Here's Nick in a sick layback snap, which he pulled off thanks to a great deal of skill and by heavily leveraging on paddle and footstraps.
Donovan's been ripping hard, but in this case that tip of the foil popping out of the water will cost him a fall.
Blog author in a photo by Destination360 shot by the Harbor Lights angle. The new flat tail (like any little thing you change on a foil) is requiring subtle adjustments of foot straps position and riding style. It can be a frustrating or fun task, depending on your attitude. The last few waves of the second session finally felt pretty good, but there's margin of improvement. The combo of GL140 and flat tail is fast.
6am significant buoy readings and discussion
2.1ft @ 12s from 193° (SSW)
Small kind southerly energy at Lanai, check the Lahaina webcam if interested (onshore and tiny).
1.9ft @ 12s from 305° (WNW)
7.6ft @ 11s from 77° (ENE)
Also today, it's all about the easterly windswell which is winding down. Hookipa will probably be fun head high (possibly plus), while the eastern exposures will offer bigger sizes. Good conditions with no wind until 10-11am.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).
North Pacific has a small but pretty intense NW fetch (2ft 17s predicted by Pat Caldwell in his table for Saturday) and the windswell fetch.
Nothing worth circling in the South Pacific.
Satellite image (link n.6) not showing anymore, if someone figures this out, please let me know.