Example Forecast 24/12/11 – 25/12/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

As explained earlier in the week, all the Low action will be North based and the High will be in our Southern area, so another weekend of contrasts. Friday’s Low of 965 millibars which will have tracked from Iceland, above Northern Scotland and into the Norwegian Sea will continue to move North into the Greenland Sea. On Saturday a new Low off Greenland will move deepen too 960 millibars and move West of Iceland, meanwhile the High at 1040 millibars will be off the Portuguese Coast / over the Azores. This big contrast in pressure systems will mean that the Low and it’s associated swell will be big, strong and deep effecting much of the North of the UK, whilst the High will produce winds generally from the South West as a counter balance. Sunday will see the new 960 millibar Icelandic Low start to move more North East into the Norwegian Sea, whilst a new Low of 980 millibars off Greenland, with another coming up from North America across the Atlantic again in the same 980-ish millibar pressure range. This last Low will move fast, due to the depth of the one in the Norwegian Sea (sucking it in) and the High pressure which will be at 1036 millibars in Biscay and France. All this will mean plenty of swell for all North and Western UK Coasts, make sure you read your areas to make the most of what there is.

OVERALL

Northern Scotland (sheltered spots – or spots that can handle the winds), and a few spots in the South West and Wales are your best hope.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Hmmmm, probably the South Coast or Wales is the best call for you guys, as it’ll be too big and lumpy in the South West (although Newquay town beaches and Putsborough will be clean-ish – but still challenging and overhead).

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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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