Here's the clip of one.
Mid morning the Konas started blowing and there was all kind of action at Lanes/Hookipa. This is a photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.
I was shooting myself and here's what I got.
Tanner Hendrickson getting barreled while a windsurfer is sailing out. The Point was firing.
Next two is Robby Swift.
My longboard session was from 6 to 6.30pm. Just a friend and I in the wildness of the elements, kinda gorgeous really. It helped that the period was down to 12s (as the photo below shows), otherwise it would have been a bit too challenging for my tastes.
5am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for nothing.
6.9ft @ 10s from 328° (NW)
4.8ft @ 9s from 357° (N)
6.1ft @ 8s from 80° (E)
NW swell down to 11s locally with the addition of 6f 8s of easterly windswell will provide plenty waves at Hookipa. What will characterize the early morning session will be the wind and the rain.
Wind map at noon. The Konas should be stronger before that and lighter after that.
North Pacific shows a WNW fetch. The one to the NE of it is oriented more west to east and only a sliver of it is oriented towards us, as the map on the right shows.
South Pacific shows a fetch SE of the Tasman Sea. From that distance, IF we get anything out of it, it would be in 9 days. As a matter of fact, Surfline predicts 0.8f 16s out of that fetch on Saturday Feb 24.
Still plenty rain around us at 6.25am.
Lastly, I just received an email with the schedule of the 2018 HSA contests. Happy to share it here.
(Alt dates: 5/6,12,13,19,20,26,27)
(Alt dates: 7/15,21,22,28,29, 8/4,5,11,12)
(Alt days 9/16,22,23,29,30)
Event #4 2018 VISSLA / HI TECH / LOPEZ SURFBASH XXIX HO'OKIPA BEACH PARK
(Alt: Sunday, 12/,2,8,9,15,16,22,23)
(2 Day Event, January 12th - February 3rd, 2019)
[Weekends (Sat & Sun) and holidays ONLY]
Open Men : Any Day the Bay calls