Weekend Surf Report - 16th- 18th June

Report Date: Friday 16 June 2017

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Summary

Continuous small to medium swell at westerly exposures, with average wind conditions

Best bet

Southwest France

Synopsis at 00:00 UTC
Today’s chart shows a weakish area of low pressure centred just south of Cape Farewell, moving northeast, expected just north of Iceland by Sunday. A band of high pressure stretches from west of the Azores, northwest towards Biscay, and south-westerly airflow on its northern flank is generating some ragged swell for areas in the northwest. The upper airstream is moderate to weak, and local pressure gradients are mostly moderate.
NAO index (large positive values usually mean potentially good surf): +10 mb

Area forecasts

Southwest Wales

Friday:
Average-quality swell and windsea, up to three or four feet at exposed spots, with moderate to fresh west-southwest winds

Saturday:
Small residual swell, up to three feet at exposed spots, smaller elsewhere, with light perhaps moderate southwest winds

Sunday:
The swell remains small but becomes more lined up, around two or three feet at exposed spots, with windless conditions or light westerlies

North Devon and Cornwall

Friday:
Good-quality swell, up to five or six feet in the west at first, smaller elsewhere, but hampered in many places by moderate westerly winds

Saturday:
The swell drops to about four feet at exposed spots in the west, and winds improve, with calm conditions in the morning and light north-westerlies later

Sunday:
The swell becomes a bit more lined up, around three or four feet on average, with light easterly winds, backing northeast later

South Coast of England

Friday:
Small long-period swell mixed with windseas generated by fresh westerly winds; wave heights perhaps up to three feet west of Kimmeridge, smaller elsewhere

Saturday:
The swell drops to virtually nothing everywhere, with light to moderate west or southwest winds

Sunday:
Very small or flat in most places, with light southerly winds

East coast of England

Friday:
Very small or flat practically everywhere, with fresh westerly winds, decreasing moderate later

Saturday:
Very small or flat everywhere, with light westerly winds

Sunday:
Continuing very small or flat, with light southerly winds

North Coast of Scotland

Friday:
Small, lumpy west swell, up to about three feet at exposed spots, with fresh westerly winds at first becoming moderate and backing south later

Saturday:
The swell continues very lumpy from the west, up to three or four feet at exposed spots, and winds pick up to fresh or strong west-southwest

Sunday:
Not much change, with poor-quality west swell, up to about three or four feet at exposed spots, with fresh gusting strong west-southwest winds

Northwest Ireland

Friday:
Average to poor quality west swell, up to five or six feet at westerly exposures, with moderate gusting fresh or strong southwest winds

Saturday:
The west swell continues, up to about five feet at westerly exposures, smaller elsewhere, with lumpy conditions and fresh gusting strong southwest winds

Sunday:
The swell becomes more lined up, about five feet at westerly exposures, with improved wind conditions in light westerlies veering northwest later

Southwest Ireland

Friday:
Average-quality west swell, up to six or seven feet at exposed spots, with fresh southwest winds

Saturday:
The swell drops slightly, reaching six feet at westerly exposures, smaller elsewhere, with continuing fresh southwest winds

Sunday:
The swell drops another notch, down to about four or five feet on average, with light perhaps moderate southwest winds, veering northwest later

Southwest France

Friday:
Slightly bumpy west swell, up to five or six feet, with light northeast winds swinging moderate northwest later

Saturday:
The swell drops slightly and remains bumpy, around four or five feet on average, with windless conditions at first then light perhaps moderate north-westerlies

Sunday:
Wave heights drop to three feet or below in most places, with light variable winds in the morning and light perhaps moderate north-westerlies later

North coast of Spain – east of Gijón

Friday:
Average-quality west-northwest swell, around five feet or so at exposed spots, with light northeast winds increasing moderate to fresh in the afternoon

Saturday:
The swell drops slightly, around four feet or so on average, with a small, short-period northeast component mixing in, and moderate perhaps fresh northeast winds

Sunday:
Wave heights drop to three feet or below, and the swell is mixed between northwest and northeast components; winds are moderate northeast

North coast of Spain – west of Gijón

Friday:
Average-quality northwest swell with some short-period northeast, around four feet or so on average, with fresh northeast winds from about midday

Saturday:
The swell drops slightly and becomes more mixed-up, around three or four feet on average, with moderate then fresh northeast winds

Sunday:
The surf is dominated by short-period northeast swell, around three feet or so at northerly exposures, with moderate perhaps fresh northeast winds

Northwest Galicia

Friday:
Average-quality west swell, up to five or six feet at exposed spots, with fresh to strong northeast winds

Saturday:
The swell drops and becomes mixed up, around four or five feet on average, with moderate to fresh northeast winds

Sunday:
The swell continues, perhaps becoming a bit more lined up at westerly exposures, around three or four feet, with light perhaps moderate north-northeast winds

Portugal – north of Lisbon

Friday:
Average-quality west-northwest swell, up to six feet or so at exposed spots at first, dropping later, with light then moderate northwest winds

Saturday:
The swell drops to around four or five feet, and winds pick up to fresh north-northwest in the afternoon

Sunday:
The swell drops another notch but becomes a bit more lined up, around four feet or so, with light northwest winds becoming moderate to fresh late afternoon

Portugal – south of Lisbon

Friday:
Average to good quality swell, around five or six feet at first, dropping later, with light northerly winds early morning, then moderate to fresh northwest later

Saturday:
The swell drops to around four feet or so, with windless conditions early morning becoming light then moderate to fresh westerlies

Sunday:
Wave heights drop to around three feet, but perhaps pick up late afternoon, with windless conditions early morning then moderate perhaps fresh westerlies later