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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007

    UK windsurfing weather 1st December onwards

    This weekend is looking windy, along the south/south west part of the English Channel.
    I quite like Easterlies, more so in summer than this time of year. Studland is onshore but I find it fun, in the Harbour at Hamworthy its good as its clean wind as it doesnt have much land to go over first. Off the front at Sandbanks/Branksome its wavier than normal SW winds (unless there is a big low) but there is a bigger shorebreak.
    Weymouth & Portland are quite good as well in Easterlies, Portland being chop hopping.

    8c is looking chilly, it will depend on whether the sun is out or not. I went out last Monday in clear skies and it was ok in 9c once the early finger tingling had gone.

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  2. #2
    Would Hayling work in an Easterly on Sunday and is the high tide shore dump manageable with this wind direction?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Billyboy's Avatar
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    There are signs that SW'lys and mild weather are returning next week. Keep everything crossed!
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  4. #4
    Friday, 3pm.

    High pressure has sat overhead for much of this week, giving us little wind but clear skies and sunny days. Some cloud moved under the high today so it's a bit grey out there this afternoon.
    Further cloud moves in tonight under a weak cold front, and that cold front tracks east to west tomorrow, setting up a bit of easterly wind. Skies quickly clear in the Southeast and it looks like a reasonably sunny weekend again.

    But watch out that the wind forecasts for the weekend may fool you. Windguru and other GFS-based sites offer a lot more wind than the Met Office does, and the key thing is that it probably peaks overnight on Saturday evening and into Sunday morning.
    Don't forget that it is dark by 4pm at this time of year.

    We also keep low, sub-10 degree temperatures for the weekend.

    So it may well get sailable on Saturday and Sunday but you'll probably need big kit to plane on shortboards, and you'll certainly need a good winter wetsuit to keep warm.
    The E wind may be strongest in the west and will often be strongest near headlands that jut out into the Channel.

    Next week should see a change of wind direction that should at least bring warmer temperatures, and the hope is that we see a return to SW wind for later in the week. That said, we originally had a forecast for SW wind for this week just passed, which failed to materialise nearer the time.
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    Senior Member Duncan Adam's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    OK for Portland tomorrow.
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