Hookipa at sunset.
Oahu foiler Keola was at the harbor yesterday. Gonna use these pictures to illustrate the prone foiling pop up technique called "the tripode". He rode this whole wave like this, just because he can and it's probably fun.
At the end of it, he felt like popping up and putting his feet in the footstraps, so he could pump back out. Back foot goes in first.
This looks like the toughest part. Is your body flexible enough to allow the front foot to go in the strap without leaving the hands off the rails?
His obviously is.
And then he can do this.Tiny board, probably less than 20 liters. When sitting on it, his deltoids were barely out of the water.
significant buoy readings and discussion.
Barbers is mostly reading NW wrap these days and can't be used to detect small southerly energy. Check the Lahaina webcam if interested, for size, conditions and consistency.
10.7ft @ 13s from 307° (WNW)
Elevated WNW-NW energy continues at the buoys. Another day of fairly big waves, even though the Pacioos forecast below has a bit of a dip for this morning, before picking up again in the afternoon. Hookipa should be smaller than yesterday but still well overhead in the sets. Wind should be favorable again.
Forecast of Pauwela from this PACIOOS page.
Wind map at noon. The other ones can be found here.
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):