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BRIEF OVERVIEW: Smaller surf prevails on Thursday as our S/SSW swell mix from the past couple days backs down and a modest, new SSW swell fills in. Another new SSW swell builds through the day on Friday and tops out on Saturday with another with larger and solid waves, especially on Saturday.

THURSDAY 30th: Modest new SSW swell fills in on top of older SSW/WSW swell mix
SURF: 4-5’ faces with some occasional larger sets
WIND: Light/variable wind in the morning, with light onshore SSW/SW wind in the afternoon 5-10kts.

FRIDAY 31st: New SSW swell builds through the day and is strongest late; still some older S/SSW swell mixing in
SURF: 4-5’+ faces in the morning, building to 5-7’ faces over the later afternoon with larger sets possible by sundown.
WIND: Light/variable wind in the morning, with light onshore SSW/SW wind in the afternoon 5-10kts.

SATURDAY 1st: Good size SSW swell builds in further and peaks
SURF: Solid 6-8’+ faces with larger sets pushing up to 10’ faces possible. Not quite as larger or consistent as the opening day swell, but also not too far off.
WIND: Light/variable wind in the morning, with light onshore SW wind in the afternoon 5-10kts.

Long Range Surf Outlook: On Thursday the southerly swell mix that we have seen over the past couple days will be fading as a modest, new SSW swell fills in from recent storm activity in the central South Pacific. While size and consistency on Thursday will be down from earlier in the week, we’ll still see very contestable waves in the shoulder-head high+ range with occasional larger sets running a bit overhead.

The event will finish off with another good size SSW swell on Saturday from a nice looking low pressure/high pressure combo that was very recently off the coast of Chile. We will see this new SSW swell gradually build in through the day on Friday, especially over the afternoon and evening hours, with a peak in swell through the day on Saturday. Sets in the overhead range look likely for Friday afternoon/evening, with best sets on Saturday going a few feet overhead and even pushing double overhead. While this swell doesn’t look quite as large or consistent as the swell that opened the competition, it doesn’t look too far off either

Stay tuned, we’ll continue to track this swell as it travels toward Peru in the next couple days and will refine the details further in Friday’s update and as we see the swell impact the .

Wind/Weather: Local wind and weather for the next few days looks very similar to what we have seen over the past couple days. Overcast skies in the morning with mostly light/variable wind. Skies gradually clear in the afternoon as light+ onshore SSW/SW wind develops.

Next Update: Friday evening, October 31st

The Surfline wave heights chart of the South Pacific displays the good size SSW swell lining up for the final couple days of the event holding period.
The Surfline wave heights chart of the South Pacific displays the good size SSW swell lining up for the final couple days of the event holding period.

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