January 26, 2009

Healey’s Weekly Waimea Update – History of Waimea; Eddie Swell Update

For Monday, January 26, 2009: An energetic Pacific Ocean will gradually peter out this week as swells diminish below 10 feet for approximately the next week and a half. A series of small to moderate swells will keep the North Shore active, but nothing on the large size is expected in the coming 10 days. The jetstream has migrated north, keeping winter storm systems further from Hawaiian shorelines, and therefore keeping the large swells at a distance. Five weeks remain in the Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave holding period.

Jodi Wilmott