Constantine (4*): 3 ft
Ah, it’s a proper wreckers’ morning here in North Cornwall this Easter Monday morning, way more than fifty shades of damp grey out there, all merging into one wet canvas of soggyness.
And, if you can tear yourself away from the webcast from Bell’s Beach for a minute (riveting commentary – not) you might just notice that immaculately shaped two to three foot surf is pumping through all that greyness and spinning across the bay at Constantine!
Yep there are little lines cruising into the bay, beautifully shaped and folding themselves across the shallow bits, spilling off the rocky bits and peeling onto the sandy bits.
The forecasts have been showing a drop in wave size today and it was already pretty small to begin with, so I’m not sure whether this is a little unexpected bonus swell, or an early start to the next swell. I’m guessing that it is a result of that lower then expected low pressure system way out to the south west of Ireland, which would explain the smooth and evenly spaced lines.
Either way, the breeze is light and straight offshore and the waves are shadowing through at a good two to three feet and hollow right now!
I’m guessing that we should make the most of it though, it might not last long, although the weather is already easing up and starting to brighten!
Harlyn (1*): 1 ft
There are little waves crumbling through here this morning as well, only small but bigger than I would have expected. It’s the size that I was expecting over the other side after seeing the forecasts for today, a crumbly foot of peaking wave walls clumping off the Rock.
The other side is the place to be today in the murk, gloom and dampness of an early spring morning, Constantine looking supper impressive with little, glassy and hollow peelers spinning off.
But it is surprising to see the surf trickling in here as well though.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:41 (1.8m) High Tide: 10:18 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Well, it’s difficult to say for today, I was expecting it to be flat on Easter Monday and yet it is looking good and so, while the charts aren’t showing much for today either, you have to wonder if there’s an underlying little swell just sliding a long way across the ocean and ending up in our craggy little bays and coves from that low pressure system that is a long way out there. If so then we should be in for some more superclean and fun waves….. or it could be tiny!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
So as the Easter holidays wind down, let’s have a look ahead and see what’s in store for us for the week ahead.
Easter Monday has surprised us with some beautiful and unexpected early morning surf which might just last through for a day or two before the next (more expected) swell kicks in through midweek.
The winds are forecast to stay relatively light well into the week and we should avoid most of that more usual April weather, although it is April and we will see at least the odd shower.
Overall, this week is looking good with small but clean waves into Tuesday, picking up to three to four feet on Wednesday as the wind changes to a more onshore south westerly and settling into some decent and solid surf with light, light breezes as we go through the back half of the week.
Yep, it’s all looking good for another surf filled week!
Have a great week, whatever you’re doing!