I found the time to edit the last Kai Penny video. He explains a bit the long period swells, talks some gear and surfs a lot. It’s 10 minutes long and I even though it might be boring/uninteresting for many, I know there’s blog readers and friends that will have a kick out of it, so it’s dedicated to them.
5am significant buoy readings
2.9ft @ 17s from 192° (SSW)
3.3ft @ 17s from 187° (S)
The long period energy went up to 3ft 18s (!) yesterday afternoon and the waves were pumping everywhere. The still are this morning, but the trend is going to be a down one, as the graph of the Lanai buoy suggests (blue line, period going down).
4.7ft @ 6s from 91° (E)
5.9ft @ 14s from 94° (E)
Both long period (distantly generated when it was a cat 4 hurricane) and short period (closely generated) energy from Barbara are in the water. Yesterday Hookipa has very inconsistent chest to head high long period sets in the middle of flatness. Should be similar today. I do see some white water in the background of the Kanaha webcam, so Waiehu must have waves.
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