A thoughtful message has been forwarded to the lads from Colin Quincey who in 1977 became the first person to row the Tasman Sea:
‘My take, from the outer, is that for now, Wednesday, they're in survival mode so 'protect yourselves and protect the gear and wait. The Tasman doesn't know 'normal': patience, patience, patience. The break will come and you only need less than a week of good days to make the cape.
On my trip I sat 'there' for 18 days going nowhere, a bit east of their current location, then got spat out north west by a similar weather pattern. It’s just a very badly behaved, lumpy bit of ocean.’