Surf Report for Saturday 30th August 2014

Constantine (1*):  4 feet

at 6.10 a.m.

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It’s another breezy one this morning, a blustery, westerly wind shaking the fruit-laden hedgerows, piling the sand in heaps and pushing those breaking waves around the bay.
There are a lot of bright bits in what otherwise could easily be a dreary sky giving hope that it might not end up being that kind of wet one, that blustery, showery, chilly kind of day. There’s a promise of brighter and warmer weather to come next week but right now it does feel as though Summer is gently drifting away.
The surf is a mixed up junkfest of sloppy stuff, three to probably four feet of rolling waves being prodded and poked and pushed around by that wind.
No, it’s not looking very tempting, not here.
Let’s gallop on over to Harlyn to see what’s happening there:

Harlyn (3*):  2 to 3 feet

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The surf is looking okay around here this morning, three feet or so of grey waves standing tall before racing across the bay.
The wind is fresh, still blustery around here too, just about holding those waves up for that extra moment, while allowing a bit of hollowness to some of the set waves. It’s difficult to believe that the water is so warm when the wind is rustling around your ears on a day like this but that’s what is going to probably turn a session here today into a fun one!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  15:05  (1.4m)  High Tide:  08:45  (6.8m)

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Surf Forecast for Sunday 31st August 2014

Ah, it should be brighter today – a whole heap brighter!
And calmer too, the wind having eased off but also having drifted around to the north west, not our favourite wind direction. That is because it’s onshore everywhere along this coast! Hopefully though it will have reduced in strength to not much more than a breeze.
So, a bright and calm day is expected with a couple of feet of maybe a bit mushy surf to play in. And that’ll do!

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

The Bank Holiday weekend traditionally ends our main holiday season, marking a return to a slower, quieter pace of life as the vast majority of visitors exit the area. This year there is a much more gradual emptying, with that extra August week.
And those who do stay on have been enjoying some surf, some proper rolling Atlantic curlers, just like in the postcards!
The week started with a half decent three foot and building swell rolling in, the wind mainly onshore but south, going south westerly. By Tuesday we were enjoying a proper five to six feet plus of growling swell with offshore breezes. All of our main surf breaks were on fire and even Harlyn kicked in properly for the first time this summer!
 The swell settled down by midweek, still that rolling swell, all bumpy and grinding in at the main breaks with enough push to provide some alternatives at the sheltered spots too, the decision being between bigger and bumpier, choppier west facing beaches versus smaller but much cleaner, sheltered spots.
And we can now expect some solid, thick and lumpy surf as we go into the weekend, the wind gusting strongly through Saturday helping to push swell in, easing just a little in strength but also maybe swinging a little westerly, maybe (hopefully not) through Staurday afternoon, even a little north westerly through Sunday.
We will probably mainly be surfing Harlyn in three to four foot and sharp conditions on Saturday, possibly getting bigger on the incoming tides, Sunday promising much calmer and quieter conditions with plenty of bright sunshine but that light wind being onshore at all of our surf breaks.  
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!