Constantine (2*): 2ft
at 6.25 a.m.
The wind is lighter than it has been but otherwise it is all pretty much the same.
A silver streaked cloudy sky is above us to start the morning but with enough blue in there to promise brighter for later again.
The surf is a couple of feet or so, a bit more lined up than it has been over the last few days thanks to that wind having weakened but otherwise the same sloppy couple of feet of onshore surf that there has been for most of the week.
And that’s going to be the way of it for the rest of the day. It should be worth going in but not necessarily worth putting yourselves out for it. A foot or two of bumpy and bouncy stuff under some brighter skids later hopefully!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It is pretty much flat around here again this morning, windblown wavewash splashing the sand as the sky tries to clear.
No, it’s the other side for a surf today and even there it is only likely to be a couple of feet at best!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:27 (1.3m) High Tide: 17:22 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 12th July 2014
The wind is forecast to have backed around to the south west, calm to start the day, strengthening through the afternoon.
And so those wave should be bigger and should be getting bigger. Only a foot or two to start but fairly quickly getting into the two to three foot range and a bit bigger through the afternoon with the help of those big tide.
Onshore winds are going to make for choppier conditions at our main surf breaks and it might take a bit of time for any swell to get all the way around the headland and into Harlyn. And even when it does it is unlikely to be much bigger than only small.
But at least it should offer another option!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
North westerly (onshore) winds have plagued us this week, those chill and blustery winds doing little to help the swell and doing less to help shape those waves that did manage to reach our beaches.
Two low pressure systems lined up alongside each other to bring those winds down over us with a high pressure system out to the south west, occupying that spot where a swell generator could be parked.
South westerly wind should replace those north westerlies if only for a day or so on Saturday.
But at least then the swell should open out, allowing thicker waves to march onto our surf breaks and maybe even being big enough to swing all the way around and into Harlyn.
By Sunday we are likely to be back to north westerlies but again only for a day or so. And they should only be light as well.
The weather is looking bright and mainly dry, maybe not quite as wonderful on Saturday but kicking back in by Sunday that same north westerly wind continuing to be an annoyance for sunbathers, justifying the lugging of those windbreaks all the way to the beach!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!