Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

Rip Curl Pro Portugal :: Thurs 18th Oct

Detailed Supertubos Forecast Data North Atlantic Forecast Charts Summary – Thursdays swell drops during the day Friday. – Repeat of Thursdays light, variable winds with onshore spells possible. – Large morning tides. Fri 19th Surf drops through the day. Light, variable winds most likely possibly onshore at times. While the swell size doesn’t drop too rapidly during the day the longer period energy that it needs to wrap into Supertubos does, meaning the surf will drop in size from first light. Tides remain a factor with that same large, dropping spring tide in the morning and low around midday. Wind: Remain light and variable which means spells of light onshore […]

Rip Curl Pro Portugal :: Wed 17th Oct

Detailed Supertubos Forecast Data North Atlantic Forecast Charts Summary – Winds ease into Thursday as the large swell peaks overnight. – Swell holds through Thursday but drops on Friday. – Lighter variable winds for the next couple of days. Thurs 18th Solid mix of swell in the 11ft@13 seconds range. Winds easing to lighter and variable. As with everything in the waiting period so far, the situation is more complex than it first appears. This evening and overnight we see┬átoday’s large, powerful local swell mix in with the oncoming longer period NW swell from the original storm and a smaller longer period northerly component. In combination the swell is similar […]

Not the Storm of the Century

We’ve got big swell on the way for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. How does it compare to the 2009 Monster that washed away the contest area? With records extending back only so far ‘Storm of the Century’ would be a hard one to back up at the best of times. But while we’ve definitely got a robust swell approaching and frustrating onshore winds we’ve got a monster in very recent memory: The 2009 Rip Curl Search Peniche. So how does this one compare? 2012 The swell that’ll start to hit us today is really a tale of two halves. An absolute bomb low pressure formed in the Labrador Sea […]

Rip Curl Pro Peniche :: Sun 14th Oct

Detailed Supertubos Forecast Data North Atlantic Forecast Charts Summary – Mix of smaller swell on Monday morning before longer period swell fills in into the later afternoon. – Tuesday sees a transition from Northerly to onshore Westerly conditions. – Disruptive storm creating onshore conditions through the middle of the week. – Possible transition between storms hints at contestable conditions sometime around Fri/Sat before the risk of another storm creating problem winds towards the end of the window. Mon 15th Mix of swells in the morning, none of which on their own offer much interest but will offer surf in combination. Improving NW long period swell towards later in the afternoon. […]