The near-term forecast for the men's Drug Aware Margaret River Pro and women's contest is in and it's predicted to be huge when things kick off April 15.
"Considering what we've had to deal with up at the Gold Coast and now at Bells, the forecast for the Margaret River Pro looks enticing," said WSL analyst and Big Wave Tour commissioner Peter Mel. "If you look a the forecast going through, we've got three pulses lined up in the first week of the waiting period. It could be anywhere from 10 feet, maybe even up to 15 to 20 feet."
Surfline's Kevin Wallis reports:
We remain on track to see a solid, 'westerly' angled WSW/SW swell (240-220 degrees) build in and peak on Wednesday. Model guidance continues to indicate deepwater/offshore swell height will be in the 12'+ range if not a little better, with sets running 3-4x's overhead (surf size between 12-20'+ faces with even the occasional larger bomb possible).
The next swell on the radar looks to build in late Thursday and be strongest Friday. This swell will have a little more ‘south' in it than the swell discussed immediately above, tracking in from 225-210 degrees.
A final swell should build in for Saturday. We're still seeing a pretty large spread in the size, track and strength of the swell creating storm amongst our more trusted global weather models, but they are slowly starting to look a little closer. The big picture remains that strong surf will likely continue on Saturday.