Example Forecast 21/05/11 – 22/05/11 – Thursday Arvo. Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Right well things have changed quite considerably since earlier in the week, so hang on for the news in detail………an Icelandic Low of 986 millibars will be off the North West Scottish Coast overnight on Friday to Saturday, by Saturday midday this Low will have split, with one half of it being pushed North into the Norwegian Sea, and it’ll fill as it goes. The other half will be off the Western Scottish Coast at 992 millibars on Saturday, where it will remain in situ, till Sunday. Meanwhile another Low of 996 millibars will be in the Mid-Atlantic, slowly moving East towards us. So by Sunday the situation is as follows, the Low off the Western Scottish Coats will have moved, North to sit off Northern Scotland at 994 millibars, give or take, whilst Saturday’s Mid-Atlantic Low will have moved in towards us and will be off the Irish West Coast at about 996 millibars.

OVERALL

Well the place that really stands the best chance of being clean surf is Northern Scotland, but you’ll have to hunt for it and make use of the tides to get shelter from the winds. The East Coast will be naff overall, and the South West (& Wales) will get swell, but with onshore winds - but it’ll be bashable at least, so not much to complain about really! A mixed weekend, with waves in most parts, search and find your own bump to thrash apart…..

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

What was once a mediocre weekend, has now completely changed, lesson 1 of surfing, things can change on the turn of a coin! Okay basically take it easy, head for sheltered spots that get protection form the winds and help with the wave size; as by Sunday there will be some size on it, but so will the winds…..

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Scotland
Scotland
East Coast
East Coast
Wales
Wales
South West
South West
South Coast
South Coast
Channel Islands
Channel Islands
It should be remembered

It should be remembered:

  • Regardless of the Weekend Outlook if there is surf, you should be out there to improve your surfing ability
  • so unless it’s flat, just ignore it(!) and go surfing.
  • The Weekend Outlook is aimed at those who are competent at paddling out in 6ft plus surf and looking for perfect conditions.
  • This is a SURF report, we care about the waves, as to whether it is sunny, rainy, snowy or hailing is incidental, and neither here nor there as far as we are concerned.
  • Also note that this is always written for midday, so there may be variances during the AM and PM.
  • Wave Heights are written in what you are actually taking in the face / duck diving, we are not into macho bs of measuring the wave from the back, this is the real thing, what you drop and ride = simple.


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