Only a week ago, the biggest swell in 10 years arrived in Bali. Now maybe an even bigger swell follows.
July 19th on Bali was thick
Very thick, actually. Uluwatu, for instance, broke in a size that can be described as life-threatening (seen here on Prime Surfing). But apparently this was only the beginning of an XL season in Indo. Because already today on Tuesday and tomorrow on Wednesday the next swell arrives there, which with 4.7 meters and a wave period of 19 seconds certainly plays again in the XL-League.
The forecast for Uluwatu…
from Magicseaweed. For comparison, here are the charts for the last monsterswell a week ago on Prime Surfing.
The webcam about Uluwatu
It already shows some lines rolling up on Tuesday and that’s just the beginning of the swell.
A view of the Mentawais
Because yesterday – before the big swell arrived – Nic von Rupp surfed. It should be noted that the forecast at the time of recording showed only about 2 meters. Who can imagine what this spot will look like on Wednesday with more than 4 meters?
Going back to back at kandui last night with @noamizuno on the back bomb. This was 5ft at 18sec, I wonder what this next swell with 12ft at 20sec will do #bringiton #swellofthecentury #kandui #mentawaii Filmed by @kanduiresort @hurley @monsterenergy @opel @kimasurf @sementesurfboards #surf #barrelsdaily #heavywaves #indonesia #balisurf #surfcamps #kimasurf #nicvonrupp #portugaltotheworld #letsgetit #biggerontheway #surfer #nastybarrel #surfing #monsterenergy #hurley #sementesurfboards #ontheroadwithkimasurf #bali
A warning from Western Australia?
Thick swells in the Indian Ocean always arrive first in Western Australia before they migrate further towards Indo. That’s why there are already shots of the monster swell from there and they are definitely scary:
Yesterday, @tajamos asked whether this swell was the “biggest ever?” While the year’s most significant Indian Ocean pulse unloaded on the Western Australia coast, @chris.whitey manned the ski, “This is what 8-metres of swell looks like…an avalanche,” he stated. Now, we wait for this same swell’s impact on Indonesia. Video by @chris.whitey