In the harbor, the period was mostly 7-9 seconds and probably NE to N direction. None of the easterly 13s energy was getting in there.
"How are we going to arrest them all?". Fortunately common sense prevailed and they didn't.
Outside the harbor was a different story (size) and there were some moments of epicness too.
Can't recognize the guy, Vans sticker, might be Imai. I just missed Albee, who got out of the water when I was setting up. The swell had already started to decline by then.
Kai Lenny's last wave at this spot must have felt like a micro-Nazare to him. He got dropped there by his jet-ski, who knows where he surfed before.
I first surfed the harbor on a longboard while the swell was peaking and then Waiehu when it was declining and head and a half. It was triple overhead and barreling (no thanks!) just a couple of hours earlier. Timing was everything yesterday.
The one time I didn't wax the board in front of the pad, my back foot slipped right off. Not gonna do that mistake again.
I struggled a bit at the beginning, as I mostly foiled lately. It was nice to be back on a surfboard with overhead waves though. I had a 2 waves hold down (probably about 12-14 seconds total) that, believe it or not, brought a smile on my face (after I realized that I was still alive).
Here's a lovely right hander.
Hookipa at sunset, well on its way down.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).
Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):
South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):