Constantine (2*): 3 feet
at 6.45 a.m:
That wind is still biting its way down from the north, a chill and brooding, gusting wind with a sting to it.
It’s a north nor’ easterly that is whistling into the waves this morning, almost, so nearly, offshore! But not quite. Yet.
The sky is pretty grey too with all that cloud seemingly trapped beneath a gradually settling high pressure system.
And so the surf is still a little raggedy, still all grey and cold looking, still not exactly enticing. Yet.
So, it is a bleak start to the day, freezing in that gusting wind and uninspiring too but give it a while, maybe slip back beneath the blankets for a couple of hours (does anyone still use blankets, or is the whole world snuggled beneath a giant duvet these days?), after all it is a holiday!
And when you reappear, it should be to sunshine and clean waves!
Yes, the wind is forecast to swing offshore as the day unfolds and this trapped cloud layer should lift too.
Harlyn (0*): 0 to 1 foot
It’s not great for surf around here this morning either.
A foot of mixed up junk surf is washing around the bay, with no clear lines to it at all, it’s just a mix of sloppy and broken waves that are washing ashore.
No, your best bet is to wait for the wind to swing, it should eventually be going offshore on the other side of the headland and then it will be good over there.
But maybe not for a little while yet!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:49 (1.0m) High Tide: 18:38 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Easter Sunday 5th April 2015
All of the forecasts are showing a complete drop in wind strength and a switch to south easterly breezes.
Combine that with a steady couple of feet of smooth swell and it is all looking good!
It should be big enough for the shortboard athletes and fine for the longboard gliders while accommodating the relaxing beachgoers too.
It could just be one of those early Spring days that we have all been waiting for and it’s a holiday too!
Surf Conditions for Easter Weekend
North and north westerly winds have been haunting us all week.
That cold and noisy, onshore wind has destroyed any chance of clean surf on this coast and has been a bit too strong for a lot of breaks on the south coast too.
But as the holiday weekend unfolds the wind should eventually ease up and swing around.
That should happen through Easter Saturday, that brisk (and chilling) north north easterly of the morning only slowly backing to more of an easterly wind as it very gradually weakens too.
By the evening we should be enjoying a fine sunset with clean and offshore surf conditions.
And that is the way it is likely to stay for quite few days hopefully!
So by Easter Sunday we are likely to be enjoying a couple to three feet of clean and sparkling surf with the possibility of that cloud cover gradually being replaced by bright and clear skies.
And that should carry on through Monday too!
Have a great Easter weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!