Ian Walsh was able to navigate that worbly hollow section showing a impressive form.
Based on yesterday's performances, my pick for the win is one of these guys: Billy Kemper, Jamie Mitchell, Ian Walsh, Kai Lenny and Lucas Chianca. That is if Albee Layer doesn't find the barrels he's always hunting, which is quite possible with this morning's offshores.
5am significant buoy readings
No southerly energy at the outer buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.5f 11s.
12.4ft @ 16s from 335° (NNW)
12.1ft @ 17s from 322° (NW)
As the graphs of the two reported buoys shows below, the swell has peaked during the night. The period will be around 16-17s in the morning and the size is still solid, so more big waves on the north shore today, with a little more consistent sets.
Wind map at noon shows very light trades.
- a tiny west fetch from the next typhoon south of Japan
- a strong NW fetch oriented towards the Marshalls of which we should get a bit of angular spreading
- two smaller NNW and N fetches
South Pacific doesn't show any fetch for us.