Example Forecast 22/10/11 – 23/10/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Things have changed, so hang-on tight……….lots of Low action with one above Northern Scotland at 988 millibars and another South West Iceland of 982 millibars, with a third in the Mid-Atlantic at 990 millibars will be all poised off the UK by Saturday Midday. However an area of High pressure from Russia at 1028 millibars will encompass much of Eastern England. The Low pressures meanwhile will line up against this warm front overnight into Sunday. By Midday on Sunday the Icelandic and Mid-Atlantic Lows will have combined off South Western Ireland in the near Atlantic in the 979 millibar range, the Northern Scottish Low will have moved North into the Mid-Norwegian Sea as the Russian High is pushed East back from whence it came! So the swell on the East Coast will be weakened somewhat by all this action on Sunday, and the South West and Wales will be weaker than Saturday too. But after Midday the swell will start to pick-up more as the Low off South Western Eire comes into play for the South West, Wales and the Channel Islands. Monday will of course be even bigger, but that is a whole other story! ;0) Read your areas to make the most of what there is……

OVERALL

Significant changes since earlier in the week, so read carefully……….spots in Scotland will be on at times, and be fun – mind the winds! ;0) The East Coast will be dominated by the Southerly winds, and the South Coast will be onshore making what there is lumpy. Wales, the Channel Islands and the South West meanwhile be fun to good at times throughout a bit of searching will be needed, but enjoy!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

A big and challenging weekend, you’ll have to be on your toes, as the swell in the South West will be challenging. Winds will be fresh throughout, so after falling off / a wipeout always come-up protecting your face / your head with your arm or you could get a board in the head! ;0) Enjoy and always look left and right before taking off to check you’re not about to drop-in on someone’s 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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