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SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 11 July - 17 July 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:48 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 09:45 Monday 11th July 2016
Hi everyone – these updates are currently made at any time of the day as and when I get the time/chance to update – however from September the intention would be for it to be updated every weekday morning by 10am.

[Don’t forget to look at this forecast the day before you go beach for the latest, as things can often change!]

The Rest Of The Week:
‘Apologies for the lack of surf forecasts over the last 10 days. Family and I went on a last minute sojourn over to France for a bit of a break/holiday, where I took my three year old daughter surfing for the first time:) Not a particularly great week for surf, but at least it’s not flat. Charts are highly changeable for the end of the week.’
Sunrise and sunset – 05:25 and 21:25
Twilight starts and ends – 04:45 and 22:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 16:00
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 15.5C / 60F
outputmodelrun-110716-0930
Image

Monday 11th:
‘More like an Autumnal day with a big swell and W-SW winds. Get on it quick at sheltered spots on the North before the winds veer around too far to the West.’
Swell – (i) Medium W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong WSW going Medium W
Weather – Unsettled and windy with frequent showers.Cloudy start, but the odd sunny spell later on.
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead-WellOverhead)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
Tides – 10:39 High, 16:57 Low

Tuesday 12th:
‘Onshore messy windslop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak-Medium W
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells.
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 05:30 Low, 11:29 High, 17:51 Low

Wednesday 13th:
‘A smaller version of Tuesday – onshore slop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW
Wind – Medium NW going WNW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 06:30 Low, 12:32 High, 18:59 Low (Neap tides)

Thursday 14th:
‘Onshore dribbly windlsop for the North (just enough for surf schools and learners), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium W-WNW going WSW-SW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells.
North Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – 1ft going Flat
Tides – 07:40 Low, 13:42 High, 20:10 Low (Neap tides)

Friday 15th:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards. The different weather centres and model runs are HIGHLY changeable for Friday onwards at the moment. Check the forecast daily for the latest.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WSW going WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong SW
Weather – Cloudy with showers.
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:47 Low, 14:48 High, 21:15 Low (Neap tides)

Weekend Summary:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards. The different weather centres and model runs are HIGHLY changeable for Friday onwards at the moment. Check the forecast daily for the latest. Will update the weekend section on Tuesday or Wednesday, when there is a bit more coherence in the weather runes/charts.’

Saturday 16th:
‘x’
Swell – (i) x
Wind – x
Weather – x
North Coast – x
South Coast – x
Tides – 09:44 Low, 15:43 High

Sunday 17th:
‘x’
Swell – (i) x
Wind – x
Weather – x
North Coast – x
South Coast – x
Tides – 10:32 Low, 16:29 High

Early Next Week:
‘Too early to tell yet.’

The scale for measuring conditions:

0-1ft – Unridable/Flat
1-2ft – Kneehigh
3ft – Waisthigh
4-5ft – Chest/Shoulderhigh
6ft – Headhigh
6-8ft = 1-1.5x Overhead
8-10ft = 1.5x Overhead
10-12ft = 2x Overhead
Please Note!

Wave height predictions are based on the larger breaks on both coasts such as Fistral and Croyde for the North, and Praa Sands and Bantham for the South.

Wave height is measured from the front of the wave, and 6ft would usually mean a ‘head-high’ wave.

Try and use some ‘local’ knowledge about what the wave sizes will be elsewhere. For example the Newquay Bay area is generally 1/3 to 3/4 the size of Fistral, increasing the further up the bay you go from Towan to Lusty Glaze, and that it will be clean on a W wind at ‘harbour left’ at Towan at mid-tide’ for example.

Tide times are based on Newquay.

Stay Stoked!
SJ
Never known to miss a marketing opportunity... After years in the wilderness, Sj, the harbinger of doom, Mr Entropy, the kiss of death, the swell killer, yes, the man formerly known as SJ, is back, cunningly disguised as Sj ! {Quote: Tony Plant - 2009}
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Re: SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 11 July - 17 July 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:33 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:30 Tuesday 12th July 2016
Hi everyone – these updates are currently made at any time of the day as and when I get the time/chance to update – however from September the intention would be for it to be updated every weekday morning by 10am.

