Surf Report for Thursday 4th December 2014

Constantine (4*):  3 feet

at 7.45 a.m.

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There’s more cloud this morning but otherwise it’s all looking bright and pleasant, the wind is still light and still offshore and the waves are still in the three feet range, still setty, still looking good!
Right now those glassy and quite hollow looking waves are shutting down off the back of the Reef and on the beach but there is a blistering peak outside, grinding off a rare sandbar, top to bottom and spinning. But that is probably one of those half hour wonders, a bonus and at the same time a pain of the high tides that we enjoy in the UK. Still, it does indicate that we should be enjoying some great waves at the right spot! And if you’re patient then those bigger sets look they have a little bit of extra poke to them, maybe nudging four feet on the drop in, a reflection of that still double digit wave period that we have been enjoying for the last week or two now.
So, another fun day of surfing lies ahead!

It seems to be taking longer and longer to get the surf report up lately, waiting for enough daylight to snatch a few images and having to look after #‎phillisthesheep this last week or two, combined with getting cars to the garage and the usual winter chores.
But you haven’t been missing too much in the early hours (well, maybe last weekend but apart from that….) and suddenly it’s not that long till the shortest day. So we’ll soon be back on the early ones again!  Have a great day!

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Harlyn (0*):  6 inches to 1 foot

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It’s pretty tiny around here this morning again but maybe just a wee bit bigger than yesterday, or maybe that’s just because conditions are cleaner.  Anyway, there’s barely a foot of erratic surf stuttering onto the beach, with little glassy walls to it but still doing that Harlyn shutdown that it does so well, especially on the dropping tide an hour or two before low.  It might improve through midday with the tide but then the other side of the headland is so good, that is the place to head to.

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  09:49  (1.5m)            High Tide:  15:42  (7.1m)

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Surf Forecast for Friday 5th December 2014

The swell should build a little again today, just slowly but steadily. By evening we should be seeing some steady four foot plus stuff rolling into the bays.
And so it’s down to the wind. The forecasts are showing northerlies and strengthening, which is fine but that does probably mean that they will be north westerly! Which is not so good, it being onshore pretty much everywhere along this stretch of coast.
I guess that we’ll have to wait and see on that one!

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

That swell has been way better than we expected all week and should increase as we hit Friday and then into the weekend.
It’s the wind that we have to watch and that wind seems to have settled comfortably in the north, north easterly as the week winds down, sliding north westerly as we go into the weekend.
So, clean conditions will see the week out, a very decent, smooth and organised, three foot plus swell gradually being replaced by bigger but more onshore conditions as we go into the weekend.
Overall it should stay bright enough but that chilly wind is going to have a bit of an edge, not as cold as other years yet but certainly chillier than it has been!
But as a great alternative, the Padstow Christmas Festival returns from Thursday until Sunday.
More celeb chefs than you can shake a celery stick at along with over 100 artisans and producers. It’s the place to be for some exquisite food and drink and is now being rated as the number 1 food festival by some out there.
It is hard work to go hungry around here you know.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!