Tuesday, May 26, 2015

South swell was pumping yesterday.
In between sessions I quickly stopped by Oluwalu and took a couple of shots of the groms ripping.
Other spots on the same coastline had up to double overhead sets.

3.3ft @ 8s from 35° (NE)
2.8ft @ 15s from 167° (SSE)
2.7ft @ 12s from 266° (W)
4.5ft @ 9s from 30° (NNE)
1.9ft @ 14s from 317° (NW)

2.6ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)
1.8ft @ 13s from 207° (SSW)

Still some energy from NNE, but it's all about the south shore these days. I mean, if you have no time to drive, then Hookipa can be fun, but the quality of the waves you'll find on the other side is higher.
The period lost a couple of seconds at the Barbers buoy compared to yesterday, so expect a little less size and power, but still... 15 is almost double than 8!
And the wind should be favorable all day (like yesterday).

Not much going on in the north pacific fetch-wise, let me post this closeup of the strong fetch east of New Zealand I took yesterday evening. That'll stir some waters.

As a result, Tahiti is gonna be massive on Thursday/Friday: surfline calling for 13.3f 16s, which will become 4 by the time they get to Hawaii on Monday/Tuesday next week.

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