shows that the NW swell (light blue line) peaked yesterday and now should very slowly (NW buoy still up to 6.4ft 14s) decline throughout the day. This decline will be hard to notice, since the main energy remains that of the ENE windswell (dark blue line) which is still pumping at almost 9ft 9s. Similar to yesterday, the conditions on the north shore will be very stormy, with Hookipa likely blown out and all over the place. Seek sheltered spots. Talking about which, an Hi-Tech organized interscholastic surf contest will be held at the harbor jetty all day.
The whole NW quarter of the north Pacific is involved in a pretty wide cyclonic circulation, but the winds are relatively light and only a couple of areas deserved the red circle. The most relevant fetch remains the windswell one, as it's sitting right on top of us.
Nothing from the south.