Hookipa yesterday. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this album.
significant buoy readings and discussion.
2.9ft @ 14s from 279° (W)
0.4ft @ 22s from 190° (S)
2.7ft @ 15s from 204° (SSW)
0.5ft @ 22s from 178° (S)
Great readings continues at the buoys for this long lasting swell while a new very long period one starts creeping in. Below are the maps of March 26 through 30 that show angular spreading fecthes that should maintain wave action for quite a few days ahead.
Check the Lahaina or Kihei webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
4.5ft @ 14s from 330° (NW)
5.4ft @ 14s from 276° (W)
3.1ft @ 14s from 312° (NW)
Massive difference in the direction at the NW buoys. This swell picked up locally yesterday afternoon more than I expected it. Hookipa looked really good and overhead at sunset. I'm still gonna call it overhead from home, despite the non impressive 2.7ft 14s at Pauwela.
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):