Surf Report for Tuesday 12th August 2014

Constantine (1*):  4 feet  and choppy

at 6.15 a.m.

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It’s another autumnal August day, a wet ‘n windy start to a wet ‘n windy day!
The surf is rolling in though, a thick and heavy looking four feet of mixed up, grey and messy surf reminiscent of a mini winter swell. There’s not much attractive about any of it yet, the wind tearing lumps off most of those waves as they unpredictably bounce around the bay.
The dropping tide is unlikely to help anything, leaving those rolling waves even more exposed to the steady blow of that westerly wind.
Let’s trot on over to Harlyn again……..

Harlyn (1*):  2 feet

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The wind is a little too sideshore here this morning, that gusting westerly putting some surface bounce on those little waves that have made it all the way around the headland to wash in an hour or so ahead of high. But the high tide seems to be spreading itself over a good couple of hours at the moment, the water too deep for too long, taking away the opportunity for those waves to break.
It is smaller than I would have expected around here, after seeing those ruling waves on the other side, so I guess that it is just the deepness of the tide that’s taking away from it.
Give it a coupe of hours and it should be entirely different, probably a half decent couple to three feet I would guess.
Yep, it’s promising to be surf school heaven around here today!
And the rest of us should find a couple of fun ones too!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  13:41  (0.4m)       High Tide:  19:35 (8.0m)

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Surf Forecast for Wednesday 13th August 2014

It should be brighter today with longer more settled spells of sunshine. But the onshores are likely to continue with the probability of a swing in the wind to a more northerly direction, a chillier one usually.
The surf is likely to have dropped a little, three feet or so of more mixed up stuff is about as much as we can expect at our main breaks today with a foot or two at our sheltered spots. And those sheltered spots aren’t going to be that sheltered either!
But it could end up being a little better thais being forecast if that wind stays calm!

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Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week

As the remnants of Tropical Storm Bertha blow themselves onto our shores, a windblown and mixed up, close-fetch swell is likely to be rolling our way for most of the week.
We were hoping for a slingshot swell to have hooked our way before the winds arrived but that hasn’t happened. Single digit wave periods are going to make the paddles fun, those bouncy and mixed up waves testing your reflexes after those weeks of tiny surf.
At least we will have waves to drop in on before turning instead of those paddle-stand-and-turn little waves of the last how long!
So it looks like we are going to enjoy a week of surfing windswept and bumpy waves in the three to hopefully four foot range with the option of slipping around to Harlyn for something cleaner but maybe much smaller.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!