At 8.20 a.m:

Constantine (0*):  6 to 8 feet.

A mild, wild and windy one greets us for this Christmas Eve morning, a gusting west sou’ wester blowing hard into the bay.
There’s a heap of swell being thrown around, probably in the six to eight foot range but there’s not much to ride. It’s all being tossed and turned by that wind, with no sign of much improvement around here any time soon.
But luckily we have Harlyn just over the headland! Let’s go see what’s happening there!

Harlyn (3*):  3 to 4 feet.

Three to four feet of shallow and quite wind exposed surf is pushing onto the beach here this morning.
The wind is getting on it a little more than you would hope but it still has some shape, those low tide wedges lumping hard onto the sand.
The incoming tide should improve conditions a lot, while the wind should settle just a few degrees more to the south which will have a major effect on conditions.
Yep we should be able to enjoy a very okay Christmas Eve surfing Harlyn today!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  20:36  (2.4m)              High Tide:  13:58  (6.1m)


Surf Forecast for Christmas Day 2016

Aaah, Christmas Day at Harlyn!
A solid and wind-pushed swell will be rolling along our coast this Christmas Day, all chopped and slopped by strong west south westerly winds, maybe hitting gale force in the morning and evening.
Harlyn is going to be the only spot locally worth even a look and it’s likely to be big enough and bumpy enough there to make you take it fairly seriously!

Surf Conditions for Christmas!


The wind will settle into a more characteristic south westerly blow through the end of this Christmas weekend as another deep low pressure system cruises by, not coming over us but motoring up past Scotland and beyond.
The main storm is going to be further north but even so, we are still going to feel the winds and see the rain, as well as enjoying the pulsing swells that will be pushed our way!
And so it looks like we are going to get some big, big waves all the way through Christmas weekend!
It will be ‘Hello Harlyn!” for this Christmas with big and lumpy, windblown swells being thrown at us, probably getting real big and thick and heavy all the way through Christmas weekend!!
Have a very Merry Christmas, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!