Building swell in the water today. It was only knee-high this morning but it has grown to belly- high. Tomorrow should be in the chest-high range, with shoulder-high waves for Monday through Wednesday. Tuesday looks the best, where we could see head-high sets. Looking to be the biggest day of the summer season so far.
Fun surf for the past few days. It will drop down to smallness for the next few until it picks back up again on Sunday. Then it looks good for four or five days of surf in the chest-high plus range. It should get up to head-high for Tuesday and Wednesday. Below are some pics from yesterday afternoon at Ghost Hotel. I’m super stoked to still see it working on a south swell. Not nearly as good as during the NE swells of fall and winter, but still pretty fun.
Chest-high surf coming through today. A bit messy with the onshores. This mini-swell should peak tomorrow, then small surf until the next swell for the weekend.
Chest-high surf in Riyuewan today. Longboard peelers on the point. A bit of an increase in size for tomorrow, then a drop before it picks back up mid-week.
Main point today
Cured fish hanging to dry
Waves in the belly- to chest-high range today。 Rainy and a bit windy. As soon as this mini storm passes, we should have some good conditions.
The main point
Xiao Zhu, yesterday
The first south swell of the year will be coming in over the next week. Below is the forecast for Thursday. Look for belly- to chest-high surf tomorrow, and chest-high plus for Thursday. It’s very unlikely that we will get another NE swell at this point in the year. South swells of summer! Let’s hope this summer will be as good as the winter season was!
Tiny shin-high slop in the water today. Should be marginally bigger tomorrow, and a bit of a bump later in the week. Nothing to get too excited about. At least the weather is amazing.
Chris from California, came down to check out Hainan after another business trip in the mainland
Yesterday’s surf lesson. 22-year-old uni student from Haikou
Small surf again today, in the thigh-high range. Look for this south bump to grow a bit over the next few days.
Thigh- to waist-high waves today in Riyue Bay on a bit of a south push. Have my good friend Eli’s cousin in town, as well as a Chinese-Australian girl. Got them both standing on tons of waves this morning. Not a whole lot on the horizon for waves. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go out for a paddle, a swim, a run, etc. Everything outdoors is better in Riyue Bay!
Eli’s cousin Max from New York
View of Riyue Bay from the Ghost Hotel
On the top of Ghost Hotel
Small windslop here now. It should build throughout the day and there should be belly-high surf for tomorrow, and hopefully up to chest-high for Monday.