At 6.35 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 2 feet
The wind is blowing this morning, a blustering sou’ wester gusting through the greyness of a damp early summer’s morning. It’s looking colder than it feels and it is threatening to brighten but that’s not helping the couple of feet of onshore washed and lazy looking surf.
Give it a few hours though and it will all be entirely different.
We are expecting some humping great waves to be pushing through by tea time with the swell doubling and then trebling and then getting big, all in one tide.
If you usually rely on others to drag you out of those intense situations then you might want to rethink this weekend’s activities. There aren’t any lifeguards on the beaches and the other rescue services are busy enough already, even if they could manoeuvre through the incredible off piste parking that has been going on. So you’ll basically be on your own! Other than that though, it is still absolutely lovely out there again today, just in a different way.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:28 (1.2m) High Tide: 18:19 (6.8m)
Forecast for Saturday 23rd May 2020
Westerly winds are going to be pushing a thick and lumpy, windswept six foot swell our way all day long today.
The beaches are unguarded and the rips will be running wild as the wind tears the tops of those more wintery looking waves today.
Conditions for the Weekend
A blustery weekend is going to replace those settled and sunny conditions of midweek.
A fresh sou’ wester should blow some bigger and lumpier swell our way through Friday, the wind backing westerly for Saturday adding a lump and bump to the waves even at those popular sheltered surf breaks along our coast.
The surf is likely to bump up really very quickly through Friday, maybe catching a few isolation refugees by surprise as they head for some coastal relief to their lockdown loneliness. The beaches are unguarded and the swell is likely to get big and dangerous to the unfamiliar, so this might not be the weekend to aim for a socially distanced dip or two.
By Sunday the swell will have eased to a stuttering four to six feet or so, still thick and lumpy enough to cause problems for the unfit or unfamiliar but a little more fun at those sheltered spots.
So, a mixed weekend of weather change and roaring surf is expected.
Stay safe, stay happy and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!