August Extreme Weather Warnings..

It\’s not particulary hot, and it\’s not exactly dry either. However, as most of the British holiday makers are making the best use of their kagools, wellie boots and wonder what the hell happened to global warming theory, none of us are exactly complaining. Since June,Low pressure after low pressure has been pushing through due to a slightly disorientated gulf stream.

This has meant generally very wet starts to the day, great sunshine in the afternoon, super warm water, lots of summer swell and more importantly lots of wind. 5.0metre sails are now your big ones, if you have been out on a 5.7 it is really light!

Last week The North had it good, the West had it good, but it was the south coast that had it really good. Decent waves you don\’t normally see stretching from Bigbury, through to Highcliff and then past Shoreham to Camber. Westerly sideshore winds meant you had to use your smallest waveboards and sails for frontside waveriding and super stunts.

As we start yet another erm typical August week, where Northern Ireland have experienced extreme winds and floods,  massive swells are going to hit the west coast, possibly bigger than we have seen all year, and then reside up the English channel.

It has definately been one of those summer\’s where the best bet is too wait at home for the lows and save the cash for an Autumn or Winter holiday, because if this summer is anything to go the winter should be hot and sunny.

The shots were taken on one of the smaller days we managed to get the camera out, on the others it was too good too miss time on the water.

Windsurfers: Clyde Waite, James Cox, Gregg Dunnett, Birdkiller.
pictures courtesy of

BigSalty Weather Service

Oceansource Windsurfing Holidays

Photo Credit: Tim Cox


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