Discounting the slightly unusual Pali back in January, Hurricane Blas is the first proper Pacific Hurricane of 2016.
Hot on the heels of a fairly weak and disorganised Agatha, Hurricane Blas looks likely to build to major hurricane status over the next 48hrs. Its direction means only a side swipe into the California window towards the end of this week but potentially solid mid period easterly swell for Hawaii by the weekend.
While seasonal guidance suggests a 'near normal' season long range models have a third storm hot on the heels of Blas and making a potential Hawaiian impact in a fortnight. Keep an eye on your local forecast for details.