The reward for being in the right place at the right time. Lahaina side, yesterday morning.Surfline significant buoy readings and discussion.
1.7ft @ 13s from 181° (S)
Small southerly energy at the buoys, check the Lahaina
webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
4.7ft @ 7s from 67° (ENE)
Windswell slowly on its way up. As you can see from the Pauwela forecast below, it's predicted to reach around 6ft 9s on Thursday. The source are those fetches elongated all the way to California we've seen on the fetches maps of the last couple of days (and today).
Home guess for Hookipa is around waist to belly high today.
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, yellow: possibly over the ice sheet) 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):