Nothing to show from yesterday, other than at sunset and in between squalls, it was pretty bad everywhere. This is part one of an interview with Dave Kalama and his son Austin. Dave is one of my favorite story tellers, I really enjoyed it.
3-4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1ft @ 16s from 228° (SW)
This is the only reading that could be the sign of the low long period southerly energy that should be in the water. Check the Lahaina webcam, there might easily be also a wrap from the N swell.
11.1ft @ 14s from 33° (NE)
10.9ft @ 16s from 350° (N)
8.2ft @ 10s from 19° (NNE)
7.9ft @ 11s from 15° (NNE)
North is a good direction for Honolua, as it gets in there unblocked by Molokai, but it does have to wrap around the Maui land points more than a NNW direction (say 340), so it will lose a bit of its energy by doing so and act more like a proper slightly softer peeling point break. It also won’t hit the reef in front of the Cave section as straight, so it won’t throw the same amounts of open barrels. Still extremely rippable and possibly very long rides. The real “issue” is the presence of shorter period energies, which (coming from 15 and 26 degrees) will easily find their way into the lineup, possibly introducing chops and ribs. Not classic Honolua (an example of which would be 10ft 16s from 340, light easterly trades and nothing else in the water), but I think the WSL ladies will finally get wet. Check them out, this is the link to the contest page.
Much better chances to find something clean on the upper west side. Good luck with the hunt.
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