[Don’t forget to look at this forecast the day before you go beach for the latest, as things can often change!]

The Rest Of The Week:
‘Apologies for the lack of surf forecasts over the last 10 days. Family and I went on a last minute sojourn over to France for a bit of a break/holiday, where I took my three year old daughter surfing for the first time:) Not a particularly great week for surf, but at least it’s not flat. Charts are highly changeable for the end of the week.’
Sunrise and sunset – 05:25 and 21:25
Twilight starts and ends – 04:45 and 22:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 16:00
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 15.5C / 60F
outputmodelrun-120716-0815
Image

Monday 11th:
‘More like an Autumnal day with a big swell and W-SW winds. Get on it quick at sheltered spots on the North before the winds veer around too far to the West.’
Swell – (i) Medium W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong WSW going Medium W
Weather – Unsettled and windy with frequent showers.Cloudy start, but the odd sunny spell later on.
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead-WellOverhead)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
Tides – 10:39 High, 16:57 Low

Tuesday 12th:
‘Onshore messy windslop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak-Medium W
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells, becoming brighter in the afternoon.
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
Tides – 05:30 Low, 11:29 High, 17:51 Low

Wednesday 13th:
‘A smaller version of Tuesday – onshore slop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW
Wind – Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud sunny spells, turning very ‘Summery’ for the afternoon.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 06:30 Low, 12:32 High, 18:59 Low (Neap tides)

Thursday 14th:
‘Onshore dribbly windlsop for the North (just enough for surf schools and learners), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW going W
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunny spells.
North Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – 1ft going Flat
Tides – 07:40 Low, 13:42 High, 20:10 Low (Neap tides)

Friday 15th:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards. The different weather centres and model runs are HIGHLY changeable for Friday onwards at the moment. Check the forecast daily for the latest.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WSW going WSW
Wind – Light-Medium WSW-SW
Weather – Cloudy/overcast but much warmer. Chance of showers.
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat going 1ft
Tides – 08:47 Low, 14:48 High, 21:15 Low (Neap tides)

Weekend Summary:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards – take this forecast update for the weekend with a good pink of salt! The different weather centres and model runs are HIGHLY changeable for Friday onwards at the moment – can’t remember the last time there was so much ‘flapping about’ with the charts! Check the forecast daily for the latest. Will update the weekend section on Wednesday, when there is a bit more coherence in the weather runes/charts. At the moment though, it is looking promising for a small clean wave around waisthigh or so with perfect offshores.’

Saturday 16th:
‘x’
Swell – (i) x
Wind – x
Weather – x
North Coast – x
South Coast – x
Tides – 09:44 Low, 15:43 High

Sunday 17th:
‘x’
Swell – (i) x
Wind – x
Weather – x
North Coast – x
South Coast – x
Tides – 10:32 Low, 16:29 High

Early Next Week:
‘Too early to tell yet.’

The scale for measuring conditions:

0-1ft – Unridable/Flat
1-2ft – Kneehigh
3ft – Waisthigh
4-5ft – Chest/Shoulderhigh
6ft – Headhigh
6-8ft = 1-1.5x Overhead
8-10ft = 1.5x Overhead
10-12ft = 2x Overhead
Please Note!

Wave height predictions are based on the larger breaks on both coasts such as Fistral and Croyde for the North, and Praa Sands and Bantham for the South.

Wave height is measured from the front of the wave, and 6ft would usually mean a ‘head-high’ wave.

Try and use some ‘local’ knowledge about what the wave sizes will be elsewhere. For example the Newquay Bay area is generally 1/3 to 3/4 the size of Fistral, increasing the further up the bay you go from Towan to Lusty Glaze, and that it will be clean on a W wind at ‘harbour left’ at Towan at mid-tide’ for example.

Tide times are based on Newquay.

Stay Stoked!
SJ
Never known to miss a marketing opportunity... After years in the wilderness, Sj, the harbinger of doom, Mr Entropy, the kiss of death, the swell killer, yes, the man formerly known as SJ, is back, cunningly disguised as Sj ! {Quote: Tony Plant - 2009}
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Re: SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 11 July - 17 July 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:57 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 09:45 Wednesday 13th July 2016
Hi everyone – these updates are currently made at any time of the day as and when I get the time/chance to update – however from September the intention would be for it to be updated every weekday morning by 10am.

