At 7.55 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
Yep, it’s blowing up a storm out there this morning!
There’s not those freezing conditions to bring snow or anything near it but there is a proper blow blasting in from the west nor’ west which is remodelling the dunes and bending the woodwork.
And so the surf is a violently blown out mess of warped and angry, churning waves with whitewater to the horizon.
The sky is bright and blue and cheerful though and that always makes you feel happier!
If you don’t fancy the drive over to the far coast in search of cleaner, more sheltered surf (and it could/should be epic if you find the right spot!) then you might want to get on over to the Padstow Christmas Festival as it builds to its final day crescendo!
With a postponed start (put back to 11 a.m.) as a result of these stormy winds, those master chef cooking demos will push ahead through the wind and flapping canvas to cook up a storm!
And don’t forget the nibbles and drinks!
Harlyn (0*): 6 feet
Six feet and bigger of brutal, windblown surf is powering into the bay, those thick and angry waves bulldozing their way into the shallows. The strong, gale force, west nor’ westerly wind is destroying any notion of being able to paddle out to ride those waves but it is exciting to watch and feel the energy exploding from those powerful swells.
But if you want to ride some waves then you’re going to have to bumble across to the far coast where it might be okay (or really good at the right spot!).
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:06 (2.1m) High Tide: 10:26 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 11th December 2017
Strong north to north easterly winds are going to keep temperatures down again today with a high of only 7 deg C expected, unless you can get yourself a little sun trap away from the wind and in that winter sunshine.
The surf is likely to have halved in size overnight but might just make up for that in shape, if only for a few hours through the morning.
As the wind backs to the north east it might just clean up the waves at our main breaks first thing, blowing offshore but maybe not for long, those north westerlies will be destroying conditions again by the afternoon!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Strong north westerly winds are looking set to continue to blow hard through this week bringing cold air our way while destroying the shape of the surf.
We might just enjoy some south westerly winds through Tuesday afternoon, providing some half decent three feet or so of offshore hollowed surf at Harlyn. But otherwise those north westerlies are going to blow hard and cold all week long.
The back half of the week might see some big, big waves but they will still be blown out by those cold onshores!
Nope, we are going to have to travel if we want something better again this week!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!