At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 1 foot.
The wind is screeching across the sea this morning, a noisy south easterly blow racing across the headlands and meeting the, so far, tiny little swell lines head-on. There’s more of a winter view this morning as well, the dull grey of a storm filled sky enveloping both land and sea, squalls of stinging rain pockmarking the sand.
The wind direction will change but the wind strength is only going to increase. We’ll be hunkering down in a stormy sou’ wester by dinner time!
In the meantime though, the surf is all but flat at just about high tide, that wind defining those swell lines of frustration. There’s a foot or so of well travelled little surf in that high tide deepness but there’s nothing breaking, nothing to ride.
So, as the tide drops the wind should back around to the south west, onshore, just as a new swell arrives. And that swell is going to build super rapidly with the wind pushing from behind.
We should be surfing a thick and dumpy Harlyn by this evening’s tide!
Harlyn (0*): Flat.
It’s super flat around here this morning, the wind tearing across the trash filled car park, spreading the leftovers of another night’s thrashabout across the bay again.
That wind is strong and offshore and should stay that way as it switches to a more south westerly direction.
But at least the swells should start to roll around the headland as the morning goes on, this afternoon’s tide pulling in some quick building surf.
It could, it should, get really very good here this afternoon, maybe four feet plus by high tide? And booming and exploding!
We’re in for a Harlyn weekend of booming and explosive surf this weekend, so take it easy!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:13 (0.8m) High Tide: 19:07 (7.6m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 20th August 2016
Strong and stormy, onshore, south westerly winds are going to be blasting the coastline throughout today, driving some big swells onto our cragged and jagged, rugged little stretch of coast.
Harlyn is likely to be our best bet for some lively action throughout today, that stormy wind blowing offshore here, meeting those big and gnarly, bowling swells head-on.
There should be a whole lot of board snapping action to be enjoyed at Harlyn today, so take it easy, it could get a little exciting for moments!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The pleasantness of earlier on in the week is going to be quickly replaced by a window rattling blow-through as this weekend approaches!
Strong south westerly winds are likely to be winding themselves up through Friday, blasting through more from the west through Saturday before settling into more of a direct westerly direction by Sunday.
So big swells should start showing themselves through Friday, bump-starting Harlyn with a building surge of wave energy.
And Harlyn is likely to be the surf destination of choice locally, the wind blowing more offshore here and hollowing out what are promising to be some big and thick waves.
That couple of feet or so of pleasantly shaped and hollowing waves of Friday are likely to become sand dredging, stand up barrels by Saturday, steadily becoming more lumpy through Sunday.
Take it easy out there, it’s likely to be busy and the standards are likely to be mixed too!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!