At 8.25 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 2 to 3 feet
A freshening south westerly breeze is trying to shove the murk and mist and gloom aside this Christmas Eve morning, allowing a bit of a view of the couple to three feet of still bumpy and lumpy surf that is tumbling into the bay.
It should build gradually through the day and this wind is likely to strengthen, so Harlyn is the place to head for!…….
Have a warm and cosy safe and friendly, surfy Christmas everybody!
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet
Small waves are trickling into Harlyn this Christmas Eve morning, small but pleasantly shaped and peeling (for Harlyn) little waves.
With a building swell forecast and continuing south westerly winds predicted, we should be able to look forward to some small but clean and fun waves at Harlyn later!
Or we could sing a few Carols on The Drang outside Bin 2 – after lunch in the Basement of course!
It is nice to have options at Christmas.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:09 (2.1m) High Tide: 08:43 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Christmas Day 2017
A five foot swell is likely to be grinding its way shoreward, being buffeted by a strengthening south westerly wind this Christmas morning.
Our dreams of a white Christmas are on hold for another year as damp but mild and windy conditions welcome the festivities, promising thumping, hollow conditions at harlyn throughout the morning.
Make it early though, that wind is going to revert back to north westerly through the afternoon, making for onshore and choppy conditions everywhere!
Surf Conditions for Christmas
Freshening south westerly going southerly winds are likely to eventually push away that lingering dullness of murk and mizzle over this festive weekend, although we are still probably going to end up enjoying at least a little too much dampness.
Saturday’s westerly winds are likely to blow a little more surf our way but maybe not enough to get Harlyn fired up properly until later in the day. So a day of surfing two to three feet of fairly sloppy and weak waves might just offer an alternative to last minute shopping.
Christmas Eve is likely to see a more south westerly wind pushing just a little more size into the swell while blowing offshore at Harlyn to clean up those hollow little waves there.
And if you are looking for a Christmas dip on the big day then you are probably going to be diving into three feet of fairly windswept but offshore blown surf at Harlyn.
The main surf breaks are will be most likely blown out completely but those south westerly winds will hollow out the waves at Harlyn.
And then strong westerly to south westerly winds will blow some big old swells our way as we go into the Christmas week’s festivities with six to eight feet of windblown surf building to ten to twelve feet by the back half of the week.
I hear the pub calling already!
Anyway, have the most fabulous Christmas, wherever you may be and whatever you might be doing!