Surf Report for Thursday 8th May 2014

Constantine (0*):  4 to 5 ft

at 6.40 a.m.


It’s as vile a morning as will ever greet you in these parts this morning; the wind is blowing, the rain is lashing and the sky, land and sea have merged into a soggy blur of greyness.
And yet, there is something strangely comforting, something oddly cosy about it all.
I suppose that the violence of those winter storms is absent and the air temperature is relatively mild and so it’s not really all that uncomfortable.
But it is a messy one!
The surf? Nah, don’t bother, it is hideous. A four to five foot mess of windblown junk surf is being tossed around the bay this morning, the weather giving the beaches a good wash down for summer maybe.
Nope, let’s have another trip trop over to the Hatlyn side……..

But before we go, check this out for a job opportunity if you’re interested:
We have been rebuilding our shop team here for the 2014 season and it’s all going well with a few new characters to help you find what you’re looking for. But we are still looking for that important but elusive person to fill the role of team leasder!
Someone with just a bit more, an interested and interesting person, capable of shepherding us all along. Great with customers, great with staff, understanding of the Groms and with an eye for style. A knowledge of how a wetsuit should fit and what fins do what for a surfboard would be useful, an ability to get on with everyone more vital.
You can view the original job description at 
If you’re interested then drop a mail to [email protected], phone on 01841 520250 or drop in on us for a natter!


I can’t see Sophie coming back to work for us after this taste of the high-life in Lahndan Town last night! Well done to her and now the search is on for new staff!! See the above for details!!


Harlyn (2*):  2 to 3 ft



there’s someone in there! He might be lying down but he’s in the tube for breakfast!

Hmm, it is looking promising around here this morning.
It’s just about low tide right now and a cleanish two to three foot wave is smacking the sand behind the Rock, a couple of boogie riders picking off a barrel or two.
You have to think that it might all just improve as the tide slowly slides in through the morning. The swell is going nowhere anytime soon, the wind seems set from the south west and that horrible weather never really detracts from Harlyn.
Yep, you could get a few snappy fun ones in here through the morning! You’re not going to get a tan though!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  19:22  (2.6m)               High Tide:  12:57  (5.3m)


Surf Forecast for Friday 9th May 2014

Well at least it should be brighter and drier today!
The wind is likely to continue to blow steadily from the south west, maybe twitching a little too much to the west for moments but generally keeping those waves that get around to Harlyn in shape.
I think that we can expect a half decent three to four feet of dumping surf all day at Harlyn today and that is always fun!


Surf Conditions for the Weekend

South west going more westerly winds are dominating the weather for the rest of the week, pushing plenty of surf our way and clearing the weather through as quickly as you like.
The swell is going to be bouncing around in the four foot plus region as the week winds down, getting into the big range for the weekend and maybe opening up the opportunity to surf some of those lesser known spots that worked so frequently through last winter.
But generally the surf action is likely to be centred around Harlyn and occasionally big and testing Harlyn it is likely to be too!
The cleanest conditions (for Harlyn) are probably going to be through Friday into Saturday, those winds set more to the south than west while Sunday should see some booming swells rolling through, the wind slipping more westerly though and putting that bump onto the waves at Harlyn.
So, yep a brighter and breezier weekend with plenty of big, blue and white surf rolling around the coastline.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!