Example Forecast 05/02/11 – 06/02/11 – Thursday Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Welcome to Low central this weekend, we have 6, yes six Low’s around us to one degree or another. And it goes like this…………..three Lows ranging from 972 millibars to 984 millibars will be over and around Iceland, with a fourth at 980 millibars occluding as it moves eastwards into Norway and Scandinavia. Meanwhile two other fatter Lows in the 1000 millibar range will be in the Mid-Atlantic, again moving East towards us. By Sunday the Lows will have tracked East, but there will still be one of the Lows at 1000 millibars in the near Atlantic off the South West of Eire. Meanwhile two of the Icelandic Low’s will still be around in the Greenland Sea (off Eastern Greenland), and the North Sea respectively - these babies will still be deep in the 970 millibars range.

OVERALL

Talk about spoilt for choice, loads of big spots / spots that can handle the swell and winds will be cranking. Warp-around spots (spots that get wrap-around swell / are sheltered from the winds) will be going off. From Scotland, the South Coast, the Channel Islands, the South West and Wales. The obvious exception to all this will be the East Coast, which will be small, to smaller. But back to the main dish, so to speak, we have lots of favourites, and are finding it difficult to choose at the moment! Suffice to say there are good waves, out there, read your individual areas to get the best of what there is, enjoy and play safe!

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Okay a weekend you need to be super careful dealing with, as the swell is biiiig, the best bet is sheltered spots, Newquay town beaches, Putsborough in North Devon, Boscombe, and Shoreham on the South Coast are the easy ones that will still be big, but manageable for you. Make full use of the tides, so you don’t get slammed on rocks - beware, play carefully! But a fun weekend for loads of action……….time to do some adventuring or head for spots that you don’t normally go, break out the maps!

Choose your location and click on it.......

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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