Example Forecast 28/04/12 – 29/04/12 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A fat Low off Scandinavia, will hover and fill in the Northern North Sea at about 1020 millibars, this will spew North Easterly-ish winds for much of the East Coast over the period. Meanwhile to the North East of us, a High of 1028 millibars will move in from Saturday, by Sunday this High will be over Much of Scotland with fronts stretching down the mainland UK. As predicted though a fast moving Low will move up from Northern Spain, into the bay of Biscay, and off the Coast of Brittany, before moving West under Southern Ireland - this Low will be in the 995 millibar range as it zooms in and around. The problem for the South West will be the strong cross-offshore winds which look to be preventing the swell from getting in, but it is well worth a bit of a hunt (especially on the South Coast) if you are in the far South West. Search and you might find?!

OVERALL

The East Coast and Eastern Scotland would be our call on Saturday, maybe the North Coast of Scotland at times. Then for Sunday the far South West of the UK on the South Coast perhaps could be worth a gander at exposed / swell amplifying spots that can handle the winds.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

The East Coast will have good swell overall for you guys and would definitely be the better more manageable, and more consistent swell-wise. Yes it will be onshore, but still good enough for you guys to practice on.

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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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