Earlier this week, Surfline offered up the first look at the potential for surf during the Olympic venue thanks to a promising forecast compiled by Lead Forecaster Kurt Korte. With a couple of tropical cyclones spinning out in the swell window for Shidashita Beach, the outlook continues to improve, and with it, the excitement level is growing from athletes and fans alike.
On Sunday, July 25, there appears to be a good chance for some waist- to shoulder-high surf to start the day with increasing size as a new swell begins to fill in. Unfortunately, it looks like onshore winds could be problematic in the afternoon.
The pulse continues into Monday with head-high to overhead surf.
"Conditions start off sideshore and jumbled but look to improve over the afternoon," reports Korte.
After that, another pulse of tropical swell sets up for the middle of the week with better conditions.
"A favorable pattern sets up behind the tropical system that impacts the area to start the contest window, producing a multi-day run of contestable surf for the second half of next week into next weekend," continues Korte. "There are indications we may see another tropical system try to spin up in our swell window during that time frame which would further enhance the potential surf size."
Stay tuned for updates as things continue to develop and the forecast firms up.