Example Forecast 25/10/14 – 26/10/14 – Friday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A Low of 969 millibars in the Northern Hemisphere will sit off the South East Coast of Greenland / West of Iceland by Midday Saturday. It will be the main entity throughout, meaning that the majority of the swell will be Northern based pushing East and South East out from the Low. As a result Ireland will block a most of the swell moving down into the South West. The High pressures in contrast will be in Western Russia / Eastern Europe at 1037 millibars, with another weaker High of 10203millibars in the Near Atlantic / Bay of Biscay.With another couple of (relatively) weak Low’s coming out of North America at 997 millibars and 993 millibars. Sunday will the Low having tracked North and East across Iceland into the Norwegian Sea having deepened in the process to be about 969 millibars. It will also have sucked a minor fatter Low of 983 millibars out from Mainland Greenland to over Iceland, meanwhile Saturday’s two North American Low’s will have combined to form one entity of 996 millibars in the Mid-Atlantic; the Russian High will still be in Western Russia now 1039 millibars. This will all mean that the majority of swell will be getting in to Northern spots; but the South West, Wales, South and East Coasts will also get some swell. Read your areas (and neighbouring ones too) to fully understand what is happening……

OVERALL

Huge for the Scottish North Coast and West Coasts, shelter will be the key in those areas. For the East Coast, amplifying spots will be key. In the South West and Wales (just like Scotland) shelter from the wind will be the key. This weekend you’ll need to hunt a bit, but it will bear fruit if you put in the effort = good hunting!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Challenging for you in the South West, head for sheltered spots, and remember to be careful, as it will be a bit too big for really at the normal places. Head for sheltered spots…..

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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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