Tension rises as Todos Santos Big Wave Event window looks for huge swell coming

February 24, 2010 | Surfing

Todos Santos Big Wave Event: everyone's looking at the computer swell forecast'

Looking pretty slow in the immediate term with just modest WNW swell mix Tue/Wed.

New WNW swell builds and peaks over the afternoon on Thursday but that will be below the contest size threshold and mainly in the 8’ range (15’ faces, with a few sets up to maybe 20’ on the face, at best). Conditions Thursday afternoon/evening, as the swell peaks, also look less than ideal with 10-15kt+ NW wind.

We will be watching a potentially larger NW swell for late in the weekend, which is looking strongest for Todos Santos on Sunday the 28th at this point. If the storm behaves as currently forecast, a 12’+ deepwater swell (20-25’ faces) looks possible on Sunday, although conditions will need to be watched closely as a front will be moving through the area at roughly the same time and may set up unfavorable wind.

The storm is forecast to be strongest 1200-1500 miles northwest of Todos Santos later this week, on Thursday, so we’ll have a more concrete idea of the size/timing of the swell by that point, as well as an improved handle on conditions. We’ll keep everyone up to speed with at least quick updates over the next couple days too, if the storm/swell continues to look promising.

Check the Wave Height Forecast for Todos Santos!

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