Volcom Fiji Pro forecast shows solid southwest swell
Volcom Fiji Pro
ASP World Championship Tour Men's Event
3 - 15 June 2012
Surfline releases official forecast for Volcom Fiji Pro
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 June, 2012 : - - Brief Overview: Solid Southwest swell will show on the first day of the waiting period, Sunday, along with favorable wind conditions. The swell will gradually taper down through mid next week as wind conditions remain favorable. A larger Southwest is lining up in the longer term for Friday and Saturday the 8th-9th, with more variable wind conditions. ***Note that wave heights below are for Cloudbreak. As a very general rule, Restaurants will be 30-60% as large.***
Swell/Surf: Solid SW swell with 8-12' occ 15'+ faces. Some larger sets on occasion.
Wind/Weather: Light Easterly trades, varying a bit in directionfrom ESE/E/ENE through the day 6-10kts.
Swell/Surf: Decreasing SW swell with 6-10'+ faces and some larger sets in the morning.
Wind/Weather: East to ESE trades, increasing through the day from 5-10kts in the morning to 10-15kts over the afternoon.
Swell/Surf: SW swell continues to fade with 5-7 occ. 8' faces and a few larger leftover sets in the morning.
Wind/Weather: East to ESE trades 10-15kts.
Swell/Surf: Leftover SW swell mostly head high and below.
Wind/Weather: ESE trades 8-10kts in the morning, becoming light/variable over the afternoon.
Swell/Surf: Modest, new bump of SW swell building with 4-6'+ surf in the morning and towards 5-7'+ over the afternoon. Possible very long period forerunners of new SW swell showing in the evening.
Wind/Weather: ENE/NE/N wind developing through the day, 5-10kts+.
The event waiting period will start off with a solid SW swell from a storm that recently moved through the Southern Ocean and past New Zealand. Because this storm was not ideallyaimed at Fiji, the swell will be a bit lully and inconsistent, but should have a good amount of waves in the sets when it does arrive. The swell will gradually ease through early mid next week; good size surf continues on Monday and trending toward much smaller leftovers by Wednesday.
Going further out, wehave plenty more swell on track in the longer range, if a triplet of stormsbehaves as chart/model guidance currently indicates. The first will be a small to moderate size SW swell building Thursday with head high to a couple feetoverhead surf at Cloudbreak (again, if the storm behaves as currently forecast).
The second, and much larger, southwest swell will fill in for Friday and Saturday the 8th-9th (potential to see very long period forerunners as early as Thursday evening), from a storm that will move through the Southern Ocean and toward New Zealand in a few days. If the storm behaves as currently forecast surf will easily be triple overhead++ and larger at Cloudbreak.
A smaller, but still solidly overhead, swell could then move in later on Sunday the 10th and strongest on Monday the 11th. At this point, fading and smaller surf will then take over through the end of the waiting period. Stay tuned,we'll have more concrete details on these longer range swells once we start to see the storms develop.
High pressure will belocated to the south/southeast of Fiji for the first few days of the waiting period. As a result, light easterly trades prevail Sunday, before coming upMon/Tue, and then easing by Wednesday.
For the second half of next week a low will develop in the Tasman Sea as the above mentioned ridge of high pressure moves of to the southeast. This will set up variable northerly wind on Thursday, with Friday potentially seeing light/variable flow. SE/ESE trades then return for the weekend of the 9th-10th. Stay tuned, as we'll have more details on this over the next few days.
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VOLCOM FIJI PRO ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Brett Simpson (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Mitch Coleborn (AUS)
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Isei Tokovu (FIJ)
Heat 7: Owen Wright (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Mick Fanning (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 9: John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 10: Julian Wilson (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 12: Michel Bourez (PYF), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
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Source: Volcom / ASP
Author: Dave Prodan / Ida Holmen
Tags: ASP World Tour, Volcom, Fiji,