At 0730 I found Kainoa (RN04) snoozin’ in the Morning Glory, 40 ft left of 1BS. He would later move down allowing the ID, and at 0915 would enter the water. His molt is 70%.
Marilyn called at 0753 with the report of an U/U doing 7-9 minute dives at Blowhole. My dollar is on Buster but ????
At 0848 on a pan I found Aukai (RL12) just hauling out the far left end of Rabbit Island.
At 0916 Kainoa would haul out to join her. After some interaction they would both enter the water , only haul out together 80 ft right of 3BS at 1105, where they remained the rest of the day.
When Marilyn checked China Walls at 0853 the surf was too big to make the check, however she asked to surfers to give her a thumbs up if there was somebody at the CW spot. She got the thumbs up. At 1321 Melanie did the check from a higher perch, and confirmed the Kaiwi (RK96) ID.
Lesley called with a Hotline report at1450 about an animal at Crappy Cove, Sandy Beach. When I arrived at 1457 I spoke with the caller as well as others, all of whom confirmed that there had been an animal that had come ...looked , and left. Nobody could provide further info.
At 1609 Ocean Safety called with the report of an U/U at the Blowhole end of Sandy Beach. Owing to the impossibility of finding any place to park at either SB or BH, it had to be a team Whisperer response. I dropped Marilyn off at Sbwhile I attempted to find parking. Marilyn reported that witnesses said that an animal had attempted to haul out but as usual the adoring horde camera owners would not allow it. After picking Marilyn up at SB we went to BH. Again the parking situation on a weekend is a crime against humanity, so I dropped Marilyn off while at drove in circles. She reported nobody visible at SB, but did see an animal (Buster ???) doing foraging dives at Blowhole. There is zero doubt in my mind that the last two paragraphs are connected but ?????
At 0625 Team Billand reported RK36 at Maili Point. He was gone on the 1213 recheck.
At 0656 the Billands reported M&M (R020) fronting #1708, White Plains. Thanks to surfer George and Jean for the assistance. and Angel too... see more on White Plains post.
At 0940 Team Billand found Pohaku (RO28)&RIP (RR70) at Nanakuli Beach Park. Mahalos to Brandi for dealing with th dredges of our society, on the front lines.
At 1053 Team Billand found Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Guard Rails. He would later relocate to Maili Point, at 1213.
At 1045 posse member Jean, on WP duty, reported the arrival of what would prove to be Benny (RE74) at 1045.
The Billands confirmed the Benny ID. Per Diane T, Benny would depart at 1523.