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SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 15 August - 21 August 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:19 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:00 Monday 15th August 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:
‘Excellent summery start to the week with good weather and an OK swell. Winds then start to pick up, with Saturday looking interesting at the moment.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:15 and 20:30
Twilight starts and ends – 05:40 and 21:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 14:15
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-150816-0800
Image

Monday 15th:
‘Small barely ridable but clean waves on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak W
Wind – Medium ESE
Weather – Bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:04 Low, 16:02 High

Tuesday 16th:
‘Strong offshores and a long wave period creating a good clean wave with plenty if spray.’
Swell – (i) Strong W-WNW going OK W
Wind – Medium-Strong ESE-SE
Weather – Bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-3ft (Kneehigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:49 Low, 16:46 High

Wednesday 17th:
‘Excellent day!’
Swell – (i) OK W
Wind – Medium SE
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sun with a chance of rain
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 11:30 Low, 17:27 High

Thursday 18th:
‘Onshore slop.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak WNW
Wind – Light-Medium NW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 05:47 High, 12:10 Low, 18:07 High

Friday 19th:
‘Jump in wave size today with crosshores for the North. Semi-sheltered spots on the North should be working great towards the high tide in the evening.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak SSW-SW
Wind – Light-Medium going Medium S-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 6ft (Headhigh)
South Coast – 1ft going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 06:28 High, 12:49 Low, 18:48 High

Weekend Summary:
‘Early days – take with a pinch of salt as it’s still changeable!’

Saturday 20th:
‘I’d hold off how realistic Saturday is looking at the mo – rarely do we get a swell this big in Summer. At the moment the swell and winds are looking BIG.’
Swell – (i) Strong WSW going W-WSW
Wind – Strong SW going W
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 12ft (Double Overhead)
South Coast – 6-8ft (Overhead)
Tides – 07:09 High, 13:31 Low, 19:30 High

Sunday 21st:
‘Strong Westerly winds creating blown out onshore surf.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW going Weak WSW
Wind – Strong W
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 4-5ft (Chest-Shoulderhigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh)
Tides – 07:51 High, 14:14 Low, 20:13 High

Early Next Week:
‘Early signs are for a return to a calmer, sunnier, typical Summer 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.

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 - 15 August - 21 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:31 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:00 Tuesday 16th August 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:
‘Excellent summery start to the week with good weather and an OK swell. Winds then start to pick up, with Saturday looking interesting at the moment.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:15 and 20:30
Twilight starts and ends – 05:40 and 21:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 14:15
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-160816-0800
Image

Monday 15th:
‘Small barely ridable but clean waves on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak W
Wind – Medium ESE
Weather – Bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:04 Low, 16:02 High

Tuesday 16th:
‘Strong offshores and a long wave period creating a good clean wave with plenty if spray.’
Swell – (i) Strong W-WNW going OK W
Wind – Medium-Strong SE
Weather – Cloudy start,turning into a bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:49 Low, 16:46 High

Wednesday 17th:
‘Excellent day!’
Swell – (i) OK W
Wind – Medium going Light-Medium SE
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sun with a chance of rain
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 11:30 Low, 17:27 High

Thursday 18th:
‘Changeable wind conditions for Thursday.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak WNW
Wind – Changable (!) Light N-NE going W-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 05:47 High, 12:10 Low, 18:07 High

Friday 19th:
‘Jump in wave size today with crosshores for the North. Semi-sheltered spots on the North should be working great towards the high tide in the evening.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak SSW-SW
Wind – Medium-Strong S-SE going S-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 6ft (Headhigh)
South Coast – 1ft going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 06:28 High, 12:49 Low, 18:48 High

Weekend Summary:
‘Early days – take with a pinch of salt as it’s still changeable!’

Saturday 20th:
‘I’d hold off how realistic Saturday is looking at the mo – rarely do we get a swell this big in Summer. At the moment the swell and winds are looking BIG.’
Swell – (i) Strong WSW going W-WSW
Wind – Strong SW going WSW
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 12ft (Double Overhead)
South Coast – 6-8ft (Overhead)
Tides – 07:09 High, 13:31 Low, 19:30 High

Sunday 21st:
‘Strong Westerly winds creating blown out onshore surf.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW going Weak WSW
Wind – Strong W
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 4-5ft (Chest-Shoulderhigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh)
Tides – 07:51 High, 14:14 Low, 20:13 High

Early Next Week:
‘Early signs are for a return to a calmer, sunnier, typical Summer 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.