[Don’t forget to look at this forecast the day before you go beach for the latest, as things can often change!]

The Rest Of The Week:
‘Apologies for the lack of surf forecasts over the last 10 days. Family and I went on a last minute sojourn over to France for a bit of a break/holiday, where I took my three year old daughter surfing for the first time:) Not a particularly great week for surf, but at least it’s not flat. Charts are highly changeable for the end of the week.’
Sunrise and sunset – 05:25 and 21:25
Twilight starts and ends – 04:45 and 22:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 16:00
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 15.5C / 60F
outputmodelrun-130716-0930
Image

Monday 11th:
‘More like an Autumnal day with a big swell and W-SW winds. Get on it quick at sheltered spots on the North before the winds veer around too far to the West.’
Swell – (i) Medium W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong WSW going Medium W
Weather – Unsettled and windy with frequent showers.Cloudy start, but the odd sunny spell later on.
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead-WellOverhead)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
Tides – 10:39 High, 16:57 Low

Tuesday 12th:
‘Onshore messy windslop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak-Medium W
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells, becoming brighter in the afternoon.
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
Tides – 05:30 Low, 11:29 High, 17:51 Low

Wednesday 13th:
‘A smaller version of Tuesday – onshore slop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW
Wind – Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud sunny spells, turning very ‘Summery’ for the afternoon.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 06:30 Low, 12:32 High, 18:59 Low (Neap tides)

Thursday 14th:
‘Onshore dribbly windlsop for the North (just enough for surf schools and learners), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium NW going W-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunny spells.
North Coast – 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – 1ft going Flat
Tides – 07:40 Low, 13:42 High, 20:10 Low (Neap tides)

Friday 15th:
‘Enough for surf schools and beginners – however with a weak swell and SW winds, it’s going to have no real quality to the knee/waisthigh waves.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WSW going WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SW
Weather – Cloudy/overcast but much warmer. Chance of showers.
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat going 1ft
Tides – 08:47 Low, 14:48 High, 21:15 Low (Neap tides)

Weekend Summary:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards – take this forecast update for the weekend with a good pinch of salt! Not great by any means, however there should be a wave for those wanting to get wet behind the ears – hey, it’s Summer – could be flat!’

Saturday 16th:
‘More of the same, the swell should build throughout the day. However it’s looking like cross/onshore W-SW winds.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W
Wind – Light-Medium SW going W
Weather – Cloudy but dry.
North Coast – 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:44 Low, 15:43 High

Sunday 17th:
‘Small but rideable waves. Winds are still looking uncertain, so check back on Thursday/Friday for the latest updates.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WNW
Wind – Changable (Possibly Light-Medium NW)
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunshine, dry.
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:32 Low, 16:29 High

Early Next Week:
‘Too early to tell yet.’

The scale for measuring conditions:

0-1ft – Unridable/Flat
1-2ft – Kneehigh
3ft – Waisthigh
4-5ft – Chest/Shoulderhigh
6ft – Headhigh
6-8ft = 1-1.5x Overhead
8-10ft = 1.5x Overhead
10-12ft = 2x Overhead
Please Note!

Wave height predictions are based on the larger breaks on both coasts such as Fistral and Croyde for the North, and Praa Sands and Bantham for the South.

Wave height is measured from the front of the wave, and 6ft would usually mean a ‘head-high’ wave.

Try and use some ‘local’ knowledge about what the wave sizes will be elsewhere. For example the Newquay Bay area is generally 1/3 to 3/4 the size of Fistral, increasing the further up the bay you go from Towan to Lusty Glaze, and that it will be clean on a W wind at ‘harbour left’ at Towan at mid-tide’ for example.

Tide times are based on Newquay.

Stay Stoked!
SJ
Never known to miss a marketing opportunity... After years in the wilderness, Sj, the harbinger of doom, Mr Entropy, the kiss of death, the swell killer, yes, the man formerly known as SJ, is back, cunningly disguised as Sj ! {Quote: Tony Plant - 2009}
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Re: SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 11 July - 17 July 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:31 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 09:30 Thursday 14th July 2016
Hi everyone – these updates are currently made at any time of the day as and when I get the time/chance to update – however from September the intention would be for it to be updated every weekday morning by 10am.

