At 6.40 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 4 feet
Well, all I can say is a huge ‘thank you’ to all of you who let me know your thoughts on whether to carry on doing the Surf Report while social distancing restrictions are in place.
The overwhelming majority (many hundreds across the social media platforms (including emails)) seem to feel that it is a pleasant distraction to lockdown, especially for the shift working heroes within the NHS. Although that could very well be just the incredible irony of these fabulous weather and surf conditions coinciding with self isolation, especially after months of rain and wind and darkness!
We also had a few very definite ’NO’s too! Well, five so far.
And of course within them lies the vitriol, not all by any means, but a couple!
So, it’s carry on for now but we’ll keep an eye on things as we go while offering more of a Beach View during these tricky times rather than a surf report as such. Not that we have ever been arrogant enough to feel that there’s one extra surfer in this area as consequence of my little ramblings but we just wouldn’t like to be seen as enticing people down here.
And, of course I’m here anyway so it’s no great strain to throw out some imagery and a few words! Plus, the car parks are shutting down anyway!
And so, today;
The sun has its happy hat on again today, the cloudless blue sky seeming to stretch to infinity while a light easterly breeze spreads some frosty clean air amongst the marram grass.
It is cold but it is quite beautiful too, a three foot swell pushing the occasional bigger wave onto those surf starved breaks of winter.
But remember, #staysafe #stayhome
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet
If you are feeling invincible and want to flout government requests, well you might not want to come here at present – the car park is all sealed off and locked up.
Meanwhile a couple of feet of easy surf is washing onto the Harlyn high tide bank, a little hesitantly and a little weak looking.
The picture postcard perfection of a clear blue sky and golden sand along with that deserted beach view is quite beautiful, a small balance against the terrible backdrop of happenings around us.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:57 (0.9m) High Tide: 18:48 (6.9m)
Forecast for Friday 27th March 2020
Small but clean little surf is going to be testing your willpower again today as that offshore breeze continues to groom the little waves into something better. Another sunny day with clear skies and a light breeze should help to make our isolation a little easier to endure.
Conditions for the Weekend
Cold and offshore, north easterly winds are set to strengthen through the weekend, the weather staying bright and sunny all the way through.
It should be a beautiful weekend with fab weather and small but pretty little surf.
Stay safe, stay home, wash your hands and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!