Unreal conditions for this weekend's Wavechaser Race HMB

Wow, just checking to see if this race will actually go off. The Surf Forecast for Mavericks is 30-40' waves. Will they actually run this race, if so, could be awesome for racers. I hear they run in almost any conditions in this series. Hope somebody takes pictures and video.
I've copied the marine forecast for this Saturday. Good luck to all the racers and of course to the race oganizer.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CA
315 AM PST WED NOV 4 2009

CAZ505-509-529-530-050800-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
315 AM PST WED NOV 4 2009

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR COASTAL AREAS OF THE SAN
FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY REGION.

.DAY ONE...WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT

AREAS OF LOW CLOUDS...DRIZZLE AND LOCALLY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE MID-MORNING HOURS BEFORE MIXING OUT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL GENERATE LARGE NORTHWEST SWELLS
WHICH ARE FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY. WAVES
WITHIN THE COASTAL WATERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWELL TRAIN WILL BE
BETWEEN 18 TO 22 FEET AT 16 SECONDS. THIS WILL RESULT IN LARGE
BREAKING WAVES WITHIN THE SURF ZONE FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY OR WARNING MAY BE ISSUED IN THE NEAR
FUTURE FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT.

IN ADDITION TO THE LARGE WAVES A COLD FRONT WILL PASS OVER
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY BRINGING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN TO THE FORECAST AREA. THE BEST CHANCE OF RAIN WILL
BE OVER THE NORTH BAY HILLS.

Submitted by ToKo2 on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 10:18pm



If it goes off, we need video of the event - please!


#1 Thu, 11/05/2009 - 5:37am


Recieved an email from a local racer. Race is on. Apparently the Wavechaser Series has a good relationship with local authorities and their confidence in providing safety at each event. I did not realize that this series has been around for over 8 years. Pretty impressive to be allowed to go out in those type of condition. I could only imagine what they would say in SoCal. Their "authorities" shut down races when there is 15k winds and 5' swells.
Good luck to all and hope there is a write up on the race with pictures and hopefully video.


#2 Thu, 11/05/2009 - 7:43am


Make that 10K wind and 2' swell for SoCal ... Or even a heavy morning haze.


#3 Thu, 11/05/2009 - 8:43am


hahaha love it who in socal is going up for the race and can i get a ride, im always up for suicide paddling in freezing cold shark infested waters with waves that are to big to paddle in to...


#4 Thu, 11/05/2009 - 1:14pm


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