significant buoy readings and discussion.
5.4ft @ 8s from 27° (NNE)
New short period NNE swell is on the rise and will be with us for next few days. The fetch formed on the SE flank of a strong high pressure north of us. You can follow its evolution on the maps below of March 2nd through 4th.
The short distance, but especially the accompanying NE wind (which will intensify this afternoon), will make for rough conditions. Home guess for Hookipa is well overhead and not clean. Harbor should get some action, specially the jetty. Honolua should have waves too, although far from classic Bay, but probably still fun.
Energy spectrum of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.
Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here (click on animation of the 10 meter column).
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):