A shortboard and a prone foiling session for me yesterday. A few photos in between.
Hanging ten in that section and in front of dry reef was a very ballsy move without a leash.
It ended up with a walk to vana land. Might as well enjoy the view.
Before catching the foiling bug, Gerry was mostly body surfing. You can tell he’s fit.
He was foiling all by himself, so I had to join him for an arvo session. Best prone one for me so far.
2.6ft @ 13s from 149° (SE)
2.2ft @ 13s from 159° (SSE)
2.5ft @ 13s from 173° (S)
Severe gale to hurricane-force low pressure systems SW to SE of New Zealand spaced a day or two apart starting 5/7 has returned surf in Hawaii to near the average. The sources mostly aimed west to east, so swell is arriving through angular spreading. This leads to less consistent arrival of sets as has been the case the past two days.
The first event peaked Tuesday PM 5/15 and is slowly declining 5/16. Dispersion, or the spreading out of swell trains based on wave period, since longer waves travel faster, allows events from remote sources to linger for several days. The NOAA southern buoys 51003, 51002, and 51004 show the dominant wave period has shifted down from the 17 seconds at the peak to 15 seconds 5/16. It should continue a slow drop in wave period as breaker size declines toward background levels on Friday as a new event fills in.
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