Surf Report for Saturday 23rd August 2014

Constantine (1*):  1 foot

at 5.55 a.m.

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It’s the start of a holiday weekend and it is all brightening quickly after a bit of a blustery downpour in the half light of a later dawn. Daylight is taking longer to show itself these days!
The wind is light but still from the north west, still keeping the air temperatures down, still messing up the surf a bit, although the surf is pretty small anyway. There’s a foot or so of quite weak looking little waves washing onto the beach, maybe enough to get going on but not great.
But the skies are brightening, big blue bits stretching further by the minute and that always makes the surf look more inviting.
I’m sure that it will all be much more attractive soon enough, and we’ll be gliding across knee high and fun waves, probably on a longboard, by early afternoon. The Water is so warm, why wouldn’t you?

Harlyn (0*):  Flat

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Ah, it’s pretty flat around here this morning.  There’s paddling and coasteering to do but it’s not the place to come to for a surf, not today.  There’s barely six inches of choppy little waves being washed ashore, the north westerly wind staying steady, blowing onshore and making those little waves quite bumpy and sloppy.  No, it’s the other side for surf today and it’s not that great over there!

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide: 11:17  (1.8m)           High Tide:  17:16  (6.7m)

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Surf Forecast for Sunday 24th August 2014

The biggest difference today is likely to be the wind shift. We should finally lose that north westerly air stream and find a southerly wind taking over. Which is good news; that southerly wind should at least blow a bit of surf our way. Okay, it is likely to still be small, tiny or even flat to start the day but a foot or two by the afternoon, that spring tide also helping.
Watch out for some wetter weather though, most of the forecasts are showing a bit of rain to come our way today!

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

It has been another week of onshore and chilling north westerly winds so far, a little taste of Autumn following all those weeks of wonderfulness.
But overall it has ended up being a bright enough one, the wind strength gradually easing while the sun eventually started to break through.
The surf has continued to be a little lacklustre and looks to be that way for just a wee while yet. We are likely to be struggling to find anything bigger than a foot or hopefully two this weekend with a still inconsistent mix of waves the best that we can expect, those very occasional two to three foot sets maybe making it worthwhile.
A little low pressure system is cruising in from the west, while a little high pressure might settle above us and that could be pleasant, if it happens!
But that might not be until the start of next week, or rather, we might not see the results of that setup until the start of next week. But it could just get good then.
Before that though, we will have to suffer a hopefully short period of wind and some rain as that front slips over us.
Yep, it is a Bank Holiday weekend after all!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!