Example Forecast 16/06/12 – 17/06/12 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Right well things have developed or rather clarified somewhat, but overall what we suggested earlier in the week was pretty much on the money. But the detail is as follows, the deep Low off Ireland at 983 millibars on Friday will move into Ireland early on Saturday at 996 millibars, before swiftly moving East to cover the mainland (mainly Central) UK by midday on Saturday. The High pressures will be lined-up to the East of us in Europe three of them in about the 1020 millibar range, it should also be noted that over Greenland and Iceland two minor fronts of Low pressure will meet as Sunday nears, creating one single Low of about 1010 millibars by midday. So with the Easterly track of the (now) mainland UK Low and the appearance of this new Icelandic entity (pushed by a High from Newfoundland / Canada at 1024 millibars), everything will be moving Eastwards. So by Sunday, the mainland UK Low will have crossed the North Sea and be disappearing into Scandinavia, as the new Icelandic Low starts to drop down the West Coast of Ireland for Monday. All this will mean that certain places will have increased winds at times, and finding shelter down in the South West and Wales will be key to making the most of what there is, so do make sure you read the specific details for your area………

OVERALL

Well the South West (and Wales) is the place to be on Saturday with the early birds getting the best of what there is. The South Coast will also have waves, with the swell getting up the Channel as far as Brighton and beyond - a bit of hunting, making full use of the pushing tides and some luck will produce fun rideable waves……. Everywhere else looks slack and lumpy to say the least.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Wales, the South West and the South Coast will all have waves, beware exposed spots as they will be out of your comfort level on Saturday. Sunday will still be challenging for you, mind the currents and push yourself.

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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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