With Easter being only a couple days away now it’s time for event 2 of the world tour, that is the illustrious fat racy walls down at Bells Beach. The comp window actually begins tomorrow and runs through to 7th April. CoastalWatch’s latest update on the forecast looks promising to say the least:
To sum up the forecast in one short sentence; it’s going to pump. Although the first few days of the waiting period are a little on the small side and a little inconsistent, the Easter long weekend is shaping up as nothing short of excellent.
Wednesday 27 March: New mid period SW groundswell 1 to 2ft early, building to 2 to 3ft at Bells during the late afternoon. WIND: WNW 5 to 15 knots tending to sea-breezes during the afternoon.
Thursday 28 March: Leftover SW swell around 2ft+ at Bells. New long range WSW groundswell building to an inconsistent 2 – 4ft at Bells during the afternoon. WIND: WSW 15 to 20 knots.
Friday 29 March: SW groundswell, 3 to 5ft at Bells. WIND: WNW 10 to 15 knots, tending to sea breezes later.
Saturday 30 March: SW groundswell around 3 – 4ft+ at Bells, building to an inconsistent 4 – 5ft during the late afternoon/ evening. WIND: WNW 10 to 15 knots, tending to sea breezes later.
Sunday 31 March: SW groundswell 5 – 6ft+ at Bells. WIND: Light to moderate WNW to WSW.
Monday 1 April: SW groundswell 4 to 5ft at Bells, easing later. WIND: Light NW to NE winds, 5 to 10 knots tending N during the afternoon.
RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Willian Cardoso (BRA)
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Oney Anwar (IDN)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Jack Perry (AUS)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Adam Melling (AUS), Jacob Wilcox (AUS)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Josh Kerr (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Nat Young (USA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 11: Owen Wright (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 12: Jordy Smith (ZAF), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO BELLS BEACH ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Laura Enever (AUS), Silvana Lima (BRA)
Heat 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Alana Blanchard (HAW), Sage Erickson (USA)
Heat 3: Tyler Wright (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS)
Heat 4: Carissa Moore (HAW), Paige Hareb (NZL), Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
Heat 5: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Bianca Buitendag (ZAF), Rebecca Woods (AUS)
Heat 6: Coco Ho (HAW), Lakey Peterson (USA), Pauline Ado (FRA)