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PeaBody
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Tue May 24, 2016 9:56 am

Anyone have any advice for when there will be waves suitable to SUP surf around brackelsham??

Sunday morning I looked on the BBR webcam and there seemed to be a dozen people out SUP'ing and it looked like they were catching waves. Is there any forecast to look out for or anyway of knowing if there will be any useable swell... doesnt have to be much, just enough for a smile.

Live about an hour away so need to try and plan?

Or anyone know of any local forums to watch out for..

Thanks... P
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Wed May 25, 2016 10:35 am

PeaBody wrote:Anyone have any advice for when there will be waves suitable to SUP surf around brackelsham??
http://magicseaweed.com/Bracklesham-Bay ... port/3764/ a DFL's friend! There is a web cam so one can look at whats going on just like a local :-) or me when I want to go to Cornwall :lol:

Somewhere there is a FB group were someone posts when it is good as well if one agrees / trusts internet spot finding to this degree but I can't find it at the moment (will post back when / if I do, unless its a really good and I am going there)!
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Wed May 25, 2016 11:22 am

Thanks, I will keep an eye on it, just need to try and work out what each of these relates to against the webcam to see when I can predict a trip!

For example would you only go if there was a minimum of 1ft Primary swell?

Primary Swell
Secondary Swell
Wind Swell

Watching the trees for wind is much easier!!
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Wed May 25, 2016 1:10 pm

PeaBody wrote:
For example would you only go if there was a minimum of 1ft Primary swell?
Swell / surf forecast basics my friend 8) there is only so far you can get without jumping in the car to equate internet and what is actually happening; even in these days of the internet one cannot fully substitute some days driving around, it takes years of surfing a spot to truly get it dialed :wink:

Pointers:

Considering a light offshore wind - 1ft @ 4s no way but 1ft @ 14s probably. The helpful folk at MSW even put *'s on the forecast so one has to pay less attention, more *'s = better (to an extent). Personally I hate being on SUP in any more than 15 knots of wind (I'd not use MSW in the uk for wind too much) time to pick up a kite after 15 knots :lol:

Do some reading into wave periods, etc longer period = (sort of) more power / developed swell. Opposing / secondary swells can do interesting things!

E.g 6' @ 14 with a light offshore wind would be an epic day but will probably never happen at Bracks. Those rare photos you see of the west country firing will be days like this ^. If 6' at 14 ever did happen at bracks on a weekend I would imagine there would be so many DFL's present one would be able to walk to the isle of wight on abandoned boards :lol: .

If you are a newbie please don't squash / take out the surfers, learn the rules and don't be a wave hog :lol: its awfully bad form not to!
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Wed May 25, 2016 3:39 pm

Cheers for all the info.. :)

Yeah 15knots I will be on the kite.

I have SUP surfed in Gwithian many times, but I had never looked at the forecast down there, just turned up...

Just trying to fill gaps in the wind with something else other than biking... will do some reading thanks.
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