The foiling frog instead was at Hookipa.
5am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys anymore, the Surfline forecast looks pretty steady instead with 1.8f 12s.
4.9ft @ 6s from 74° (ENE)
The fetch width spread 4/17-18 with a large area of marginal gales north of 40N within 160-180W. With the tail of the fetch 2000 nm away, this should make for a long-lived event. The event should linger over the weekend from 325-340 degrees at levels under the average. A new episode is due Sunday PM.
Below is the collage of the maps of April 16, 17 and 18 and that might help you trying to follow what uncle Pat described in words. Nothing to be too excited about if you're a north shore surfer, as the wind will keep blowing relentlessly.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific shows a NW fetch and the windswell one.
South Pacific shows a large and well oriented fetch, unfortunately greatly blocked by New Zealand.