I’ve never surfed outside Hanalei
, the bowl or whatever, but every time I’ve been and surfed Pine Trees or Waikokos they have been pretty accurate. In my experience they are often conservative, but occasionally get it wrong. After all, they are forecast most of these spots by looking at Cams, right?
Surfline calls it by wave face height which I agree with 100% because that is what I have to get over, under, or pitched off of