This is my pick of Jimmie Hepp’s album of the windsurfing action at Hookipa. An image that should immediately make your brain guess the period of this set.
5am significant buoy readings and discussion
1.6ft @ 8s from 161° (SSE)
1ft 15s plus smaller periods at the buoy made for some small waves on the Lahaina side yesterday. The Lahaina webcam occasionally shows something also today. Below is the collage of the maps of the 8th and 9th, showing a possible source for them.
1.3ft @ 15s from 355° (N)
8.1ft @ 10s from 68° (ENE)
Couple of small 15s readings, which might be actually be from the NW fetch shown in the maps below of the 14th and 15th (the buoys still feel the influence of the strong easterly windswell). Wherever it’s from, the main energy in the water remains the easterly one, so Hookipa and the easterly exposures will have the biggest waves also today (although declining). With the difference that there should finally be no wind on the north shore (specially the Kahului area) until around 10am.
High Tide High Tide Low Tide Low Tide Sunrise Sunset
6:42a +2.1 8:20p +1.3 1:59p +0.4 7:07a 6:08p
North Pacific has a small NW a N and the windswell fetch. The massive high pressure that has dominated the central Pacific for many days is finally getting weaker and moving to the east. A new one is about to replace it, bringing sideon winds over the weekend (and a N swell).