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SJ's Surf Forecast for the SW - 22 August - 28 August 2016

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:17 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:30 Monday 22nd 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:
‘Make the most of the good waves at the start of the week, as it all goes flat for the bank holiday weekend.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:25 and 20:15
Twilight starts and ends – 05:50 and 20:50
Midday – 13:20
Length of day – 13:50
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-220816-0830
Image

Monday 22nd:
‘Should improve as the day goes on as the winds are due to swing more southerly. Late afternoon and evening on the tidal push should see some great waves at main/semi-sheltered spots on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium SW going Light-Medium S
Weather – Mixed bag of cloud, sunshine, and some light rain
North Coast – 5-6ft (Shoulder-Headhigh)
South Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:33 High, 14:56 Low

Tuesday 23rd:
‘Great day for the North with a good swell and offshore winds for the main part of the day. Late afternoon and evening could see the winds turn onshore though, so get there early in the day to make the most of what’s left!’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SE going S going W-NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 4ft (Chesthigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:18 High, 15:41 Low

Wednesday 24th:
‘Onshore sloppy choppy mushy waves. The south may just have a very small longboardable wave.’
Swell – (i) Weak W going OK W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:06 High, 16:30 Low

Thursday 25th:
‘Mushburgers for the north (small sloppy waves), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) OK going Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N going N-NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 11:02 High, 17:31 Low

Friday 26th:
‘Bahhhh! Small barely ridable slop for the North, and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells. May turn cloudy/overcast by evening
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 06:08 Low, 12:12 High, 18:54 Low

Bank Holiday Weekend Summary:
‘Flat weekend. Plan to do other things than surfing.’

Saturday 27th:
‘Flat.’
Swell – (i) Faint
Wind – Light E going Variable
Weather – Cloudy/overcast with a chance of light rain
North Coast – 0-1ft (Flat to Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 07:35 Low, 13:36 High, 20:24 Low

Sunday 28th:
‘Flat/mush.’
Swell – (i) Faint going Weak WSW
Wind – Light-Medium W-SW going W
Weather – Cloudy but dry
North Coast – 0-1ft (Flat to Kneehigh) going 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 08:57 Low, 14:56 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 - 22 August - 28 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:15 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 09:15 Tuesday 23rd 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:
‘Make the most of the good waves at the start of the week, as it all goes flat for the bank holiday weekend.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:25 and 20:15
Twilight starts and ends – 05:50 and 20:50
Midday – 13:20
Length of day – 13:50
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-230816-0845
Image

Monday 22nd:
‘Should improve as the day goes on as the winds are due to swing more southerly. Late afternoon and evening on the tidal push should see some great waves at main/semi-sheltered spots on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium SW going Light-Medium S
Weather – Mixed bag of cloud, sunshine, and some light rain
North Coast – 5-6ft (Shoulder-Headhigh)
South Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:33 High, 14:56 Low

Tuesday 23rd:
‘Great day for the North with a good swell and offshore winds for the main part of the day. Late afternoon and evening could see the winds turn onshore though, so get there early in the day to make the most of what’s left!’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SE going S going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 4-6ft (Chest-Headhigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:18 High, 15:41 Low

Wednesday 24th:
‘Onshore sloppy choppy mushy waves. The south may just have a very small longboardable wave.’
Swell – (i) Weak W going OK W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:06 High, 16:30 Low

Thursday 25th:
‘Mushburgers for the north (small sloppy waves), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) OK going Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 11:02 High, 17:31 Low

Friday 26th:
‘Bahhhh! Small barely ridable slop for the North, and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WNW going Faint
Wind – Light-Medium NW going N-NE
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells. May turn cloudy/overcast by evening
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 06:08 Low, 12:12 High, 18:54 Low

Bank Holiday Weekend Summary:
‘Flat weekend. Plan to do other things than surfing.’

Saturday 27th:
‘Flat.’
Swell – (i) Faint
Wind – Light SE going Variable
Weather – Cloudy/overcast with a chance of light rain
North Coast – 1ft (Flat to Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 07:35 Low, 13:36 High, 20:24 Low

Sunday 28th:
‘Highly changable for Sunday at the moment.’
Swell – (i) Faint going Weak WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SW
Weather – Cloudy but dry
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 6ft (Headhigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 08:57 Low, 14:56 High

Early Next Week:
‘Too early to tell yet. Take a look below at the forecast chart from the excellent team at ECMWF- the forecast chart is for the weekend of 3/4 September:’
Image

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 - 22 August - 28 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:26 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 07:30 Wednesday 24th 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:
‘Make the most of the good waves at the start of the week, as it all goes flat for the bank holiday weekend.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:25 and 20:15
Twilight starts and ends – 05:50 and 20:50
Midday – 13:20
Length of day – 13:50
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
Image

Monday 22nd:
‘Should improve as the day goes on as the winds are due to swing more southerly. Late afternoon and evening on the tidal push should see some great waves at main/semi-sheltered spots on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium SW going Light-Medium S
Weather – Mixed bag of cloud, sunshine, and some light rain
North Coast – 5-6ft (Shoulder-Headhigh)
South Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:33 High, 14:56 Low

