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Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Forecast Effective Wednesday, July 11th
Event window: July 1st-31st
Brief Overview: A strong and, more importantly, fairly ‘west’ SW swell is on track to build this weekend, peaking through the afternoon on Sunday the 15th. This swell should be quite similar to the Rip Curl Cup Trials swell on May 27th.
The storm that will create the upcoming swell is still evolving, but has behaved very close to model guidance thus far, with a small area of 40-50 knot wind and seas up to 30 feet. Furthermore, the storm has tracked further north than the average Indian Ocean storm, which means it’s closer to Bali. This should help with both size and consistency. Although the early morning may start slow, we do expect to see a building trend through the middle of the morning and into the afternoon. Face size should be in the 8-10’ range during the higher tide hours, with more size over the afternoon as the tide drops and the largest sets push up to 12’+ faces (around 6’+ Hawaiian scale).
Local wind should be good to excellent with moderate to breezy SE/ESE trades expected.
Next Update: Friday morning, July 14th (local time)