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Surf Forecast | Billabong Pipe Masters

Dec 17, 2017

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Fun size NW swell continues Monday with light/variable wind. A larger, mid to shorter period NNW to N swell will build through Tuesday and continue Wednesday (with new NNE swell also joining on Wednesday). Wind may remain favorable Tuesday morning, but onshore N wind likely builds in the afternoon and continues Wednesday.    


MONDAY 18th

5-7’ faces in the AM, easing gradually PM. Light SE wind AM, light/variable PM.

SWELL/SURF: NW and NE swells ease through the day, strongest during the morning hours.
WIND: Light SE wind in the morning, trends to light/variable late morning/afternoon and light ENE late in the day.  
TIDES: .3’ low 9:28am, .6 high at 3:03pm, 0’ low at 7:23PM 


TUESDAY 19th

Building 6-8 occ 10’ faces. Light SSE wind early, trending light+ N late AM/PM.  

SWELL/SURF: Mid to shorter period NNW/N swell builds in through the morning and is strongest in the afternoon.
WIND: Light SE in the morning, trending light N later in the morning and especially over the afternoon. Showers, potentially heavy at times in the morning.    
TIDES: .2’ low 10:06am, .6 high at 3:43pm, .1’ low at 7:55PM


WEDNESDAY 20th

Building 6-12’ faces. Building onshore N wind, especially for the afternoon.

SWELL/SURF: Mixed, mid to shorter period NNW to NNE swell, possibly larger than the above numbers if storm behaves as forecast in the next 24 hours.  
WIND: Possible light/variable wind early, but N wind should build fairly quickly through the morning and become moderate in strength for the afternoon.    
TIDES: .2’ low 10:46am, .6 high at 4:28pm, .1’ low at 8:30PM

Wind looks light and generally favorable through the day on Monday, with light SE flow in the morning trending light/variable for the late morning and afternoon.

FORECAST OUTLOOK

The NE swell that produced larger waves than forecast today (especially this morning) will trend down on Monday. NW swell will fill in a bit more for the early morning and then gradually ease for the afternoon. End result should be another day of fun surf, with waves running from head high to a couple feet overhead on sets.  

Wind looks light and generally favorable through the day on Monday, with light SE flow in the morning trending light/variable for the late morning and afternoon. Light NE/ENE flow may return late in the day/evening.

We remain on track to see a larger, mid to shorter period NNW/N swell build in through Tuesday and possibly come up another notch on Wednesday (as NNE swell also joins). This swell will pretty easily be a couple notches larger than the surf on Monday, although wind conditions don’t look as favorable.

Early Tuesday still looks ok for wind with light/variable or light SSE flow. Light N wind looks likely for the later morning and especially the afternoon. Early Wednesday may see another brief period of light wind, but building and moderate N wind is expected for the later morning and afternoon. Note also that we’ll likely see more frequent widespread showers Monday night through Tuesday morning, possibly heavy at times.   


Next update: By Monday evening, Dec 18th (if necessary)


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