Example Forecast 04/01/14 – 05/01/14 – Friday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Two major Low’s, one of 970 millibars North West of Scotland in the near North Western Atlantic, with the other 977 millibars West of Ireland, with another third Low at 950 millibars coming out of Nova Scotia. There will be a forth Low of 961 millibars, but it will be North of the Faroe Islands and soon be out of our sphere of influence. Another final minor Low of 985 millibars will be off the South West of the UK. All this will be happening before Midday on Saturday, so it is a hectic / busy period. By Midday on Saturday, the two near Atlantic Low’s will have moved East, with the first having moved to be around the Faroe islands at 968 millibars, and the other being 988 millibars, just South of Ireland. The big Nova Scotian Low will still be in situ at about 948 millibars, way to our West. Sunday Midday will see the Nova Scotian Low now at 944 millibars West of Ireland in the Mid-Atlantic. The High pressure meanwhile will be around the Azores and the Mediterranean. This will all mean that there is surf, but a bit lumpy at best, so hunting and shelter will be key wherever you are…….

OVERALL

Another mixed bag, Northern Scotland at times, especially on Sunday. Eastern Scotland on Saturday, a ripple or two for Norfolk on Saturday, and the South Coast. The South West and Wales will also have waves, with the former looking best on Sunday, but Wales will have swell throughout, but the changing winds will mean that knowledge and luck of the draw will play a big part in things. Good hunting wherever you head……..

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

A challenging weekend for you in the South West and Wales, read the detail and as ever play safe. Head for sheltered spots, perhaps on the South Coast to be safe?

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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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