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Honolua Bay Surfline Sizing #2904328
01/26/19 10:45 PM
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Hey folks!
Heading to Maui next week and its my first time. Im going to be around Honolua Bay most of the time.
Im a pretty experience and knowledgeable surfer but I wanted to check if any of you know how accurate Surfline is forecasting Honolua Bay. I need to decide what quiver I bring.
Ill bring my Pyzalien as my to go board, from 3-7/8 ft (not Hawaiian), then either my StepUp in case Ill head up to Hookipa or if Honolua ever gets over 7ft. Or Ill bring a puddle jumper for soma small wave action along the Westside wherever theres a fun wave. I wanna keep it to 2 boards.
Surfline reports 4-5 most of the time but the forecasts is algorithm based so maybe theres someone who can give a bit of inside for waves sizes in that area. Id appreciate it a LOT!

Thanks !
Dennis

Re: Honolua Bay Surfline Sizing [Re: Illuster] #2909282
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Ive never surfed outside Hanalei, the bowl or whatever, but every time Ive been and surfed Pine Trees or Waikokos they have been pretty accurate. In my experience they are often conservative, but occasionally get it wrong. After all, they are forecast most of these spots by looking at Cams, right?

Surfline calls it by wave face height which I agree with 100% because that is what I have to get over, under, or pitched off of mad


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There are no Cams for Hanalei Bay anymore nor the Hanalei Pier since the big flood in April of 2018.
4 - 6 feet will be fun for Honolua, but when moving up to 6 - 8 feet, I hope you took a pintail for speed for getting by the Cave.


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Originally Posted By: 92122
Ive never surfed outside Hanalei, the bowl or whatever, but every time Ive been and surfed Pine Trees or Waikokos they have been pretty accurate. In my experience they are often conservative, but occasionally get it wrong. After all, they are forecast most of these spots by looking at Cams, right?

Surfline calls it by wave face height which I agree with 100% because that is what I have to get over, under, or pitched off of mad
pokestick Honolua...

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Originally Posted By: littlewave
Originally Posted By: 92122
Ive never surfed outside Hanalei, the bowl or whatever, but every time Ive been and surfed Pine Trees or Waikokos they have been pretty accurate. In my experience they are often conservative, but occasionally get it wrong. After all, they are forecast most of these spots by looking at Cams, right?

Surfline calls it by wave face height which I agree with 100% because that is what I have to get over, under, or pitched off of mad
pokestick Honolua...


Doh. He even mentioned Maui. foreheadslap

Only snorkeled Honolua Bay once and seen it breaking small from afar a couple other times, so I'm of no help here. Kaser1 would know.

Hope you have a good trip anyway. cheers


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Re: Honolua Bay Surfline Sizing [Re: Illuster] #2919990
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I was there couple years back and Surfline was showing 10+ feet and Honolua was fun sized Id say 4-6ft, nothing crazy. Obviously swell direction and such play a factor.

Same trip Hanalei was showing like 12-16 feet on Surfline, it was definitely sizeable out at Hanalei but not 12-16 feet. Puerto Rico surfline, if it shows 8+ ft its freaking big. Didn't experience that in Hawaii.

Here's a better site anyways for local forecasting in Hawaii:

https://www.surfnewsnetwork.com/

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surfline is wave height and usually a ft or two over hyped

I have been spending a lot of time on maui this winter and that has been my experience


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