Foiling on waves is a completely different thing instead, as it requires much less steepness and can be fun also if the conditions aren't clean. That's why I chose it to do later in the morning, knowing that the wind would at one point get on it. This is Michelle having a blast an a slopy non breaking wave.
And this is a clip that summarizes what I just wrote. Barely a wave behind me.
6am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 0.6 14s.
3.9ft @ 14s from 327° (NW)
4.2ft @ 11s from 328° (NW)
7.0ft @ 9s from 59° (ENE)
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific shows a WNW fetch, a weak NW one and the E one. In black I circled the area of strong easterly winds that will engulf us starting Thursday.
South Pacific shows a very remote southerly fetch.