At 7.30 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 1 to 2 feet
The snow fun is slowly vanishing as fine rain showers fall, the air temperature crawling to a heady 2 deg C this morning.
But it was still just a bit of a mission sliding down the hill to the beach, all four wheels needing to be driven to plough back up. I didn’t take the Harlyn challenge, it’s passable but the delivery guys are battering their vans into anything that stops their slippery movement and I just can’t afford that hassle. I’m guessing though that it will all be cleared by midmorning.
Which is just as well because it looks like the surf might be returning.
A foot or two of ultra glassy waves are shimmering their way to the high tide shore, so clear and tourquoise that you have to squint to see those little swell lines against the darkness of a threatening sky.
Wolfgang Bloch would have whipped his brush and easel out and dashed a few awesome images onto a piece of flotsam by now if he was around.
But he’s not and that surf looks like it should improve, one much bigger set peeling off the Point to get the blood moving a little faster.
It could just be good later!
Thanks again for all of your massive support with our recent winter pop-up sales. There’s a whole bunch of you who are now hopefully warm and cosy in your bargain, sometimes half-price wetsuits. And with our summer stock arriving we still have a couple of rails to clear!
Our HALF-PRICE Patagonia wetsuits are pretty much all gone but we still have most sizes left in our Xcel5/4 Infinitis, Axis (which we were selling for only £199.99 but now only £175!!), 4mil Comp X and 5 mil Drylock and they are all 40% OFF!!
We also have a handful of Vissla 7Seas 5mil suits still at HALF-PRICE but there are only a handful as well as a couple of Vissla 4mil North Seas suits and just one or two 4mil 7Seas suits.
In amongst all of those we also have 30% OFF all Patagonia Clothing, including those fabulously snug and warm down or primaloft filled jackets!
And, to clear some space for new ones, we have £150 OFF all of our …LOST and Merrick surfboards!
We are open Saturday and Sunday but if you can’t get here because of the weather mail us on [email protected] and we can send ’em out (but you’ll have to pay postage at those prices!).
Harlyn (0*): Flat
I didn’t take the hike to Harlyn this morning, the road is passable but there’s a high probability of at least a dent or two to be collected.
It’s going to be flat anyway. I’m sure that it will be a fantastically moody scene and a fun playground but I can’t imagine any surf there this morning.
Tomorrow though, that could just be an entirely different thing!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:50 (0.3m) High Tide: 18:39 (7.6m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 4th March 2018
Conditions should have settled back to normal by this morning, whatever normal is in this fascinating age of climate change, with a fresh sou’ westerly wind taking control through the morning, assisting a building four foot swell.
Harlyn is the call, a couple to three feet going offshore through the morning, climbing to three to four feet and offshore by the evening high tide.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
While almost blizzard conditions ended the week, conditions are going to improve but only slowly.
The wind is likely to gradually veer more to the south through Friday evening, remaining offshore from the south east through Saturday morning before settling more to the south west by the evening. And then the wind will waver from south sou’ westerly to south south easterly through Sunday but mainly being south westerly.
So, all of that means that temperatures will rise but only very slowly with more of a gradual, weekend long return to normality than any sudden change.
Saturday is likely to be showing a decent two to three feet or so of offshore shaped surf with Sunday producing bigger waves but, even though the wind should be lightish, more sloppy conditions at the main breaks.
Harlyn might tempt a little by Sunday, only small to start with but maybe real pretty.
And all of that is of course with these freezing temperatures. Things might be warming but only very, very slowly.
Have a greta weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!