No photos from yesterday. This is Annie Reickert in a photo by Noah Andrews.
significant buoy readings and discussion.
Very small amounts of southerly energy of different period and directions at the buoys. Check the Lahaina
webcams if interested, for size, conditions and consistency. Long wait for a wave like that.
4.9ft @ 8s from 79° (ENE)
Once again, only windswell at Pauwela. Home guess for Hookipa is around waist/belly high, bigger on eastern exposures.
This NOAA page reports that: The trade wind speeds are expected to gradually decrease this weekend, since the surface high far north-northwest of the area will slowly weaken.
As a consequence, the windswell will be declining (red arrow on the graph below). There will be a small NE swell around 3ft 11s (blue arrow) around Wednesday. In the North Pacific Fetch Map below, you can see the low that will generate it already forming in the Gulf of Alaska.
Forecast and 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):