Surf Report for Wednesday 13th August 2014

Constantine (2*):  3 to 4 feet

at 6.15 a.m.

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It’s a chilly one out there this morning!
The wind is looping down from the north, lighter than yesterday but with that northern chill to it. The sky is that patchwork mix of pinks and blues and greys, a bright promise of a mix of everything to come. We are likely to see a shower or two again today! But overall it should be brighter and lighter than yesterday, maybe a little cooler but drier too.
The surf is a junked out three foot plus, a mix of bouncy and bumpy, warpy surf, ricocheting off the rocks and backwash jumping in the bay. There are waves and they are surfable but it ain’t pretty!
I’m guessing that it should all brighten up by early afternoon and their evening’s (massive) tide could produce something better.
In the meantime, let’s wander across the headland to see what Harlyn is up to…..

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Harlyn (1*):  2 feet

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Theres’ a couple of feet of loose and funky surf bumping into the bay here this morning too, the wind blustering in from the north west, onshore here as well as everywhere else along this coast.
So it’s a bit of a choppy mess but Harlyn can be loads of fun in an onshore, those bouncing peaks providing air mile ramps to those nimble enough and practised enough!
Things should improve just a little this afternoon as the skies brighten and hopefully that wind eases. And it always looks more appealing when it’s brighter too!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  14:25  (0.4m)          High Tide:  20:20  (7.9m)

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Surf Forecast for Thursday 14th August 2014

We seem to be trapped in this ruin of chilly winds and mixed up and choppy surf, that low pressure way up to the north west that is providing some decent surf to our northern brethren, mightily messing thongs up down here!
We can expect an action replay of Wednesday with those chilly north westerly winds gusting into the bays and trashing what close-fetch and mixed up surf there is.
Yep, three feet of bouncy and mixed up slop is as much as we can expect.
Probably a ‘no, no’ in winter but fun when the water temperature is nudging 20 deg C!

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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!