At 8.35 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 feet.
A wild and woolly ocean is raging again this Christmas Eve morning, the wind screeching across the headlands and battering those shapeless waves into a stirred up mess of wetness.
It’s a little bit chillier out there today too!
So, another grey and damp morning is being blown our way by a strong west sou’ wester, wrecking any hope of a decent surf around here. It should brighten up a lot as the day goes on though and hopefully the wind will ease too!
But Harlyn is our only chance for rideable surf locally again today so let’s wander around there for a little look-see.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 6 feet.
The wind is a little more westerly than it has been and than is good for the surf around here this morning.
And so those thick and chunky waves are hitting square on to the beach with the wind almost to the side causing some real crunchy, headland to headland close-outs!
Yep, there are a lot of sand-drenched and thick lipped square barrels shutting down out there this morning a good couple of hours to go before low tide.
It could improve dramatically when the wind shifts just those couple of degrees more to the south and those little sandbars kick in as the tide shifts.
Christmas Eve surfing Harlyn, it goes together like, Morecambe & Wise!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:39 (1.3m) High Tide: 16:31 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Christmas Day 2015
Ooh, it could just be good in the morning!
That banging swell is likely to have weakened only a smidgeon and the wind might just flick to the south east for a few hours or more. And that would produce some very fine waves indeed at all of our main surf breaks!
If it happens?
But good old Harlyn will be doing its thing anyway, the wind being offshore all day here and that pile driving swell swerving around the headland and filling into the bay all day long.
It could be worth getting up early on the off chance though!!??
Surf Conditions for Christmas Weekend
As Christmas looms our way the weather and surf patterns are refusing to change their approach.
Those keen south westerly winds continue to blow that mild, damp air our way, pushing and shoving those atlantic waves into our bays and onto our beaches.
The surf is likely to stay in the ‘big’ range all week, getting really big through midweek, peaking again on Wednesday into Christmas Eve when even Harlyn will have some size to it.
And Harlyn is going to be the main option all week this week and well into the weekend again, generally easing back to three to four feet as we go into the weekend. It might be worth a double check on Christmas Day morning and again on Sunday when the wind could just switch offshore at our main breaks, if only for a few hours, allowing things to improve immensely!
Have a very Merry Christmas, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!