Yesterday’s conditions were similar to the day before at Hookipa, this is my pick of Jimmie Hepp’s gallery.
This instead the shore break at Makena by James Dawson. I bet the lifeguards had to pull out the megaphone a few times to warn the visiting swimmers.
5am significant buoy readings
3.9ft @ 15s from 184° (S)
3.3ft @ 15s from 194° (SSW)
Good numbers at the buoys, it’s going to be another day of excellent surfing. This is a snapshot of the Lahaina cam with a rare head high plus set. There’s definitely waves, but the big sets are not particularly consistent, as it is characteristic of an angular spreading swell. Check it yourself before going.
3ft @ 10s from 322° (NW)
2.2ft @ 11s from 316° (NW)
3.9ft @ 9s from 73° (ENE)
2.7ft @ 6s from 79° (ENE)
2.4ft @ 11s from 326° (NW)
NW swell definitely trending down today (disappeared from the NW buoy), but remember the fetches maps: there were NW fetches for the last 6 days, so the NW energy is going to last pretty much all week with subtle up and downs. Today might be a down kind of day (compared to the last couple of days), but at the same time Hookipa looks fun around head high and very clean in this windless start of the day.
Wind map at noon.
That low in the North Pacific stubbornly keeps offering a NW fetch for us. Nothing major, but enough to keep Hookipa away from the flatness also this week.
South Pacific has a beautiful long fetch oriented towards central America. Hopefully we’ll get some angular spreading.