After all that low performance surfing, I went to Thousand Peaks and played the waiting game on the wind which was howling offshore. Got lucky again and scored a wonderful one hour session with mostly light offshore or no wind. This wave belonged to the first category.
Gavin got some good ones too.
Always a pleasure to share a session with Mr. Crowe.
Back to the north shore, with not enough juice left in the tank for a downwinder (breaking waves still have my preference), I got tempted into a possible windsurfing session by the observation of the Hookipa windsurfers from the distance.
Unfortunately, once I pulled in the parking lot, I noticed a pretty bad chop on the face, so I wisely passed on that. Might have got better at sunset, but I don't really do sunset sessions anymore, as I much prefer to go to sleep very early to hit the very early morning waves.
4am significant buoy readings
3.3ft @ 14s from 158° (SSE)
3.7ft @ 14s from 160° (SSE)
3.8ft @ 14s from 165° (SSE)
2.5ft @ 17s from 185° (S)
Below is the collage of the maps of June 20,21 and 22. The two fetches you see on the first one are the sources of the two swells recorded by Barbers. In the next few days, the 14s one should gradually go down in period, while the 17s should fade too because the fetch turned to aim east of us, but they should both still provide (smaller) waves to our south facing shores, before a new low SSW swell (coming from the Tasman Sea fetch we observed in the last few days) will kick in as the new week starts. Beach report coming up before 6am (I hope).
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific only has a well oriented windswell fetch.
South Pacific looking good with one large fetch SE of New Zealand and a smaller/closer one. Other than those four days of tininess last week, this summer has been pretty good so far, imo.