It's a big step-up for Europe with the Punta Galea Challenge now elevated into a full-blooded stop on the new look BWWT.
Increasing confidence in swell for next week after a period of very small conditions at the end of this week.
Huge surf en-route to Indo. Leaving it late the end of season swells in Indonesia have been some of the best of the year.
With the North Atlantic still to kick into winter mode we're looking at a modest pulse of WNW swell for the trials and opening day of competition then a spell of small conditions before the possibility of a better looking storm bringing swell for the following week.
Challenging conditions with modest WNW swell to open things on the first day with tricky local winds.
Solid swell starts to build late on Tuesday, peaking into Wednesday and easing towards the end of the week. Generally favourable local conditions but with signs of stronger southerly winds on Thursday
Positive outlook for mid sized swell and fair weather throughout the waiting period.
Does the total lack of hurricanes mean we've been having a sub-par season.
What to expect from the forecast and all important event heat draw.
Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup will be live next week, whispers the official call