Example Forecast 18/06/11 – 19/06/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

As Friday ends a Low off the Western Irish Coast and one moving up through Biscay rapidly will have reached the mainland, both in the 999 millibar range. Saturday will see the Biscay Low have moved off the Northern European Coast in the Southern North Sea, whilst the Irish Low will have moved in Eastwards too, as it scrapes across the top of Ireland and heads into Northern England / Scotland. Meanwhile another low of 999 millibars approximately), will be off the eastern Coast of North America in the Mid-Atlantic heading East in our direction. By Sunday midday, the original Low pressures will have all moved East into Scandinavia (on their way to Russia), and the Mid-Atlantic American Low will have moved in too; sitting just South West of Ireland at 1000 millibars. There will be a new minor front North West of Scotland and North of Ireland that will throw some weather in our direction. The fatness of the Low’s is all due to Mid European Highs, and an Atlantic one that will push through Portugal, Spain as it then moves into France on Sunday, hence all the Easterly movement of everything and the onshores that, that will all bring! Make sure you read your specific areas to make the most of what there is…..

OVERALL

Not great in Scotland, virtually non-existent for the East Coast, the best option is the South West and Wales. But the winds will not be favourable, if you can find a sheltered spot, you’ll have fun (but probably smaller wrap-around waves, as you’ll need the wrap-around spots to be able to handle the winds). The South Coast too will have plenty of waves on Saturday, although by Sunday it will be dropping fast. Probably the best course of action is to just get in there and have fun in the mush……!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

A very challenging weekend for you guys it’ll be well overhead with strong currents on Saturday, Sunday will be smaller but still big-ish for you guys, so proceed with caution - sometimes shelter is the better part of valour!?! ;0)

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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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