Watch: Mavericks // October 18th, 2023
It's continuity might be arguable, but the swell that hit Mavericks two days ago - the first of the northern hemi season - started its life two weeks ago. On October 6th a tropical depression was noted near the Marshall Islands, upgraded to Tropical Storm Bolaven the following day, then again on the 10th October to Typhoon Bolaven, and almost immediately continuing its upwards mobility to Super Typhoon status.
Though Bolaven's status was short-lived, the system underwent extra-tropical transition as it moved north into the jet-stream and from there surfers in both Hawaii and California rubbed their hands together in glee.
This quickly edited clip from Curtis at Powerlines shows a slightly unruly Mavericks, and while not especially huge the hold down at the 1:00 minute mark shows the consequences of any mistake at this size.