Vissla ISA World Junior Championships Forecast
Updated: Friday evening, November 2nd (Local Time)
Brief Overview: Small blend of NW/WNW swell mix and old SSW swell leftovers to start off the weekend. New, modest long period S-SSW swell slowly builds in through the day Sunday as mostly clean conditions prevail over the morning hours.
SATURDAY 3rd: Small-scale 2-3’ faces through the day, while new/small S-SSW swell forerunners show late PM. Light/variable AM winds.
SWELL: Small SSW/NW swell combo through the day, while new/long period S-SSW swell forerunners build in through the late afternoon. Mostly clean conditions in the morning.
WIND: Light/variable to weak offshore wind early in the morning, trends S-SW through mid morning and staying fairly light/light+ out of the SW-West direction in the afternoon.
SUNDAY 4th: Slow building 2-3’+ occ 4’ faces, as new/small S-SSW swell fills through the day. Light/variable AM wind.
SWELL: New, modest long period S-SSW swell builds through the day with biggest surf in the PM hours. Meanwhile, slight uptick in NW windswell will provide peaky shape.
WIND: Light/variable to weak offshore wind early in the morning, trends S-SW through the morning and staying fairly light+ out of the SW-West direction in the afternoon.
Variety of small-scale swells on tap for the weekend: Old SSW swell leftovers, minor WNW swell, and NW windswell will setup mostly waist high or below waves Saturday. Note that we will see a deep 5.2’ high tide at 7:13am which will have shape pretty weak/gutless. However, the “inside” shore break sandbar should offer a few quick corners/sections. Dropping tide through the late morning/midday (1.2’ at 1:16pm) will open up more opportunity on the outside sandbars.
Thanks to a recent low pressure system that developed in the central South Pacific earlier this week, we’ll see new/modest long period S-SSW swell forerunners creep in Saturday afternoon/evening and building further through the day Sunday. Although the peak of the this swell isn’t till early next week, the building trend Sunday will be good for waist/stomach high waves and sets up to the chest high mark by afternoon. Again, peaky shape due to little uptick in NW swell mix.