You are a lucky man. As I drove past the high breakers yesterday I noticed the birds were inside the breakers, big birds there too. Dave P and I stopped for coffee and I told him that I suspected the next 24 hours would be the "hit" part of the hit or miss cycle due to the weather. To have had a morning with the wind down and the bait pushed in would have been nirvana for me - and I live it vicariously in your success!
Thanks for your insights on the area, look forward to being there again ASAP.