Example Forecast 13/11/10 – 14/11/10 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A complicated situation with splitting Low’s will bear down on the Western Coasts bringing swell to most Western spots. The situation as it stands is as follows, a Low of 984 millibars will develop off the North West Scottish Coasts as Saturday dawns with a marginally fatter one of 988 millibars following close behind from the North Atlantic. A Mediterranean High 1016 millibars, and North American one of 1024 millibars just entering the Western Atlantic will facilitate the Eastwardly movement of the Low’s over the period. By Midday on Saturday there will have been some Low splittage / a new minor Low pressure of 992 millibars off the South Western UK. Sunday will see the South Western Low have moved East, whilst the Scottish Low and the North Atlantic one both in the high 995 millibar range remain in situ, whilst the North American High will have moved North East and into the South to Mid Atlantic at 1020 millibars. As the weekend draws to an end the High pressure will have filled the Low’s or pushed them Eastwards into Scandinavia and towards Russia. All this translates to swell for most places (not the East Coast), but some searching will be needed to shelter from the winds……

OVERALL

Western Scotland throughout, or failing that hunting in Wales, the South West (Saturday only really), or the South Coast. quite a lot of choice overall, make the most of it. Those who have been hunting recently will be “feeling” it and know where to head. Finding some semblance of shelter from the winds is the key to getting some fun waves, as there will be plenty of swell out there. There are waves, but you’ll have to search and drive, good hunting…………………

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Not a weekend to be caught out of your depth / severely outside your comfort zone, as the swell will be building / getting bigger over the period. Make good use of sheltered spots, and expect a lot of driving to increase your knowledge and understanding of how each break handles the winds. But if you see it ride it – don’t spend all weekend in the car!

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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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