Example Forecast 06/08/11 – 07/08/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Well things have concretised a bit more, the fat Icelandic Low of 1000 millibars will move down into the Near North Atlantic on Saturday; this Low will then move into mainland Ireland / the Northern UK by Sunday. The Low will be pushed in part by a North American / Greenland High of 1024 millibars, and as the Low starts to move on Saturday afternoon a minor cold front will push in as a precursor to the Low moving in on Sunday. This front will bring the first pulse of swell in the South West as Saturday comes to an end. By Sunday the Low will have deepened to 995 millibars and be centred over Ireland, but will extend into the Northern half of the UK. This will result in the main pulse of swell coming into South Western Coasts for Sunday. The East Coast meanwhile will see a low over Scandinavia, but due to the overall Eastward traction of the weather system; it will have no bearing on you East Coasters. So the South West is the option for this weekend if you want a wave, make sure you read your areas to make the most of what there is.

OVERALL

Flat East, small in Scotland, the swell is in the South West coming in on Saturday night and continuing to build throughout Sunday. But you’ll either have to take the winds in the face and just bash away! Or find a bit of shelter, but loose a bit on the size, the best is to probably do both / combo it! Good hunting……

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Small and ideal for you guys in the South West on Saturday, but Sunday will be big and very challenging. Baby steps are needed, if you get out back on Sunday afternoon that is an achievement in itself, watch and learn. Look at the guys who are getting waves, watch learn and always look in every direction (left&right!) before you go for a wave.

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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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