The swell was not supposed to fill in until tomorrow, but but the earlier the better during a drought. As the vernal equinox approaches, the light has a warmth to it, which is needed when the water temps are still 38°. This 9'4" Hansen - the partnership board (more on that later) rocked. Friends said it was waist plus, but after I paddled out on a pre-leash era board, some occasional head high sets swung through. Such a fun board - cranks a meaty bottom turn, then take the hike and rocket down the face.