Starting to go left and right is always a major breakthrough. I explained her that in order for that to happen, she needs to catch the wave in the right spot. The explanation of what the right spot looks like, is always a challenge.
2am significant buoy readings
2.7ft @ 14s from 138° (SE)
3.5ft @ 14s from 173° (S)
2.8ft @ 14s from 173° (S)
2.2ft @ 15s from 188° (S)
Yesterday late morning the bigger sets were pushing waist high, so I expect today the size to be thigh to waist with occasional belly to chest high sets. I'll post updates during the morning, not sure what time, as I might do the drive in the dark and won't be able to see much.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific only has a well oriented windswell fetch.
South Pacific pretty active with a smaller but closer fetch and a bigger, partially oriented to the east of us and more remote one. Distance plays a major role in the decaying of the energy when the waves travel, so I expect the waves coming from the first one to be slightly shorter period, but bigger.