Our second solid swell of the Northshore season hit today. It was really slow through most the day and did not really fill in until the evening which offered some 10 foot sets. Unfortunately the SW winds were junking it up since the crack of dawn and the waves were poor especially at Pipe which had a cross chop, a lump, a bump and a big bounce from all the sand that the new swell was taking out to sea. We will have to wait and see if it cleans up tomorrow.
Since our last Northshore swell, the waves have been pretty much non-stop in both town and country. Town had some of the best surf all summer since fourth of July which lasted several days in epic conditions. For the most part it was solid 3 feet with some 4 foot sets and maybe even a freak 5 ftr. Country held in the soft 3 foot range with epic conditions and beautiful sunsets.
Along with those killer Sunsets however the vog is polluting the air. This morning was the worst I have seen it in a long time. I could not even see Ka‘ena Point from Pipeline.
The broken bridge in Wahiawa seems like it is going to be a huge problem as tourists and beach goers come to the Northshore to see the big surf. Lets hope the construction finishes sooner than later. The HIC Pro is set to kick off at Sunset on October 29th, but it appears that WCT tour surfers will have an extra event in Santa Cruz this year giving locals a little longer before the circus comes to town.
Hopefully the next couple days will provide better and cleaner surf. Stay tuned!