This is a short video of Kai Lenny foiling on the same wave last Thursday 11 16, shot by Jason Hall with my camera.
3am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the outer buoys, that's what I was expecting, seen the strong northerly one in the water. Both Surfline and Pat Caldwell predict the rise of a 1f 15s swell during the day.
8.4ft @ 10s from 356° (N)
6.3ft @ 12s from 16° (NNE)
8.1ft @ 11s from 4° (N)
Still plenty northerly energy at the buoys this morning. It is supposed to slowly go down (I doubt the decrease will be very noticeable), before picking up again in the afternoon for a new big N swell that should reach around 11-12f 15s tomorrow morning. I don't see it at any buoys yet, but there's so much energy in the water, that doesn't mean it's not there.
Bottom line is: lots of energy in the water on the north shore, got to look for sheltered spots or cruise to the west side. The lovely spell of light winds that made the waves surfable all day is about to end. The Windguru table below shows that we're about to slammed with some strong trades for at least 10 days, but today it looks still ok, specially in the morning.
Wind map at noon shows light NE winds, stronger on the west side.
North shore continues to show a strong N fetch, with the addition of a small NW one.
Nothing in the South Pacific.
Morning sky and more air moving in from the north.