Conditions looked very dubious from the cliff (as reported at 6.30am on this very page), but we decided to paddle out anyway and lucked out into an hour an a half of much higher consistency. Within the first 5 minutes, he caught 3 waves. We had a lot of fun.
At 10 I was at work at Hi-Tech and after 2 I took him windsurfing. He's my dream customer, up for everything and good at everything.
5am significant buoy readings
Nothing at the buoys, probably flat but check the webcams.
2.2ft @ 14s from 327° (NW)
2.6ft @ 15s from 307° (WNW)
Surfline has the peak of this swell at 7f 14s at 2pm tomorrow from 318 (after refraction). What about today? Below is the NOAA WW3 model output that predicts the first presence of this swell in the Maui waters only at 3pm with a mere 0.5f 19s that will eventually became a full foot at 6pm. Which translates into the possibility of a few long period sets at sunset.
So, with pretty much nothing from this swell in Maui today, what are we going to surf? Here's the local buoys readings at 5am.
5.4ft @ 9s from 355° (N)
NAM3km map at 7 shows 20 knots of trades and similar speeds for the rest of the day.
Oh look, MC2km maps are available early today, and this is the 1pm one that confirms the strong wind.
Current wind map shows:
1) a strong fetch in the NW corner. 7.5f 16s from 309 on Saturday predicted by Surfline
2-3) tiny little fetches (fetchetielli in my dialect) that won't do much
That fetch n.1 is so strong that I'd like to post an "old school" weather map. Don't you guys miss those isobars? I do. Actually I don't, because I check it every day, I just don't post it every day. Link n.1 of GP's meteo websites list.