The forecast model had the Stonewall Banks buoy peaking Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at 22 feet at 17 seconds. The last report from @buoy46050 was 21.7 feet at 19 seconds, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific. Wow.
Just to put this into perspective, the Half Moon Bay buoy peaked at 22 feet at 16.7 seconds on February 13th, 2010, the day Grant Baker rode his 2010 XXL Ride of the Year winning wave at Mavericks. No doubt tomorrow’s competition will produce some XXL nominees, especially with the crew that’s descending on the spot. Good luck to all the competitors, looks like it’s going to be a classic indeed.
Speaking of @buoy46012, forecast models have it peaking around 18 feet at 18 seconds, which will definitely be enough to produce some XXL moments for Mavericks as well. The swell builds quickly through the day, but won’t peak until mid-afternoon.
If you’ve been frothing all Summer to dust off your gun, the wait is over. It’s pretty much game time.