The massive purple blob swirling out of the deep Indian Ocean and heading for Bali is predicted to start unloading some long green barrels on to the Padang-Padang reef. A green light is expected for a Friday start (June 27th, 2014), signaling the 24 amped surfers who are on standby waiting for the start of the Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials.
Massive swell and good tides… Looks like the perfect formula for an epic Trials day at Padang-Padang!
According to Surfline, the official swell forecaster for the Rip Curl Cup:
“It’s time to dust off that step-up, the Indian Ocean is nothing but purple and red. – Long period swell is expected to fill in across Indonesia over the second half of the week and continue into the weekend”. Read article here
“The massive swell is predicted to start unloading some perfect 8 – 10 feet barrels onto the Padang-Padang reef on Friday morning the 27th, where the 24 amped surfers will be on standby at 6:00 am waiting for the green light that signals the start of the Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials.”
It’s ON When it’s ON! So you gotta get out there!
The 24 local trials have been notified to stand by for additional reports during the day, as Rip Curl Contest Director and Marketing Manager James Hendy will be monitoring the swells arrival and keeping the surfers and the contest crew informed. If the swell should arrive earlier than expected, it’s possible that Round 1 could be run this afternoon, as with the often fickle nature of Padang-Padang every opportunity must be taken to get this wave at its best.
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