Tuesday 23rd:
‘Great day for the North with a good swell and offshore winds for the main part of the day. Late afternoon and evening could see the winds turn onshore though, so get there early in the day to make the most of what’s left!’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SE going S going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 4-6ft (Chest-Headhigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:18 High, 15:41 Low

Wednesday 24th:
‘Onshore sloppy choppy mushy waves. The south may just have a very small longboardable wave.’
Swell – (i) Weak W going OK W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:06 High, 16:30 Low

Thursday 25th:
‘Mushburgers for the north (small sloppy waves), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) OK going Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 11:02 High, 17:31 Low

Friday 26th:
‘Bahhhh! Small barely ridable slop for the North, and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WNW going Faint
Wind – Light NW going Light=Medium N
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells. May turn cloudy/overcast by evening
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 06:08 Low, 12:12 High, 18:54 Low

Bank Holiday Weekend Summary:
‘Flat weekend. Plan to do other things than surfing.’

Saturday 27th:
‘Small kneehigh waves.’
Swell – (i) Faint
Wind – Changable (Light E-NE going W)
Weather – Cloudy/overcast with a chance of light rain
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 07:35 Low, 13:36 High, 20:24 Low

Sunday 28th:
‘Highly changable for Sunday at the moment.’
Swell – (i) Faint going Weak WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SW going W
Weather – Cloudy but dry
North Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh) going 6ft (Headhigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 08:57 Low, 14:56 High

Early Next Week:
‘Too early to tell yet. Take a look below at the forecast chart from the excellent team at ECMWF- the forecast chart is for the weekend of 3/4 September:’
Image

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 - 22 August - 28 August 20

Postby Shiraz Jiwa » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:55 am

SJ’s Surf Forecast for the SW

Forecast last updated at 08:45 Friday 26th 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:
‘Make the most of the good waves at the start of the week, as it all goes flat for the bank holiday weekend.’
Sunrise and sunset – 06:25 and 20:15
Twilight starts and ends – 05:50 and 20:50
Midday – 13:20
Length of day – 13:50
Offshore Sea Temp approx – 17C / 62.5F
outputmodelrun-260816-0845
Image

Monday 22nd:
‘Should improve as the day goes on as the winds are due to swing more southerly. Late afternoon and evening on the tidal push should see some great waves at main/semi-sheltered spots on the North.’
Swell – (i) Weak going OK W-WSW
Wind – Medium SW going Light-Medium S
Weather – Mixed bag of cloud, sunshine, and some light rain
North Coast – 5-6ft (Shoulder-Headhigh)
South Coast – 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:33 High, 14:56 Low

Tuesday 23rd:
‘Great day for the North with a good swell and offshore winds for the main part of the day. Late afternoon and evening could see the winds turn onshore though, so get there early in the day to make the most of what’s left!’
Swell – (i) OK W-WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SE going S going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 4-6ft (Chest-Headhigh) going 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 09:18 High, 15:41 Low

Wednesday 24th:
‘Onshore sloppy choppy mushy waves. The south may just have a very small longboardable wave.’
Swell – (i) Weak W going OK W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3-4ft (Waist-Chesthigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
Tides – 10:06 High, 16:30 Low

Thursday 25th:
‘Mushburgers for the north (small sloppy waves), and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) OK going Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light-Medium N going NW
Weather – Cloudy but with plenty of good sunny spells
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 1-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 11:02 High, 17:31 Low

Friday 26th:
‘Bahhhh! Small barely ridable slop for the North, and flat for the south.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light WNW going N
Weather – Bright and sunny blue-sky day
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh)
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 06:08 Low, 12:12 High, 18:54 Low

Bank Holiday Weekend Summary:
‘Not great for surf. Plan to do other things than surfing this weekend.’

Saturday 27th:
‘Small kneehigh waves, decreasing to near flatness in the afternoon.’
Swell – (i) Weak W-WNW
Wind – Light ENE going Variable
Weather – Cloudy but mostly dry. Chance of the odd sunny spell and some light rain
North Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 1ft
South Coast – Flat
Tides – 07:35 Low, 13:36 High, 20:24 Low

Sunday 28th:
‘The swell increases but the winds turn onshore. Not a great day for surf.’
Swell – (i) OK WSW
Wind – Light-Medium SW going NW
Weather – Mixture of cloud, sunshine, and rain showers
North Coast – 3ft (Waisthigh) going 4-6ft (Chest-Headhigh)
South Coast – 1-2ft (Kneehigh) going 2-3ft (Knee-Waisthigh)
Tides – 08:57 Low, 14:56 High

Early Next Week:
‘Bit of a difference between the American forecast output and the European forecast output for next week – however I tend to trust the ECMWF (European forecast model) a bit more! At the moment it looks like a high pressure will dominate our weather patterns pushing any swell generating lows a bit higher towards Ireland etc and missing the South-West. This will result in lightish SW winds but an OK-good Westerly swell, so semi-sheltered spots next week should be working a good wave.’

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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