[Don’t forget to look at this forecast the day before you go beach for the latest, as things can often change!]

The Rest Of The Week:
‘Apologies for the lack of surf forecasts over the last 10 days. Family and I went on a last minute sojourn over to France for a bit of a break/holiday, where I took my three year old daughter surfing for the first time:) Not a particularly great week for surf, but at least it’s not flat. Charts are highly changeable for the end of the week.’
Sunrise and sunset – 05:25 and 21:25
Twilight starts and ends – 04:45 and 22:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 16:00
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 15.5C / 60F
outputmodelrun-130716-0930

Monday 11th:
‘More like an Autumnal day with a big swell and W-SW winds. Get on it quick at sheltered spots on the North before the winds veer around too far to the West.’
Swell – (i) Medium W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong WSW going Medium W
Weather – Unsettled and windy with frequent showers.Cloudy start, but the odd sunny spell later on.
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead-WellOverhead)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
Tides – 10:39 High, 16:57 Low

Tuesday 12th:
‘Onshore messy windslop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak-Medium W
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells, becoming brighter in the afternoon.
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
Tides – 05:30 Low, 11:29 High, 17:51 Low

Wednesday 13th:
‘A smaller version of Tuesday – onshore slop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW
Wind – Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud sunny spells, turning very ‘Summery’ for the afternoon.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 06:30 Low, 12:32 High, 18:59 Low (Neap tides)

Thursday 14th:
‘Onshore dribbly windlsop for the North (just enough for surf schools and learners), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium NW going W-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunny spells, dry.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft going Flat
Tides – 07:40 Low, 13:42 High, 20:10 Low (Neap tides)

Friday 15th:
‘Enough for surf schools and beginners – however with a weak swell and SW winds, it’s going to have no real quality to the knee/waisthigh waves.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WSW going WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SW
Weather – Cloudy/overcast but much warmer.
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat going 1ft
Tides – 08:47 Low, 14:48 High, 21:15 Low (Neap tides)

Weekend Summary:
‘VERY changeable for Friday onwards – take this forecast update for the weekend with a good pinch of salt! Not great by any means, however there should be a wave for those wanting to get wet behind the ears – hey, it’s Summer – could be flat!’

Saturday 16th:
‘More of the same, the swell should build throughout the day. However it’s looking like cross/onshore W-SW winds.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W
Wind – Light-Medium SW going W-SW
Weather – Cloudy.
North Coast – 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:44 Low, 15:43 High

Sunday 17th:
‘Small but rideable waves. Winds are still looking uncertain, so check back on Thursday/Friday for the latest updates.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WNW
Wind – Light W-NW going Light-Medium NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunshine, dry.
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:32 Low, 16:29 High

Early Next Week:
‘Looking like a ‘Summery’ week with good warm weather and light winds, but close to flat conditions.’

The scale for measuring conditions:

0-1ft – Unridable/Flat
1-2ft – Kneehigh
3ft – Waisthigh
4-5ft – Chest/Shoulderhigh
6ft – Headhigh
6-8ft = 1-1.5x Overhead
8-10ft = 1.5x Overhead
10-12ft = 2x Overhead
Please Note!

Wave height predictions are based on the larger breaks on both coasts such as Fistral and Croyde for the North, and Praa Sands and Bantham for the South.

Wave height is measured from the front of the wave, and 6ft would usually mean a ‘head-high’ wave.

Try and use some ‘local’ knowledge about what the wave sizes will be elsewhere. For example the Newquay Bay area is generally 1/3 to 3/4 the size of Fistral, increasing the further up the bay you go from Towan to Lusty Glaze, and that it will be clean on a W wind at ‘harbour left’ at Towan at mid-tide’ for example.

Tide times are based on Newquay.

Stay Stoked!
SJ
Never known to miss a marketing opportunity... After years in the wilderness, Sj, the harbinger of doom, Mr Entropy, the kiss of death, the swell killer, yes, the man formerly known as SJ, is back, cunningly disguised as Sj ! {Quote: Tony Plant - 2009}
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Re: SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 11 July - 17 July 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:51 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:00 Friday 15th July 2016
Hi everyone – these updates are currently made at any time of the day as and when I get the time/chance to update – however from September the intention would be for it to be updated every weekday morning by 10am.

