The fun size of the waves at Hookipa yesterday morning confirmed my easy high crowd advisory call. Didn’t count them, but from Lanes to Pavils, must have been around 80. This is a shot I took after my session, don’t be fooled, it’s a close out.
This one I took before my session.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion South shore
Nothing at Barbers, the Lahaina webcam shows tiny waves.
2.7ft @ 12s from 310° (WNW)
2.9ft @ 12s from 303° (WNW)
2ft @ 13s from 304° (WNW)
4.5ft @ 9s from 84° (E)
2.3ft @ 12s from 326° (NW)
1.6ft @ 11s from 337° (NNW)
Yes, this NW swell was smaller than predicted. The Pauwela graph below shows that it barely reached 4ft and now is declining. This morning’s readings are far from exciting, Hookipa might still have occasional head highers, but the average size might easily be smaller than that. The E windswell is another option on the eastern exposures. Not much else happening today (and most likely tomorrow), it’s going to be a relatively small day for the winter.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP’s meteo websites list in the right column). Early morning should be calm.