10:00 p.m. Update
Buoy 51101 is currently 18 feet at 17.4 seconds, after posting 16-foot swell heights for the previous 3 hours. The roller-coaster ride continues.
5:00 p.m. Update
Latest report from the Northwest Hawaii buoy is 20 feet at 19 seconds, right in line with the forecast of 20.3 feet at 18 seconds. Things are starting to get interesting.
3:00 p.m. Update
The buoy has jumped up a bit to 16.4 feet at 19 seconds. Still below the forecast 19.7 feet at 3:00 p.m., but the swell period is hanging steady.
We’re keeping an eye on the Northwest Hawaii buoy as it reports wave conditions each hour. The latest observation as of 2:00 p.m. HST is 12.5 feet at 19 seconds, which is well below the 19 feet at 18.2 seconds that was forecast for 2:00 p.m.
A late swell usually means a smaller swell, so unless the surf begins to catch up with the forecast, it’s not looking like it will be big enough for the Eddie tomorrow.