Example Forecast 16/07/11 – 17/07/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A Low of 994 millibars will move down from Iceland encompassing Northern Scotland on Saturday. Meanwhile a High of 1034 millibars will move up from the Southern Atlantic into our region and be more Mid-Atlantic based for Saturday (off the Portuguese / Galician Coasts). Sunday will see the Low over mainland UK as it moves Eastwards to the Eastern Coast and towards the Eastern North Sea. Meanwhile to the West the High pressure of 1030 millibars will still be vaguely Mid-Atlantic based, still off the Portuguese / Galician Coasts. Above the High will a couple of fat North American Low’s at about 1010 millibars, and they look to be bringing the swell for Sunday. However, it is important to note that with any High pressure it’s movement is undeterminable with complete certainty till the last moment and that it can in turn slow or fasten the movement of any Low pressures that are in it’s sphere of influence. Nevertheless at the time of writing it appears that the main pulse of swell will impact late Saturday and into Sunday. So make sure you read your regional synopsis’s to make the most of what there is, and note that late Saturday the swell will build for all spots that will be getting Sunday’s swell pulse.

OVERALL

Western Scotland, Wales and Southern England are the call, everywhere else will either be proper slop or flat. But as per this type of swell and with the wind scenario, some hunting will be in order - search and you may find……or at least have fun trying! If you think it’s vaguely rideable, don’t be snobby just get in there……

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

A messy weekend for those heading to the South West, those of you in the know and are hunting in Wales / the South Coast stand a better chance of some cleanliness. Remember your green cross code / rules of the road, as the swell will be pumping and no one wants you in their way. So a bit of a challenge, can you put what you have learnt into practice!?!

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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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