Example Forecast 03/12/11 – 04/12/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A Low of 970 millibars just South West of Iceland will slowly move East over the period, and by Saturday midday that Low will have tracked East over Northern Scotland and be heading into the Norwegian Sea. The counter balance to this will be a big High of 1032 millibars in the Mid-Atlantic centered over the Azores, this High will remain in situ over the period. By Sunday midday the main Low will be emptying itself into mainland Norway, but a new mini-Low 984 millibars will move from just West of Iceland rapidly in a South Easterly direction down to the mainland UK. The afore mentioned Azorean High will remain at 1028 millibars. All this means big swell for the North and the rest of the UK will get the wrap around (where applicable), the killer for most places will be the wind, so make sure you read your respective areas to make the most of what there is.

OVERALL

The Scottish North and West Coasts will be off the Richter scale swell-wise – only super sheltered spots will be rideable - the Scottish East Coast meanwhile will be fun and clean. In a similar fashion for the rest of the UK, most West Coast spots whether they are in Wales or the South West will be big with onshore winds - thus again the South and East Coasts will be cleaner (but smaller). So some hunting will be needed to get rideable waves, but the wave hunters will be rewarded……

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Another big and onshore weekend in the South West and Wales, head for uber sheltered spots. The South Coast, or Norfolk would be our call for you guys to have fun. Go on, search for new spots, that’s half the fun, new adventures! ;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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