Green Light Report 10/14/19

By: Grant Washburn


It feels like the seasons have changed overnight here in San Francisco, with a fresh swell creeping in after a period of serious flatness. It’s been nearly 6 months since this stretch of coast last saw big surf. That is about to change. The remnants of Super Typhoon Hagibis are headed our way, spawning multiple wave generating systems. The best of the mix looks to arrive Friday, between strong blasts of local wind.



Plenty of uncertainty remains, but one thing is clear. Summer is over, and Heavy Water is on the way. The racecourse, having slumbered quietly since last year, will soon transform into a maelstrom of raging currents and mountainous peaks. Extreme conditions are imminent.

We know storms like this are rare. It might degrade slightly, or blow up even more and be XXL huge. By Friday the conditions will be radical. That’s what this event demands, and that’s what the racers will face in a few days.


Red Bull Heavy Water will go green light for Friday October 18!

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