Example Forecast 25/12/10 – 26/12/10 – Thursday Early Bird Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

A High of 1034 millibars over Iceland, will stretch down as far as all of the Western and Southern UK, but at about 1024 millibars. As Saturday starts the Icelandic High will start to move down towards Ireland, and by midday Sunday the High will encompass much of Ireland and the UK in the High 1028 millibar to 1030 millibar range. Meanwhile the Low situation is as follows, with a North Sea Low of 990 millibars pushing swell down over the period as the Low proper then moves and occludes in Scandinavia. But the fatness of the High and the contrast of the depth of the Low will produce swell for the East Coast throughout. The West Coast will have a similar situation, with two Lows off the Eastern US seaboard, again in the 990 millibar range, remaining in situ over the period, and chucking swell in our direction (Eastwards) over the period. In a similar fashion to the East Coast Low, the fatness of the High over us, will mean that although the Low’s are not on the face of it that deep, the contrast with the fat High will mean that the swell will be quite solid overall. So it looks like swell almost everywhere, but do make sure you read your individual areas to make the most of what there is……….

OVERALL

Good for the East Coast and perhaps North East Scotland overall. But the South West will be the best option, as will the Channel Islands. Welcome to 2011……...!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Fun in the East, and in the South West, but both will be challenging size-wise so take care and enjoy. Head to safe beaches that you can handle…….

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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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