Two shortboard sessions for me yesterday. The swell picked up as predicted and the quality of the waves in the mid to late morning was excellent. Here’s a shot from Hookipa from this surfing gallery by Jimmie Hepp.
This is the link to the windsurfing gallery instead. Despite my doubts (or maybe they were hopes), the wind model was correct and it did get windy enough in the afternoon.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys. I got reports of knee high waves on the Lahaina side. Ah, how nice it would be to have a Lahaina webcam again! Please contact Ozolio if you have the possibility to host one.
10.5ft @ 16s from 312° (NW)
12.1ft @ 17s from 314° (NW)
12.1ft @ 17s from 313° (NW)
9.9ft @ 20s from 320° (NW)
Bottom line is: big waves all day today on the north shore. The original direction of the swell is around 305-310, not ideal for the west side, but the size and period will guarantee beautiful and powerful waves at Honolua (would love to get photos/reports from there), but not as much down the coast towards Kaanapali. For the same reason, the Kahului area will not get 100% of the energy of this swell, but only the part of it with a more northerly component.
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