Example Forecast 09/10/10 – 10/10/10 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Right, well perhaps the easiest angle to deal with is the East Coast first and the big Scandinavian High of 1032 millibars. By Sunday the High will have moved Westwards towards Iceland and it’ll be hanging out (so to speak!), in the Northern North Sea. Meanwhile in the Atlantic a ginormous Low (942 millibars on Thursday) will fill as the weekend starts. Resulting in still quite a big Low come Saturday sat off the North West Coast of Spain at about 980 millibars. By Sunday the Low will be filling and there may be a minor split, with a small front of about 995 millibars heading East through Biscay, whilst the main body of the Low will remain either just off the Portuguese Coast or moving East too into Spain - either way it’s impact on us will be weakened. So in short there will be offshores for all Western facing Coasts and swell – a rare combo! So make sure you read your individual areas to make the most of it………

OVERALL

The key is the winds and finding shelter from them, and being the early and late birds in the water so to speak. Places with cliffs / hills are the key to a bit of shelter, and finding somewhere that isn’t zoo-ed out. Searching and perseverance will pay dividends…….. Wales and the South West are the places especially on Saturday, before a slight drop, and a wind change for Sunday – but should be good throughout.

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Not really a weekend for you in the South West (due to the size), so if you are going head to sheltered spots. That is to say in your case, spots that get less swell. Watch out not to injure yourself, either with a board in the head or getting in someone’s way. You will find spots that are suitable for you like the town beaches in Newquay. Do make an effort to watch the more competent surfers scoring waves, as watching is learning, enjoy!?!

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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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