Example Forecast 19/02/11 – 20/02/11 – Thursday Arvo. Version......

PRESSURE SYNOPSIS

Okay, well pretty much as predicted earlier in the week. Saturday will see three Mid-Atlantic Low’s albeit a bit deeper than first thought at 974 millibars will pump cold fronts and swell in our direction over the period. Scandinavia will have a High of 1030 millibars, which will throw South Easterly winds for the East Coast, while the Low will push it’s front’s West towards the mainland UK. By Sunday the Atlantic situation will have fattened somewhat to a Low of 984 millibars, that will still be spewing cold fronts towards us over the period, whilst the Scandinavian High will remain in the same situation and effecting us the same way. So on the face of it a clear situation, but the reality of the counter acting pressure systems will make the whole movement’s time scale unreliable. Plus there is the real possibility that the Low could move in faster and stronger than predicted. But the Scandinavian High could also slow it down, fill more and dominate more than just the East Coast. So to a certain extent you’ll have to feel the situation as it develops and re-orientate yourself as you feel best.

OVERALL

A mixed bag, it all depends on where you are in the Country. Scotland will have swell everywhere, you’ll just have to take into the account the winds. The East Coast too will have swell, but lumpy overall. The South West and Wales will be bashable too – but mind those winds. So a mixed weekend overall, those prepared to hunt will reap the benefits……

BEGINNERS / IMPROVERS

Head to the normal South West sheltered spots, like Newquay Town beaches / Putsborough to name the obvious ones. They will take a bit off the size, and the winds, making it much more manageable - have fun……..

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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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