Example Forecast 29/12/12 – 30/12/12 – Thursday Late Night Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A deep Low of 956 millibars in the Northern North Atlantic around Iceland on Saturday midday, this Low will chuck swell towards all Western facing Coasts; particularly centered around Northern Scotland, although it will also go as far South as Cornwall. The Low will fatten overnight moving East into the North Eastern Atlantic (between Iceland and Northern Scotland), before heading off into the Norwegian Sea for early next week. As this is all happening a new fat Low of 990 millibars will come out of Nova Scotia and move rapidly across the Atlantic towards us, by Midday it will be off the Western Coasts of Ireland / Scotland. The counter balance to all this will be a High pressure around the Azores at 1032 millibars, which will then move into Southern Spain / Portugal come Sunday. For how this translates to your coastal area, read your specific area and surrounding areas to make the most of what there is……

OVERALL

A massive one for the Scottish North Coast, and also big for the West Coast. Howling offshores for the East Coast – hopefully with a bit of swell getting in under it all. The South Coast will be fun, as well as Wales and some spots in the South West. Searching and a bit of luck will be the key to getting anything fun for the last few days of the year……

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Another big weekend in the South West, super sheltered spots are your best hope – Newquay Town beaches will be manageable for you (but crowded). The South Coast will be definitely more manageable for you, and worth exploring. If you’re in Wales, you should get some thing fun in some of the more sheltered spots. The East Coast will be super windy and consequently blown a bit smaller, so mind your head! ;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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