Cascais Women's Pro
WSL Women's Championship Tour Event
22 - 28 September 2015
Mixed swell forecast in the coming days of the wait period
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 September, 2015 - Cascais - Event organizers have been prompted to call a second consecutive lay day with only small surf in the one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) on offer at Stop No. 8 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour (CT), the Cascais Women’s Pro in Portugal.
The opening stop of the WSL's European leg, the Cascais Women's Pro, welcomes a red-hot title fight for the 2015 crown as well as a dramatic race to requalify for next year's elite tour. The event will commence when conditions improve.
"It's still really small here at Carcavelos, it's a beautiful calm day but we're not going to run Round 1 today," said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer. "We are going to need to move to Guincho at some stage, the challenge there is the wind. We have a lot of swell available there but we'll wait for the win to back-off a little bit before we can move."
When competition commences, up first will be Lakey Peterson (USA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) and Alessa Quizon (HAW) in the opening heat of Round 1.
Surfline, official forecasters for the World Surf League (WSL), are calling for: A mix of WNW/NW swell and short period NNW windswell is expected Wednesday with the surf biggest for Guincho and small/minimal surf for Carcavelos. Lingering but slowly easing NNW windswell/NW swell mix is due on Thursday, biggest Guincho with minor/minimal surf for Carcavelos. Rising but more NW directed swell due to fill in Friday. Continuing but easing NW swell is on tap for Saturday with smaller residual swell Sunday. This swell will be biggest for Guincho with only minor amounts of swell wrap expected for Carcavelos. Only small/minor windswell/swell is expected for the final day of the waiting period. Tropical Storm Ida is not expected to have any impacts during the waiting period.
WEDNESDAY 23rd: A little smaller but still fun size NW swell exposed spots. Minimal surf for Carcavelos
SURF: Less than knee high surf – nearly flat.
WIND: Light AM N breezes. Light/variable winds mid day. W breezes early PM with moderate 10-15kt NW shifting N winds in the late afternoon/evening.
SURF: Shoulder/head high NW swell/local NNW windswell mix.
WIND: Moderate/moderate+ 12-17kt+ N winds in the AM. Winds ease a touch late AM before bending a little more NNW and increasing to 15-20kts in the PM.
THURSDAY 24th: Lingering but easing NW swell. Minimal surf for Carcavelos
SURF: Less than knee high surf – basically flat.
WIND: Light/variable winds AM with PM westerly breezes.
SURF: Waist/chest high NW swell with some bigger sets still possible early. Surf easing some into PM.
WIND: 6-13kt NNE winds in the AM ease some mid day. Moderate 10-15kt PM NNW breezes develop.
FRIDAY 25th: Leftover mid period NW swell early; new long period NW swell filling in. Minimal surf for Carcavelos
SURF: Less than knee high surf. Small bump in the PM as swell fills in but no bigger than 1-2' surf expected.
WIND: Early modest N/NE breezes with light/variable winds developing through the AM. Light S breezes expected in the PM.
SURF: Waist/chest high early with rising long period swell through the day. Bigger head/head+ surf by the end of the day with potential for sets to hit 1-2' overhead before sunset.
WIND: Early modest N breezes with light/variable winds developing through the AM. Onshore W breezes expected in the PM.
SATURDAY 26th: Continued NW swell at exposed spots; minimal surf for Carcavelos
SURF: Less than knee high surf – basically minimal.
WIND: Light/variable to light S breezes shifting NNW late.
SURF: 5-6'+ NW swell, strongest early then easing in PM.
WIND: Potential for light W/NW breezes pending local weather feature.
SUNDAY 27th: Solid NW swell on tap exposed spots. Minimal surf for Carcavelos
SURF: Less than knee high – basically flat.
WIND: Light NNW breezes.
SURF: 2-3'+ leftover NW swell/local NNW windswell mix.
WIND: N winds in the AM bending a little more NNW and increasing to 10-15kts in the PM.
The Cascais Women’s Pro will be webcast LIVE via WorldSurfLeauge.com and via the WSL mobile app.
Cascais Women’s Pro Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Lakey Peterson (USA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW), Alessa Quizon (HAW)
Heat 2: Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Malia Manuel (HAW), Laura Enever (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA), Teresa Bonvalot (PRT)
Heat 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Pauline Ado (FRA)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Coco Ho (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 6: Tyler Wright (AUS), Joanne Defay (REU), Dimity Stoyle (AUS)