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Big waves on tap for Boost Mobile Pro

September 5, 2008 |  5:46 pm

Chris Ward

Looks as though the Assn. of Surfing Professionals will be blessed once again with large waves for the Boost Mobile Pro, the lone World Tour event on the U.S. mainland.

The contest, featuring the world's top-ranked surfers, will likely start Sunday at Lower Trestles in San Clemente and could run through Sept. 13.

The Friday afternoon forecast, provided to Outposts by Kevin Wallis at Surfline, takes us through mid-week:

SUNDAY: Starting a little slow, but new SW swell (205-220) will be on the rise all day; by the late morning/early afternoon shoulder- to head-high sets will fill in. By the later afternoon and evening hours larger waves pushing into the slightly overhead range will arrive.
WIND: Light/variable early morning and clean. W wind 10-12kts steadily builds over the afternoon.

MONDAY: SW swell (200-220) builds further with head-high waves and sets running a foot+ overhead and occasionally larger. New SSW swell starts to build for the afternoon.
WIND: Light/variable early. W wind 10-12kts steadily builds over the afternoon.

TUESDAY: SSW swell (195-210) building through the day with more head-high surf and sets running up to a couple feet overhead.
WIND: Light/variable early. W wind 10-13kts for the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY: SSW swell holds with more head-high surf and occasional sets to a couple feet overhead.
WIND: Light/variable early. W wind 10-12kts steadily builds over the afternoon.

As for the remainder of the week, a slow fade is expected so the swell should hold through the finals, but those middle rounds look best. The contest will be shown via webcast through links on the above websites.

—Pete Thomas

Photo: Aerial specialist and World Tour competitor Chris Ward of San Clemente shows off peak form in 2005. Credit: Allen J. Schaben

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