A shortboard and a longboard session for me yesterday. In between, I drove to Honolua to take photos. 50 guys out and solid size, didn’t think for even a moment to paddle out.
Jacob Romero always on the best waves.
This one gives a sense of the size.
This looks like Logan Bediamol and he came out of that and got barreled a second time on the inside.
Successful double hand drag.
The surfer is actually filming the body boarder.
Way to kick out.
Best wave of my photoshoot session.
He’s deep in there.
And when it came out, the wave still looked amazing.
Jimmie Hepp took some photos too and you can see them in this gallery.
He also shot the windsurfers and I picked this photo out of this gallery. Extremely clean faces, I would have sailed too if I didn’t have my trigger fingers. Relatively small size due to the not particularly favorable direction. As I pointed out yesterday in that wrap map, the west side loves straight N to 15 degrees.
4am significant buoy readings
0.7ft @ 20s from 243° (WSW)
1ft @ 20s from 225° (SW)
Lovely unexpected 20s readings at the local south facing buoys. I guess Pat Caldwell will be surprised too: No sources in the southern hemisphere last week are identified to give surf beyond the seasonal background levels of mostly flat with select areas in the tiny to small bracket this week.
Below are the maps of March 12, 13 and 14. On the first one I drew the great circle rays of 220 and 240, which clearly shows that the direction indicated by the buys cannot be true. There was absolutely nothing in that position that could generate 20s small waves. The source was probably deep in the Tasman Sea instead. Wherever it was, that should keep the flatness at bay once again. Yesterday there was a bit of wrap in Lahaina (mostly waist, very occasionally up to chest high), but that should be gone today. Soon, I’ll be able to say again: “check the Lahaina webcam before going”…
So at this point most readers would like to know where to go surf today. That obviously depends on skills and preferences. Can you handle 8ft 14s from 321 at Hookipa? Then you go there! If not, you go down the coast. You don’t know how big the waves will be with 8ft 14s? Then you go look, and you remember next time… but it’ll be still big up there.
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