[Don’t forget to look at this forecast the day before you go beach for the latest, as things can often change!]

The Rest Of The Week:
‘Apologies for the lack of surf forecasts over the last 10 days. Family and I went on a last minute sojourn over to France for a bit of a break/holiday, where I took my three year old daughter surfing for the first time:) Not a particularly great week for surf, but at least it’s not flat. Charts are highly changeable for the end of the week.’
Sunrise and sunset – 05:25 and 21:25
Twilight starts and ends – 04:45 and 22:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 16:00
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 15.5C / 60F
outputmodelrun-150716-0800
Image

Monday 11th:
‘More like an Autumnal day with a big swell and W-SW winds. Get on it quick at sheltered spots on the North before the winds veer around too far to the West.’
Swell – (i) Medium W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong WSW going Medium W
Weather – Unsettled and windy with frequent showers.Cloudy start, but the odd sunny spell later on.
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead-WellOverhead)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
Tides – 10:39 High, 16:57 Low

Tuesday 12th:
‘Onshore messy windslop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak-Medium W
Wind – Light-Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and showers and sunny spells, becoming brighter in the afternoon.
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
Tides – 05:30 Low, 11:29 High, 17:51 Low

Wednesday 13th:
‘A smaller version of Tuesday – onshore slop for the North, and too small for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW
Wind – Medium WNW-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud sunny spells, turning very ‘Summery’ for the afternoon.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 06:30 Low, 12:32 High, 18:59 Low (Neap tides)

Thursday 14th:
‘Onshore dribbly windlsop for the North (just enough for surf schools and learners), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium NW going W-NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunny spells, dry.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft going Flat
Tides – 07:40 Low, 13:42 High, 20:10 Low (Neap tides)

Friday 15th:
‘Enough for surf schools and beginners – however with a weak swell and SW winds, it’s going to have no real quality to the knee/waisthigh waves.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WSW
Wind – Light S-SW going Light-Medium SW
Weather – Cloudy/overcast but much warmer. Some sunny spells towards evening.
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat going 1ft
Tides – 08:47 Low, 14:48 High, 21:15 Low (Neap tides)

Weekend Summary:
‘Not great by any means, however there should be a wave for those wanting to get wet behind the ears – hey, it’s Summer – could be flat! Sunday is looking promising for a good wave despite the onshore winds.’

Saturday 16th:
‘More of the same, the swell should build throughout the day. However it’s looking like cross/onshore W-SW winds.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W
Wind – Light-Medium SW going W-SW
Weather – Cloudy and warm. Some sunny spells towards evening.
North Coast – 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:44 Low, 15:43 High

Sunday 17th:
‘Small but rideable waves with a light onshore. Not perfect or ideal, but there should be a few clean faces to glide down and enjoy!’
Swell – (i) OK W
Wind – Light W going W-NW
Weather – Cloudy and warm. Some sunny spells.
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:32 Low, 16:29 High

Early Next Week:
‘Looking like a ‘Summery’ week with good warm weather and light winds, but close to flat conditions. Monday and Tuesday could see a barely rideable and weak wave around 1-2ft/Kneehigh but with the winds likely to swing offshore. Then onshore sloppy mush/dribble for the remainder of the week.’

The scale for measuring conditions:

0-1ft – Unridable/Flat
1-2ft – Kneehigh
3ft – Waisthigh
4-5ft – Chest/Shoulderhigh
6ft – Headhigh
6-8ft = 1-1.5x Overhead
8-10ft = 1.5x Overhead
10-12ft = 2x Overhead
Please Note!

Wave height predictions are based on the larger breaks on both coasts such as Fistral and Croyde for the North, and Praa Sands and Bantham for the South.

Wave height is measured from the front of the wave, and 6ft would usually mean a ‘head-high’ wave.

Try and use some ‘local’ knowledge about what the wave sizes will be elsewhere. For example the Newquay Bay area is generally 1/3 to 3/4 the size of Fistral, increasing the further up the bay you go from Towan to Lusty Glaze, and that it will be clean on a W wind at ‘harbour left’ at Towan at mid-tide’ for example.

Tide times are based on Newquay.

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