Solid surf continues to pound the North Shore, with a favorable forecast through the weekend. Good news for the Volcom Pipe Pro, which kicks off its holding period tomorrow. Although the surf has declined quite a bit since yesterday, a new Northwest swell will arrive tomorrow.
The swell is forecast to build throughout the day (8.9 feet at 14.6 seconds 312° at 8:00 a.m.), and continue to hold through Wednesday, before declining Thursday into Friday. Current reports from the Northwest Hawaii buoy are roughly 2-feet smaller than expected however, so it will be interesting to see how things develop overnight.
The second Northwest pulse builds rapidly Friday and peaks overnight. Swell direction is a bit more Northerly (314°) than we’ve been experiencing, but only slightly. Conditions as of Saturday at 8:00 a.m. are forecast to be 8.9 feet at 13.7 seconds, which will produce overhead to double-overhead surf. Winds are favorable, with East to Northeast trade winds throughout the week, however they may clock to the Northwest late Saturday into Sunday.