Here are some photos from Tomoko.
And these are mine, before the sky cleared up.
After that, I had a blast nose riding my 9.4 single fin Tudor. Those elusive last few inches...
5am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for nothing.
6.7ft @ 14s from 308° (WNW)
3.5ft @ 15s from 316° (NW)
3.4ft @ 11s from 318° (NW)
2.9ft @ 8s from 10° (N)
4ft @ 8s from 42° (NE)
3.6ft @ 15s from 324° (NW)
2.9ft @ 11s from 335° (NNW)
New NW swell is on the rise. Below is the graph of the three reported buoys, together with the Surfline forecast for the next three days, which should see similar sizes (red line). The scale of the Surfline's graph is very high, because around Feb 22-23, the models predict strong trades and a 12f 9s easterly windswell. The wind conditions in the early morning will be ideal light offshore. Chilly, but clean. Expect a possible excellent score in my Hookipa beach report before 7am.
This is the wind map at 9am. As you can see, that's when a easterly trades flow should reach Hookipa.
Wind map at noon shows some easterly trades, possibly sailable. Don't miss out the windsurfing if it happens, as it might be a while before it happens again.
The wind will be delightfully light for the next 10 days. After that, Surfline predicts the return of the trades and a high windswell.
North Pacific shows a WNW fetch.
Nothing of relevance in the South Pacific.