Yellow Alert sounds for South Africa’s Dungeons

The Dungeons Challenge has been placed on Yellow Alert by the ASP. Image: BWWT

The Dungeons Challenge in South Africa has placed on Yellow Alert with a projected deep-water swell heading towards the region. Event organizers are closely monitoring a system that is traveling towards Cape Town and ASP will issue a Green Alert 72 hours prior to commencement if the event is called on.

“We are starting to see some storm activity that we are getting excited about,” said BWWT Commissioner Peter Mel. “With only a couple of weeks left in the waiting period these are positive times and it would be great to finish the Southern Hemisphere leg with a bang.”

Official forecasters Surfline are reporting the following:

“The medium-range charts and models are showing something that looks promising for Dungeons, currently on track for Mon-Tue the 18th-19th, from a fetch that will pull together over the next few days. While the swell doesn’t look huge at this time, it does look to be on the threshold of minimum run requirements.

If the storm behaves as forecast in the next few days we would see an 11-12’ deepwater swell (3.5+ meters) peak during the overnight hours from Monday to Tuesday. The largest waves would be found late Monday and Tuesday morning, with an easing trend through Tuesday. Wave face sizes would be in the 20-25’+ range and possibly pushing toward 30’ faces on the max sets Monday sunset and Tuesday early. Stay tuned, we’ll refine this over the next few days as we see the storm develop.”

The 24-man field for the Dungeons Challenge would consist of the following:

ASP BWWT Top 12:

1. Grant Baker (ZAF)
2. Ken Collins (USA)
3. Nic Lamb (USA)
4. Shawn Dollar (USA)
5. Kohl Christensen (HAW)
6. Alex Gray (USA)
7. Greg Long (USA)
8. Ryan Augestein (USA)
9. Anthony Tashnick (USA)
10. Ramon Navarro (CHL)
11. Jamie Mitchell (AUS)
12. Tyler Fox (USA)

Dungeons ASP BWWT Wildcards:

1. Kelly Slater (USA) (With Teahupoo on next week, Kelly wouldn’t make the event)
2. Shane Dorian (HAW)
3. Mark Healey (HAW)
4. Ian Walsh (HAW)
5. Gabriel Villaran (PER)
6. Matthew Bromley (ZAF)

Dungeons Local Wildcards:

1. Mike Schlebach
2. James Taylor
3. Simon Lowe
4. Josh Redman
5. Chris Bertish
6. Andrew Marr


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