Back to the basics of surfing then, or maybe I can throw in some surf foiling sessions too, inspired by this video of Kai Lenny and Ian Gentil. I quickly discarded surf foiling when I first tried it a few months ago, as the paddle back out is painfully slow with the foil dragging underneath the board and I can catch twice as many waves on a SUP foil. But these guys don't even paddle back out, they pump back out!
Yesterday wasn't exactly a cracking wave sailing day (maybe today it will be), but the very top guys did sail Hookipa. This is Browsinho in a bottom turn that shows ridiculous amounts of speed and control. Photo by Jimmie Hepp from this gallery.
3am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys, the Surfline forecast calls for 1.3f 12s and 0.5f 18s.
5.1ft @ 7s from 32° (NE)
7.8ft @ 12s from 326° (NW)
Wind map at noon.
North Pacific shows a new strong NW fetch and the windswell fetch.
South Pacific looking good for next week with three different fetches.