I'm gonna use this sequence I shot yesterday to break down how to pump a foil.
1) Starting from the top left and moving clockwise, you can see the foiler finishing his pumping cycle by extending both legs and pushing the board down towards the water (hopefully without touching it).
2) Then he lifts his front foot first and let the nose of the board come up.
3) Next, while he's still lifting his front foot, he starts lifting his back foot too. Both legs are bending and both knees are going towards the chest at this stage.
4) In the last picture he now starts to put some weight back on the front foot to bring the nose down. The next photo would show him doing what he was doing in the first one: extend both legs to bring the board closer to the water and then start the cycle again.
It's a pretty instinctive movement, but it's not a simple jumping up and down like a kid would do on a trampoline, because in case of a foil pumping, the front leg precedes and the back one follows.
5am significant buoy readings
No southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1f 15s.
7.7ft @ 13s from 343° (NNW)
7.6ft @ 13s from 356° (N)
9.3ft @ 13s from 349° (NNW)
Plenty energy from the NNW-N at the buoys, the problem will be the northerly wind that unfortunately comes with it. Seek for wind sheltered spots that like the N swells.
Wind map at noon shows moderate NE winds. They will be a little lighter in the early morning, but not by much as the north shore sensors are already reading between 14 and 18 mph at 7am.
North Pacific offers a distant, wide, but not too intense WNW fetch and a close N one.
South Pacific shows a small fetch east of New Zealand and a bigger stronger one way down south of the Tasman Sea.
Morning sky doesn't look too promising for sunshine.
As a matter of fact, we got quite a bit of rain around us.