Surf Report for Friday 13th March 2015

Constantine (1*):  6 to 8 feet

at 8.25 a.m.

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It is nice to see the early mornings brightening earlier as Spring gently teases us. I had an early visit to Bodmin this morning and the moors are vividly clear and inviting, that rugged moorland rippling in the wind, bringing to life those ‘Poldark’ scenes.
And there is a bit of a wind blowing this morning, as expected.
There’s a north nor’ easter whooshing across the bay, almost, almost offshore.
But not quite.
The swell is big and rumbling, a churning, rolling swell, six to eight feet, maybe bigger occasionally. The organisers of the Quik Pro would have loved to have had this swell but for recreational, fun surfing, it all looks a little, well, difficult.
And the water temperature, even though it is relatively mild for the time of year, is still pretty chilly.
No, with this wind and all that water moving around I think that the far coast is going to win out again. You’re going to have to head south for some clean waves today!

By way of an unexpected bonus for those of you who might remember the original ’SJ’s Surf Forecast’, SJ has very kindly forwarded a little one-off forecast for this weekend and next week. We have parked it over in the ‘views’ section of our website ( https://www.constantinesurf.com/blog/sjs-surf-forecast-for-the-south-west ), although I’ll probably combine it in with our own forecast below later on.
If there’s enough desire we could maybe even nag him to get back into it?

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Harlyn (1*):  3 feet

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It’s a bit of a mess around here this morning, that wind screaming straight into the beach and churning up the three feet of quite chunky for its size surf.
And in a funny way, although it is basically three feet and choppy, it does look kind of rippable, the occasional freight training right-hander screaming off the rock before doubling up into a sand-drenched, inside out, shutdown tube.
The south coast is the place to go today but if you’re an overactive and frothing grom with that snappy and light-footed style but without transport, then here could be way more fun than it first looks!

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  16:02  (2.3m)         High Tide:  09:40  (6.0m)

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Surf Forecast for Saturday 14th March 2015

Fresh offshore winds and a four foot swell indicate the start of a fabulous looking weekend!
High pressure looks to be settling itself in for a while, all the time those densely packed isobars from those low pressure systems out in the atlantic being kept at bay while they spin some smooth and well travelled swells our way.
Those north easterly winds will have a little chill to them but if you find just a little shelter from it that bright sunshine should warm you up nicely while those reeling waves hollow themselves out as they march ashore.
Today could just be very good!

SJ’s Forecast for today:
‘Should improve as the day goes on for the North, although with the size it will be too big for some on the North especially as it increases in size late afternoon around the low tide. South coast depends on how well the swell wraps around, but could be a small but ridable waisthigh or so.’

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

There are a trio of compact and tight low pressure systems marching towards the UK across the north atlantic, a high pressure area pin-balling them up and around us.
And so it is down to the precise positioning of that high pressure area as to how the surf will be over the next week or so. A small change in positioning will have a big effect on the winds locally and that is what is going to decide how good the surf is.
There’s plenty of swell being generated our way, there’s no doubt about that and it is now looking very likely that offshore winds are going to dominate through the weekend and onwards!
Following Thursday’s excellent conditions and Friday’s little hiccup with the wind veering northerly, another push of swell should roll in and big but onshore waves are likely to wash the coast in its wildness through Friday evening and into Saturday early morning. On Friday it should be big enough to allow the south coast to shine through and that is probably where the surf action will focus.
But by Saturday morning we should be enjoying a pleasant rolling swell, building through the day and being shaped by light offshore winds under clear blue skies. And so by Sunday it’s likely to be clear and sharp, those chunky waves in the five to six foot plus range, the wind light and offshore again, the bright sunshine making it all even more appealing.
And that’s going to be the way of it through the start of the week!

SJ’s Forecast:
‘High pressure dominates bringing cooler nights and light winds, but with a solid Atlantic swell rolling in this will be an excellent weekend for surf.’
Saturday 14th:
‘Should improve as the day goes on for the North, although with the size it will be too big for some on the North especially as it increases in size late afternoon around the low tide. South coast depends on how well the swell wraps around, but could be a small but ridable waisthigh or so.’
Sunday 15th (Mothers’ Day):
‘Decreasing swell – but still big! Should be small and clean at the main spots on the south (best in the morning there).’

Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!