SURFLINE PREDICTS SIZEABLE SWELL FOR START OF OAKLEY WORLD PRO JUNIOR HOLDING PERIOD MON., OCT. 3 IN BALI, INDONESIA
KERAMAS, Bali/Indonesia (Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011) – According to official forecaster Surfline, a sizeable swell is lining up for the opening day of the holding period for the Oakley World Pro Junior on Monday, Oct. 3, and continuing throughout the contest waiting period which ends Oct. 14. The event, the first of three on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Junior Championship Tour, will be held at Keramas in Bali, Indonesia with a backup location at Canggu as needed.
The complete Surfline forecast as of Friday, Sept. 30:
BRIEF OVERVIEW: Thanks to a very active Indian Ocean, there is plenty of southerly swell on the way for much of the contest waiting period. Medium size swell for the first couple days of the waiting period (Mon/Tue) will give way to building and larger swell by Wednesday and Thursday of next week. There is more swell in the long term as well.
SWELL/WEATHER SUMMARY **Note: Swell and surf size will be focused on the more exposed break, Canggu. Keramas will generally be smaller. **
An active Indian Ocean has a number of fairly sizeable swells lining up throughout the contest waiting period. At this point it looks like we’ll see medium size SW swell for Mon/Tue the 3rd-4th, building and larger SW swell for Wed/Thur the 5th-6th, followed by a slow fading trend into the weekend of the 8th. The next swell that we’ll keep an eye on is lining up for around Monday the 10th. The SW swell (210-230) that will show on the first day of the waiting period, Monday the 3rd, will actually be coming down slightly from a likely peak on Sunday. Still, we’ll see swell in the 6’ range with surf running from head high to a few feet+ overhead and occasionally bigger. Similar size surf will continue on Tuesday the 4th. By Wednesday the 5th, we’ll see a new, larger SW swell (220-230) build into the 6-8’ range with solid overhead to double overhead surf. Similar size surf will continue on Thursday the 6th, with a slow easing trend. Look for a continued slow fading trend Friday the 7th and into the first part of the following weekend. The storm setting up this swell is actually still active, so we’ll likely make some refinements to the forecast over the next couple days as we track the swell through the Indian Ocean. Stay tuned. At this point it looks like fairly light SE’erly trades on Monday to start the event waiting period; ranging from light/variable to light southerly in the morning and picking up out of the SE 8-12kts in the afternoon. Building and slightly stronger SE trades look possible for the middle to second half of next week, reaching 10-15kts in the afternoons. Going further out, our next swell looks possible for the 9th-10th. This potential swell will be a little more out of the SSW (205-220) and will offer another round of fairly solidly overhead surf if it behaves as currently forecast.
With a holding period of Oct. 3-14, the event will see the best of the best juniors in a field of 48 men and 18 women compete. Six men each, 20 years and under, will represent ASP Australasia, ASP South America, ASP North America and ASP Europe, five each from ASP Africa, ASP Hawaii and ASP Japan, as well as nine wildcards to round out the prestigious field. Two women each will represent each region.
Wildcards for the event were also recently named and include: Brazil’s Peterson Crisanto, Italo Ferreira and Caio Ibelli, Australia’s Noa Deane, Dean Bowen and Felicity Palmateer, New Zealand’s Sarah Mason,Tahiti’s Mateia Hiquily and Keala Naihe. Two additional Indonesian wild cards earned tickets into the main event after a local trial: Ida Bagus Simarai and Darmaputra Tonjo.
The complete list of competitors, as well as additional information and a live webcast can be found at oakleyprojunior.com. Follow on Twitter @OakleyAction or tweets at #OakleyProJr
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