At 8.25 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
Well, Georgina has been quite gentle with us overnight, compared to those other storms of this stormy winter that is. She has still flounced about and stamped her stormy feet, huffing and blowing while stirring and exciting an already mixed and confused sea but there’s not too much obvious damage around the area, not yet anyway.
The surf is a mess though, as you might expect. Six to eight feet of wind-torn and ragged waves are leaping about the bay, a crazy two-step of a winter’s dance with stormy Georgina taking the lead.
But that screeching wind is shrieking from the west sou’ west, forecast to slip further south through the morning.
And that means Harlyn!……
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet
Ah, the wind is howling from too far west to allow conditions to be as good as they might yet become.
Right now three to four feet of grey and thick, wintery waves are hesitating and tumbling in that wind, the odd one unfurling off the Rock, all hollow and peeling and maybe showing us a taste of things to come later.
If the wind slips just a degree or two further to the south as is forecast then we should be in for a day of hollowness and excitement here, especially as the tide gradually shallows out!
And that swell should build quite a bit too.
No, don’t write it off just yet, although I can think of one or two other breaks up and down the coast that could just be going off today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:12 (2.0m) High Tide: 09:48 (6.4m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 25th January 2018
Big swells and a fresh west sou’ wester of a wind always combine to poduce classic winter conditions at Harlyn.
I think that it’s fairly safe to assume that a day of four to six feet sand drenched and hollow barrels will be waiting for us today!
We might even see some brightness in amongst those heavy power showers too!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
It looks as though we should be enjoying some south westerly winds this week, along with some more thick, heavy and sizeable rolling winter swells.
Although those north westerly winds are going to open the week with onshore conditions all along the coast, the wind should veer to the south west soon enough, still onshore at our favourite breaks but offshore at our sheltered north facing breaks.
Those wintery swells are going to build into the week too, getting into the ‘big’ range through midweek and maybe getting real big by the back half of the week.
But you know what will happen then don’t you? Yep, the wind will kick back to north westerly, just to chop and slop those big, big waves!
Thank goodness for the south coast! We have had some fabulous surf over over there since the start of the year and it looks like that is set to continue through the end of this week too!
So, shame about the weather but with just a little bit of looking and seeking we should find some excellent conditions each day this week!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!