Another excellent longboard session for me yesterday. Waves were very clean all morning in Lahaina before the onshore breeze picked up a little later than usual. I don't have a photo of the day (no, that's not Breakwall), so here's Bruno Santos on an absolute gem at Padang-Padang on the first day of the Rip Curl contest. The semifinals will be run Thursday (which for us is Wednesday) when a solid SSW swell of 10f 18s is predicted to hit Bali.
Here's the highlights of the first two rounds.
3am significant buoy readings
1.7ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)
2.1ft @ 14s from 203° (SSW)
1.4ft @ 15s from 269° (W)
2.2ft @ 15s from 219° (SW)
There we go again, 2f 15s, not a big swell, not many people know about it, not a weekend... you know where I'm going. Will report when I get there.
Below is the collage of the maps of July 8,9,10 and 11. As you can see in the first one on the left, the fetch in the Tasman Sea was pretty decent, as was the energy we received yesterday out of it. It should last a couple of days before new energy from that intricate mix of blue and red fetches on the map of the 10th will arrive. That'll be interesting to observe.
5.5ft @ 8s from 71° (ENE)
Windswell only at the buoy, yesterday at sunset Hookipa was waist to chest, occasionally shoulder high.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific has the windswell fetch.
No fetches oriented towards us in the South Pacific, hopefully we'll get a bit of angular spreading from the blue one aimed at the Americas.