Just a windfoiling session (actually a lesson) for me yesterday. This photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery shows pretty radical conditions at Hookipa in the afternoon.
4am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.5f 11s.
11.6ft @ 13s from 338° (NNW)
4.9ft @ 13s from 313° (NW)
5.4ft @ 13s from 332° (NNW)
New NW pulse on a steep rise (close by fetch) at the NW101 buoy as shown in the graph below. Applying GP’s rule of thumb for the travelling time (16h @ 16s +/- 1h/1s), at 13s a swell takes 19h to get here, so I drew a red dotted line to indicate the rise of the swell in Maui. It will be more visible in the afternoon and biggest by sunset. The morning will still have plenty energy (5.4f 13s at 4am) from the previous one. The problem, as usual, will be the wind already blowing 13mph at Hookipa at 6am.
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