At Hookipa the windsurfers enjoyed some pretty good conditions too. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.
4am significant buoy readings
1.9ft @ 14s from 185° (S)
Lovely reading at the SE buoy, the surfline forecast calls for 1.5f 14s. Yesterday was pretty small on the Lahaina side, but not flat. Possibly knee to waist also today.
The closely generated big swell of the last two days is down to 3.8f 9s, but there’s a new long period one on the rise. Here’s uncle Pat’s description of the fetch (I strongly recommend to always read his whole discussion if you want to learn about waves).
Below is the collage of the maps of May May 6,7 and 8 that show that fetch up in the NW corner (pointed by a black arrow).
Early observation of the Hookipa webcam shows at least head high and possibly decent shape, but I wouldn’t get too excited about it just yet. Maybe wait for a proper beach report that I should be able to post before 6.30am.
North Pacific shows a long and wide but not particularly intense NW fetch. Given its size, if that fetch would have had winds 10 knots stronger, it would have been a seriously big swell. Instead Surfline only predicts 4f 12s on Sat (lasting till Wednesday, though).
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