Surf Report for Tuesday 9th December 2014

Constantine (1*):  3 to 4 feet

at 7.50 a.m.


A more westerly but lighter wind is gently blowing making for a much milder morning, still overcast and still dull but at least a little comfier.
The surf has dropped, there’s a three foot or so swell producing some three to occasionally four foot and mushy waves just off high tide. It is still all a bit junky and lumpy but way, way cleaner than it has been.
We should start to see the arrival of a much bigger swell this afternoon, a gradual increase in size through this evening’s tide. I’m guessing that it will have doubled in size by darkness.
The wind should have eased more south westerly by this afternoon as well, making Harlyn a possibly attractive option.
Let’s see if it’s big enough…

I’m out of here for a wee while, hunkering down on a lump of rock somewhere in the Atlantic in the hope of getting some spinning little waves from this swell, so no surf report till next week!
But it’s going to be huge everywhere through this week, so enjoy but take it easy, them’s going to be some pretty big ‘uns!!


Harlyn (2*):  2 to 3 feet


It’s very nice around here right now with a couple of feet of quite glassy and quite organised little waves are folding over just off that high tide bank. It’s such a shame that it rarely holds this kind of shape when it gets much bigger!
There is a long wait between sets and between some waves but when they do come in they do look fun!
The size is likely to stay pretty much the same as the tide drops, the arrival of that new swell counteracting the pull of the tide but as soon as the tide turns then we should see a massive improvement!
It’s going to increase in size substantially through the afternoon and into the evening but it’s likely to get dark before we see the real start of this swell.


Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  13:19  (1.4m)            High Tide:  19:11  (7.0m)


Surf Forecast for Wednesday 10th December 2014

A building six to eight foot swell will be rolling our way in the morning, a strong westerly pushing in on the beaches.
The swell and the wind are likely to strengthen constantly through the day making for large and out of control conditions at most breaks by the afternoon.
The south coast should be calling but take it easy down there too, this could be a real big swell!
And I’m supposed to be flying out of here first thing so I’m hoping that the wind doesn’t blow too mightily until after take-off!



Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week

A stormy week lies ahead!
There’s a deep, deep low motoring across the north atlantic, full of wind and water and aiming pretty much our way.
So, the week should start out as one of those fairly typical winter ones with north westerly winds destroying the five to six feet of close-fetch and mixed up surf while bringing along plenty of rain.
By Tuesday that wind should start to ease gradually to the south west, a much kinder direction for our sheltered surf breaks. Harlan is likely to start to shine by the afternoon with some big and draining sandblasters starting to growl through.
But as we go into the middle of the week then the swells from that big and deep depression out there should start to reach us.
By Wednesday it should be booming through, double digits in size and double digits in wave-period too. You’re going to have to search out super sheltered spots to be in with any chance of a surf and even then, take it easy – it is going to be BIG!
The south coast is the obvious place to take a little look at. There should be plenty of swell getting around there so it will be just a case of finding the right break to be working in these conditions.
I’m taking a flight out to a hopefully surf washed lump of rock somewhere in the Atlantic (if it’s not too windy to fly!) midweek, so there will be no surf report for a week or so from Tuesday but it’s going to be too big and too windy here for most of the week anyway, easing back through the weekend and into next week.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!