At 8.30 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 4 feet
It’s a murky, misty, mizzly old morning to welcome me back, a light westerly breeze just strong enough to put a bump on the two to three feet of unsure little surf.
If you are caught up in having to finish off all those last minute tasks at work or are tumbling through the shopping aisles of Mordor then you can at least console yourself in the thought that you are not missing much in the way of surf.
But equally if you have already clocked out and feel it just a little early to head for the pub then you will probably end up having a much better time of it than it you might expect on first sight. There are one or two promising little sets wandering through now and again.
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet
A couple of feet or so of bumbling little surf is trying its best to tempt us in at Harlyn this morning but that light, light breeze is just strong enough and just onshore enough to put a sloppy little bump on it all. Those one to two foot waves are just toppling a little early and a little uncertainly to be good but if you haven’t been in for a while or are just finding your feet, then it could end up being a fun option. Those little waves are rideable and if you have a buoyant enough board and just want some fun then you might end up having a better time of it than expected!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:54 (1.8m) High Tide: 19:46 (6.7m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 23rd December 2017
A fresher more westerly wind is likely to continue to provide dull conditions for most of the day again today, while continuing to mess up the three feet or so of fairly weak and uninspiring surf at most of our surf breaks.
So it looks like another day where you can probably get a fun surf in if you’re keen or won’t be missing out too much if the festive cheer is too much of a draw.
Surf Conditions for the Christmas Weekend
Freshening south westerly going southerly winds are likely to eventually push away that lingering dullness of murk and mizzle over this festive weekend, although we are still probably going to end up enjoying at least a little too much wetness.
Saturday’s westerly winds are likely to blow a little more surf our way but maybe not enough to get Harlyn fired up. So a day of surfing two to three feet of fairly sloppy and weak waves might just offer an alternative to last minute shopping.
Christmas Eve is likely to see a more south wesetrly wind pushing just a little more size into the swell while blowing offshore at Harlyn to clean up those hollow little waves there.
And if you are looking for a Christmas dip on the big day then you are probably going to be diving into three feet of fairly windswept but offshore blown surf at Harlyn.
The main surf breaks are will be most likely blown out completely but those south westerly winds will hollow out the waves at Harlyn.
And then strong westerly to south westerly winds will blow some big old swells our way as we go into the Christmas week’s festivities with six to eight feet of windblown surf building to ten to twelve feet by the back half of the week.
I hear the pub calling already!
Anyway, have the most fabulous Christmas, wherever you may be and whatever you might be doing!