Not many turns, it was mostly about the drop. Here's a clip.
Second session had some wind on it, here's a shot by Jimmie.
Still fun though. Here's a clip from session two. Between the two sessions, I caught 17 waves and didn't fall ones. Pretty happy about that.
When I saw Browsinho and Levi launching, I knew it was going to be an epic windsurf session. Jimmie Hepp documented it in this spectacular gallery from which I took this well over mast high wave.
If someone asked me:"GP, who's the best windsurfer on the planet in this moment?", I will answer without a doubt: Browsinho. Check the mind blowing moves he did in the above mentioned gallery.
Here's a few of my shots. As tweaked as it gets.
Levi's speedy bottom turn. I like his style the best still.
A little sequence to illustrate Browsinho's approach to that lip.
He redirected off the lip and now is going to free fall in front of it.
He painted that one.
Later at work, I had the Pipeline webcam in the background. Here's a set feathering on third reef and 100 people (no kidding, I counted them!) scratching for the horizon.
5am significant buoy readings
No indication of southerly energy at the buoys.
9.7ft @ 15s from 312° (NW)
North Pacific continues to provide complex WNW and NW fetches, which will make it difficult to separate each single individual episode. Here's the NOAA's take:"A moderate long-period reinforcement will bring the surf back to around advisory-levels for north and west facing shores early next week".
A small S fetch in the South Pacific.