This photo was posted by my friend Bart and it's Hanavave Bay, Fatu Hiva. He's on another of his crazy expeditions paddling/sailing on a Starboard board (btw, we just got in a big shipment of those yesterday), this time in the Marquesas Island.
Waves down to summer size according to Jimmie Hepp yesterday at Hookipa. Photo from this gallery.
4am significant buoy readings
3ft @ 12s from 170° (S)
2.4ft @ 12s from 147° (SE)
2.2ft @ 12s from 165° (SSE)
Southerly energy down to 12s, but still up in size, so there should be plenty waves also today. Stay tuned for a beach report.
5.0ft @ 7s from 64° (ENE)
Size doesn't really matter, actually, as the wind will blown out everything, small or big.
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific shows a small NW fetch and the windswell one.
South Pacific shows a fetch deep down SW of the Tasman Sea.
Morning sky. Getting gloomy.