Hawaii – La Nina Woes

The Hawaii Winter season has started with a whimper, with the Triple Crown forced to get underway in small surf at Haleiwa on Monday. There is a small pulse of NNW swell expected over the next few days, keeping things contestable, but definitely not the type of surf you expect in late November.

Looking at the Waimea Bay buoy forecast, there’s a much more notable North swell expected to build rapidly on Saturday night, with primary swell conditions in the 14 feet at 14 seconds (353°) range expected by Sunday morning. Look for spots that like the straight North angle to be pumping, but watch out for the 20 knot NE trade winds.