Example Forecast 15/12/12 – 16/12/12 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Well things have changed / solidified since earlier in the week, so hang on tight and read the detail. A big Low of 955 millibars in the Northern Mid-Atlantic will split and fatten as it does to 964 millibars. So by Saturday this Low will now have fragmented into three areas of Low pressure, stretching from the Mid-Atlantic all the way East to encompass Mainland Scotland bit, These three Low pressures will all be in the 970 millibar range, in our Northern sphere of influence, throwing swell to all our Northern and Western Coasts over the period. By Sunday the main Mid-Atlantic Low will have moved East being in the Near Atlantic off the Northern / North West Irish Coasts and Western Scotland. This Low will have re-goggled-up some of the other Low pressures and now be in the 980 millibar range, circling in the area. The counter balance to all this Low activity will be High pressures in Russia (1048 millibars), the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the 1020 millibar range. Make sure you read your specific areas to make the most of the winds and tides, good hunting – should be fun…….

OVERALL

Northern Scotland looks fun at times, as will Eastern Scotland on Saturday. The South West and Wales will also be good at spots that can handle the winds (exposed spots will be lumpy). The South Coast looks good too, but you will have to hunt a bit more to get it on. So a fun weekend on most of our Coasts, you’ll just have to hunt a bit to get it clean-ish.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Way to big for you in the South West and Wales, head for sheltered spots to play safe. Remember if it looks too big for you, make sure you play in the shallows. The East Coast will have small clean ripples on Saturday, and the South Coast will also be more manageable for you too overall.

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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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