Thursday morning (tommorrow) looks like it should be chest high down south. The swell strengthens for a day, not a big jump in size, but more in power, it just hit 4 feet at 10 seconds at the 120 buoy. The most significant thing, is the winds changed from a south southeast direction to total east, so it will bring in the swell more.
Winds ought to be in the 4 to 6 mph se maybe sse direction and stay light until lunchtime, where they should kick up an increase throughout the day.
The perfect mid-tide time with the low winds is 8 am, low is around 5 am, so getting out at 7 thru 10 should give the cleanest kick for the day.
The photo to the left is Raimana Van Bastolaer who is from Tahiti, one of the locals for Teahupoo, and hey what a surprise, he caught the biggest barrel best wave of the day. He also won the monster barrel Billabong XXL awards for 2010. Thanks to Magicseaweed.com for providing the awesome swell photo gallery of Teahupoo. See the rest here.
The Easter surf fest should have plenty of head high waves or at least plenty of 5 to 6 foot faces thru the weekend, so get it while you can. Like Ross at cflsurf.com says, it may be the last swell before the PHLAT season, unless we have a replay of last summer which was a freak and a gift from God. But we’ll see.