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 - 15 August - 21 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:41 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:30 Wednesday 17th August 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:
‘Excellent summery start to the week with good weather and an OK swell. Winds then start to pick up, with Saturday looking interesting at the moment.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:15 and 20:30
Twilight starts and ends – 05:40 and 21:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 14:15
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-170816-0830
Image

Monday 15th:
‘Small barely ridable but clean waves on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak W
Wind – Medium ESE
Weather – Bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:04 Low, 16:02 High

Tuesday 16th:
‘Strong offshores and a long wave period creating a good clean wave with plenty if spray.’
Swell – (i) Strong W-WNW going OK W
Wind – Medium-Strong SE
Weather – Cloudy start,turning into a bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:49 Low, 16:46 High

Wednesday 17th:
‘Excellent day!’
Swell – (i) OK W
Wind – Medium going Light-Medium SSE-SE
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sun with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4-5ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 11:30 Low, 17:27 High

Thursday 18th:
‘Glassy first thing – get on it early! Will soon turn to a light onshore though.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak WNW
Wind – Light Variable going W-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 05:47 High, 12:10 Low, 18:07 High

Friday 19th:
‘Jump in wave size today with crosshores for the North. Semi-sheltered spots on the North should be working great towards the high tide in the evening.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak SSW-SW
Wind – Medium-Strong S-SE going S-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 8-10ft (1.5 x Overhead)
South Coast – 1ft going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 06:28 High, 12:49 Low, 18:48 High

Weekend Summary:
‘Early days – take with a pinch of salt as it’s still changeable!’

Saturday 20th:
‘BIG! Seek deep shelter- even the usual sheltered spots will be BIG! Take care out there. Sheltered spots on both coasts should be firing!’
Swell – (i) Strong WSW going W-WSW
Wind – Strong SW going WSW
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 12-15ft (2-2.5 x Overhead)
South Coast – 6-8ft (Overhead)
Tides – 07:09 High, 13:31 Low, 19:30 High

Sunday 21st:
‘Strong Westerly winds creating blown out onshore surf. Sheltered spots on the North coast will have a workable wave depending on the time of the day (dropping swell size) and tide.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong W going SW
Weather – Cloudy and rainy
North Coast – 8-10ft (1.5 x Overhead) going 6ft (Headhigh)
South Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
Tides – 07:51 High, 14:14 Low, 20:13 High (Spring tides)

Early Next Week:
‘Early signs are for a return to a calmer week. Still plenty of swell though.’

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 - 15 August - 21 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:53 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:45 Friday 19th August 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:
‘Excellent summery start to the week with good weather and an OK swell. Winds then start to pick up, with Saturday looking interesting at the moment.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:15 and 20:30
Twilight starts and ends – 05:40 and 21:05
Midday – 13:25
Length of day – 14:15
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-190816-0845
Image

Monday 15th:
‘Small barely ridable but clean waves on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak W
Wind – Medium ESE
Weather – Bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 10:04 Low, 16:02 High

Tuesday 16th:
‘Strong offshores and a long wave period creating a good clean wave with plenty if spray.’
Swell – (i) Strong W-WNW going OK W
Wind – Medium-Strong SE
Weather – Cloudy start,turning into a bright and sunny blue sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:49 Low, 16:46 High

Wednesday 17th:
‘Excellent day!’
Swell – (i) OK W
Wind – Medium going Light-Medium SSE-SE
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sun with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4-5ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 11:30 Low, 17:27 High

Thursday 18th:
‘Glassy first thing – get on it early! Will soon turn to a light onshore though.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak WNW
Wind – Light Variable going W-SW
Weather – Unsettled – cloudy with a chance of rain
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3ft (Waisthigh)
South Coast – 1ft
Tides – 05:47 High, 12:10 Low, 18:07 High

Friday 19th:
‘Jump in wave size today with crosshores for the North. Semi-sheltered spots on the North should be working great towards the high tide in the evening.’
Swell – (i) OK W (ii) Weak SSW-SW
Wind – Medium-Strong S-SE going SW
Weather – Overcast dark and rainy start, then a mixture of rain cloud and sunshine.
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 8-10ft (1.5 x Overhead)
South Coast – 1ft going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 06:28 High, 12:49 Low, 18:48 High

Weekend Summary:
‘Early days – take with a pinch of salt as it’s still changeable!’

Saturday 20th:
‘BIG! Seek deep shelter- even the usual sheltered spots will be BIG! Take care out there. Sheltered spots on both coasts should be firing!’
Swell – (i) Strong WSW going W-WSW
Wind – Strong WSW going W (gusting up to gale force!)
Weather – Cloudy and rainy with very strong winds
North Coast – 12-15ft (2-2.5 x Overhead)
South Coast – 6-8ft (Overhead)
Tides – 07:09 High, 13:31 Low, 19:30 High (Spring tides)

Sunday 21st:
‘Strong Westerly winds creating blown out onshore surf. Sheltered spots on the North coast may just have a workable wave depending on the time of the day (dropping swell size) and tide.’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium-Strong W-WNW going WSW
Weather – Mixture of cloud and sunshine in the morning, and then some rain expected in the afternoon
North Coast – 6-10ft (Overhead) going 4-5ft (Chest-Shoulderhigh)
South Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 07:51 High, 14:14 Low, 20:13 High (Spring tides)

Early Next Week:
‘Signs are for a return to a calmer week with good surf with a predominant Southerly wind. Still plenty of swell though with it only going small for Thursday onwards.’

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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