Ver Noticia en Español


ISA World Junior Surfing Championships
Updated: Friday evening, October 16th (Local Time)

Brief Overview: Fun size blend of SW/SSW swell and shorter-period NW windswell through the weekend, with better new SW/SSW and WNW swells creeping up Sunday afternoon. Light/variable winds provide the cleanest conditions each morning, giving way to Westerly flow in the afternoons.

SATURDAY 17th:  3-4’+ wave faces, with occasional larger sets on the best tides. Cleanest in the morning with light/variable onshore wind, trending light to moderate onshore in the afternoon.  

Swell: Mix of reinforcing SW Southern Hemisphere swell and small NW windswell. Less broken up swell mix, but still some occasional peaks/corners.

Wind/Weather:  Mostly cloudy with a marine layer early, giving way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Light/variable onshore wind in the early to mid morning, trending light onshore by the later morning from the W. WNW wind builds in the afternoon 6-10kts.

SUNDAY 18th:  3-4’+ wave faces, with occasional larger sets on the best tides. Clean in the morning with light wind, trending light+ onshore in the afternoon.

Swell: Mix of SW Southern Hemisphere swell and minor NW windswell joined by building forerunners of new SW/SSW and WNW swells through the afternoon. Broken up swell mix with occasional peaks/corners. Slight uptick in size through the afternoon.

Wind/Weather:  Mostly cloudy with a marine layer early, giving way to partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Light/variable ESE/SE wind early trends Southerly and picks up through the morning. Light to moderate onshore wind from the WSW in the afternoon 4-9kts.



Swell/Surf Outlook

Modest pulse of SW/SSW swell (220-200) is on offer over the weekend, with a slightly better SW/SSW swell (220-200) showing through the afternoon Sunday with long period forerunners. Shorter-period NW windswell joins in the next couple days, with some fresh WNW swell (280-300+) creeping in late Sunday from a frontal low active in the Gulf of Alaska now.

The combo of SW/SSW swells and NW windswell will continue to offer fun surf through the weekend in the waist-shoulder high zone, with a few shoulder high+ peaks possible during the best tides. Shape is semi broken-up on Saturday, and should get a little more crossed-up on Sunday (though neither day will offer shape rivaling that from early in the week).

The combo of SW/SSW and WNW swells will continue to offer fun surf through the end of the week (waist-shoulder occ. head high). For the weekend we expect to see a new, overlapping run of SW swells and NW windswell set up more waist-shoulder high waves with occasional larger peaks around the more favorable tides.

Wind/Weather: Look for light/variable onshore Westerly flow to prevail early Saturday under mostly cloudy skies. Winds trend up through the morning, giving way to a light to moderate W/WNW sea-breeze in the afternoon as skies partially clear. Sunday remains a little dicey as a low moves through north of the region. It appears that will deliver light/variable ESE/SE flow early, with winds trending Southerly through the morning. Light to moderate WSW flow develops in the afternoon, but looks a little lighter than the onshore flow due Saturday afternoon.

Next Update: This is the final update.


Schaler Perry

[email protected]

The International Surfing Association (ISA), founded in 1964, is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing, StandUp Paddle (SUP) Racing and Surfing, Bodysurfing, Wakesurfing, and all other wave riding activities on any type of waves, and on flat water using wave riding equipment. The ISA crowned its first Men’s and Women’s World Champions in 1964. It crowned the first Big Wave World Champion in 1965; World Junior Champion in 1980; World Kneeboard Champions in 1982; World Longboard Surfing and World Bodyboard Champions in 1988; World Tandem Surfing Champions in 2006; World Masters Champions in 2007; and World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Champions in 2012.

ISA membership includes the surfing National Governing Bodies of 97 countries on five continents. Its headquarters are located in La Jolla, California. It is presided over by Fernando Aguerre (Argentina), first elected President in 1994 in Rio de Janeiro. The ISA’s four Vice-Presidents are Karín Sierralta (PER), Layne Beachley (AUS), Casper Steinfath (DEN) and Barbara Kendall (NZL).