Been enjoying taking photos of the bodyboarders at Paia Bay lately.
On a day in which Honolua had beautiful barrels on offer, "the other bay" had some too.
significant buoy readings and discussion.
No southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
10.8ft @ 15s from 308° (WNW)
NW swell peaked yesterday and will be on a slow decline all day today. Below are the graphs of Pauwela compared to the Surfline forecast. This one, as usual, was 6-12 hours late. Home guess for Hookipa is double overhead and excellent conditions thanks to the light wind in the early morning.
Meanwhile, a big set arrives at Pipeline at 7.30am and everybody is scratching for the outside.
Wind map at noon.
While waiting for the usual wind maps to come back online, these are two alternatives: PACIOOS page and Surfline.
Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked) from Windy.
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):