The caption for this was:"Waves on the backside of islands that never broke were doing this".
That's where I would have surfed.
4am significant buoy readings
2.4ft @ 12s from 134° (SE)
2.4ft @ 12s from 144° (SE)
1.6ft @ 12s from 189° (S)
1.9ft @ 13s from 183° (S)
1ft @ 16s from 191° (SSW)
South swell down to 12s and minimal size (flat to knee with occasional waist high is my home guess), but the two local buoys record some low long period SSW energy. I went searching through the fetches maps and all I could find was a tiny red circle in the Tasman Sea on the 8th. I doubt there will be much noticeable from it in the water, but I'll sure report when I get there.
2.8ft @ 8s from 64° (ENE)
Wind map at noon. Gonna be a hot one.
Just a weak windswell fetch in the North Pacific.
And a weak fetch in the Tasman Sea is all the South Pacific has to offer.