At 7.30 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 10 to 12 feet
Well hello Abigail (formerly Kate)!
We seem to be getting away with this first named storm as it slams into Ireland and Scotland causing all sorts of mayhem. There is a wild wind blowing here, but nothing too unusual for mid November.
And the surf is wild too!
Big old waves are lumbering into the bays this morning, 10 feet high and bigger, drunkenly slopping around wherever they want to.
But there’s nothing here for a surfer, not today.
Those tucked away spots should be coming into their own though, those places that don’t break that often, the ones that you only occasionally hear about. They’re the places to head today if you want to surf. And the more sheltered the better!
Harlyn (2*): 6 to 8 feet
Some big waves are washing in here today!
Big and lumpy, eight feet or bigger walls are standing tall before swooping into the bay, those set waves breaking from headland to headland.
It’s wild and stormy out there so you’d have to be really keen to want to paddle out! The tide is on the drop and there are still some big old lumps driving in, so I guess that this afternoon’s incoming tide will be exciting!
In the meantime it should be worth seeking out those super sheltered spots, there’s plenty of power in those waves, enough to get into the most tucked away little surf spots!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:24 (1.3m) High Tide: 18:14 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 14th November 2015
Although Abigail will have shuffled by, those winds are going to continue to blow hard, still gusting in at 40 to 50 miles per hour range, still blowing too hard for most of the surf breaks locally.
But not all of them!
With just a little checking around and just a little trekking around, you should be able to find some cleaner surf, those tucked away, sheltered spots coming into their own again today.
Harlyn should be cleaner than Friday with the wind blowing more directly offshore but there are still going to be those big clean-up sets closing out across the bay!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Strong onshore winds have been dominating this week and look set to carry on through the weekend too!
Those winds are likely to veer more westerly for a day or so as the storm called Abigail pushes by on Friday before the wind slips back to the south west for the rest of the weekend.
And those winds are going to be blowing hard all weekend long, pushing more thick and heavy wintery swells our way all the time.
Locally, Harlyn is likely to be our venue of choice throughout the weekend and we can expect it to be getting into the big or even very big range for most of the time!
So, more sand-drenching stand up close-outs interspersed with a few screaming peelers awaits!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!