...boost massive airs...
...carve on a wave. Speed runs and downwinders are other applications of a sport that is revealing to be a very multifaceted one thanks to the efficiency of the foils.
4am significant buoy readings and discussion.
1.3ft @ 15s from 191° (SSW)
1) that sliver of 11s NW energy comes from a fetch in the NW corner that happened about a week ago. It took so long to get here because the fetch was small/weak and the waves generated only had a relatively short period, hence travelled slowly. I would not expect that energy to be visible at all times, but there might be a very small set here and there. Below is the collage of the maps of July 24 through 26.
3) in the last couple of days there was a low in the Gulf of Alaska (black arrow) which generated some small NNE energy that is on its way. Pat Caldwell calls for 1ft 13s on late Saturday, 2ft 11s on Sunday and 2ft 9s on Monday. Nothing major, but it might actually end up being a bit bigger than that. Hookipa loves that direction.
Wind map at noon (the other ones can be found at link n.-2 of GP's meteo websites list in the right column).
Fetches map (circles legend: red: direct aim, blue: angular spreading, black: blocked, yellow: apparent direct aim, but out of the great circle ray map, so not 100% sure).
North Pacific (about 4 days travel time from the NW corner of the North Pacific):
South Pacific (about 7 days travel time from east/west of New Zealand):