At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 2 feet
Ah, it looks like another slow start to the day, the thick cloud cover of a slovenly dawn only gradually thinning to a more pale silver canopy.
The wind is hurrying in from the south west, tugging and pulling the disappointingly small surf behind it.
A foot, or maybe just about two, of sloppy and crumbly, weak looking surf is washing across the sand an hour or so ahead of high water, not quite the three foot plus that we have been expecting!
But give it time, every surf forecast site out there (and there are a few!) are predicting an increase in size through this morning.
We should be able to look forward to a sloppy and choppy three to four feet of rolling surf by lunchtime, with some sunshine too!
Difficult to believe, I know!
But let’s wait and see.
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It is absolutely flat in this bay this morning, that south westerly wind smoothing the sea surface as it blows offshore here.
Tiny little swell lines can be seen in the dark turquoise of that still ocean and those should grow over the next few hours. There should be a couple of feet of clean and majestic, smooth little waves breaking here by this afternoon.
And if the forecasters are halfway accurate there should be plenty of sunshine too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:25 (1.2m) High Tide: 19:21 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 18th July 2015
Light south westerly winds are going to be pushing not much more than small and localised windswell our way today.
Our main surf breaks are likely to be the only spots with waves worth surfing and they are likely to be quite sloppy. Look out for the shallow spots, they’re going to be the ones to show some worthwhile surf as the day goes on. As long as the wind stays light!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
As this week of dismal weather winds down we should see a start to something of a change.
By Friday the wind is likely to be gusting in from the west sou’ west, pushing a slowly building swell ahead of it.
Friday looks like it might eventually turn into a Harlyn kind of day, not the four foot and bowling kind of Harlyn day that we had hoped for but maybe a couple of feet and bigger by the afternoon and clean and sparkling.
And while the swell eases away through Saturday, the wind is likely to slip further to the south west continuing those clean conditions at Harlyn.
So a weekend of dropping surf, lightening winds and some bright enough weather awaits, with maybe better conditions at Harlyn through Saturday morning, the action switching back to the main breaks through the rest of the weekend.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!