Constantine (4*): 3 to 4 feet
at 6.45 a.m:
We are all cosy in a heavy haze again this morning, that pre-eclipse dawn showing a shimmering orb of golden light through the veil of almost smog that is lying around us.
This high pressure system is trapping that heavy air within it but that should freshen up over the next day or two.
In the meantime the surf is pumping again!
As the birds start up a questioning string of chatter ahead of the eclipse, those waves are booming into the bay. Three to four feet of thick swell is unloading off the Reef, those bigger sets steadily marching into the bay a good ten minutes or more apart.
There is not even a breeze right now and so those wave faces are smooth and glassy.
The tide is creating a bit of ‘fatness’ to it all but that should change pretty quickly.
And so as the temperature seem to dip again and the sky takes on a dimming in the haze, the birdsong seems to be intensifying while that silver ball of sunshine clearly visible in the haze appears to be shrinking.
It is all pretty atmospheric around here this morning!
I think the hashtag #gosurfnow is totally appropriate!
And if you are around this way on the weekend, it might be worth dropping in on us at the shop again.
Our BIG SPRING SORT OUT is still going on!
We are having lots of new stock delivered and so we are having a bit of a clearance sale! All those winter wetsuits that we didn’t manage to sell this winter need to be cleared! They include Xcel and O’Neill winter and summer suits at up to £50 or more OFF, many of the summer suits at HALF PRICE and we still have loads of sizes at the moment, although some of those in-between sizes are getting fewer.
Be quick though, word seems to be out already!
The Approaching Lines International Festival of Surf kicks off at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay tonight with a wealth of films on show. There are two sessions a night with a few UK premiers, guests and an after party on Saturday, all followed by the Reef Single Fin Classic on Sunday at Fistral. And the surf looks like it could be ideal for that!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet
It’s a couple of feet or so around here this morning on the dropping tide with much bigger sets rolling in a long way apart.
And two guys are out already, enjoying a pre-eclipse wet and grabbing a few walling waves which seem to be glassy but somehow a little mushy too. That is probably the tide again, Harlyn is never that great on the drop, well, not over this side anyway.
There are waves here this morning, small but with those sets that could make the wait worthwhile. Although the other side of the headland is extremely good right now again and is likely to stay that way through till mid afternoon at least.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:39 (0.2m) High Tide: 17:30 (7.7m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 21st March 2015
It’s looking like lovely start to the weekend with continuing swell rolling in at three to four feet, the wind happily breezing offshore and for most of the time, more hazy but pleasing sunshine.
It should be a good one again today!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
It has been as perfect a start to the surfing week in Cornwall as you could ever wish for!
That steady groundswell has been rhythmically spinning long swell lines our way, a mid teens wave-period pulse of smooth and solid swell, groomed to precise perfection by a steady but light offshore breeze.
And yes, it is forecast to remain bright and sunny for most of the time into the Weekend too, although it might take time for that sunshine to burn through the haze each day!
Saturday looks like fun with an expected three to four foot swell rolling into a light offshore wind, that hazy sunshine clearing through the middle of the day.
Sunday promise to be just as pleasant but with maybe slightly smaller surf. Still great and still rippable but maybe in the more glidey two to three foot range.
Yep, it’s looking like a great weekend ahead of us!
Here’s a pre-eclipse shot from an hour or so ago:
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!