At 8.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): Huge and Stormy.
It’s no surprise to wake up to a wild and windy one this morning as Storm Imogen shows her contempt for our already storm battered little coastline.
The Sevenstones Lightship is recording consistent data of 30ft plus waves off the coast where the water is deeper while the K2 Buoy has peaked at 53ft!!
That all becomes much bigger than that as those mountainous waves detonate ashore.
So, it’s exciting and dynamic as Mother Nature stamps her furious foot but there ain’t no surf to ride, not here.
We are going to have to burn some fuel and put some miles in to find those super sheltered spots but somewhere should be turning on today, the surf is HUGE.
It’s just going to be a case of ducking out of the storm!
Thanks to all of you who dropped in on us over the weekend to take advantage of our little POP-UP SALE! It was great to see you all and get a bit of a buzz going in the midwinter shop! I hope that a few bargains were enjoyed and a little bit of fun and good times too!
We’ll have to think of something else for next week now, just to try and keep that momentum rolling along!!
Harlyn (0*): 10 to 15 feet.
Crazy waves are obliterating the far headland as more mountainous waves explode into the shallows here today.
That reef beyond the headland is showing big walls of water churning through while the set waves turn themselves inside out as they impact onto the rocks. It is pretty impressive watching all that raw energy at play.
It’s certainly a day to feel alive down in the bay today but you wouldn’t want to be getting too close to all that action!
The forces at work today in that ocean are immense!!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:35 (0.9m) High Tide: 17:26 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 9th February 2016
So, the wind should ease off a lot and the surf is likely to drop in size too but it is still going to be BIG and still going to be windy!
A mere ten feet or so of windswept swells is likely to be surging into the bays pushed along by still gusting 30mph plus west nor’ westerly winds.
It’s looking like a ‘south coast or no surf’ kind of day today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Ha! How big is that!?
Huge storm surf is expected to blast its way ashore today reaching into the ‘as big as it gets’ scale! But accompanied, as always, by those storm force winds.
It should be a great day for storm watchers and seascape artists but those of us who just want to ride a few waves are going to have our work cut out.
Missions further afield are being discussed, those phantom surf breaks that are half whispered about, briefly mentioned without too much conviction, those places that rarely break except under the most exceptional conditions, they’re the ones, they’re the places to head for today!
Wales? Ireland? Exmouth? Up channels, down creeks?
There will be a lot of choice but there will be a lot of waves as well, so take it easy and be safe!