Surf Report for Friday 22nd January 2016

At 8.35 a.m:

Constantine (1*):  3 feet.


Bodmin first thing in torrential rain is always a good start to the day but the sky is already becoming brighter and lighter (it’s all relative!), the air drying gradually, the roads and lanes and sodden tracks taking longer. There’s a brisk sou’ westerly blowing so that should dry things up pretty quickly.
The surf in the meantime is pretty junky.
Three feet of raggedy and chopped up waves are washing into the bays, all grey against that grey sky, those jagged strips of white broken water slashing against the dull backdrop.
If you really enjoy chopped out three foot surf then this is the place for you!
Otherwise, let’s see if it’s big enough for Harlyn…..

I’m away for a few days, so no surf report until next weekend but the forecast is below and it is all fairly predictable.
Cheyne is opening the shop on Saturday (depending on the surf I guess!?) and maybe for a bit on Sunday. I’m sure that he will let everyone know on social media (@constantinesurf)!
Have a good weekend!


Harlyn (2*):  1 to 2 feet.




Harlyn is delicious looking this morning but real small.
A foot of sharp and smooth, reeling lines of waves are snapping through against that brisk offshore, sou westerly wind.
A set of little waves more in the region of two feet peeled in just as I was leaving and I guess that it should pick up on the incoming tide through early afternoon as that next swell aims our way.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see some fun little surf here this afternoon!


Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  10:31  (1.4m)              High Tide:  16:22  (6.9m)


Surf Forecast for Saturday 23rd January 2016

A thumping six foot swell is likely to be rolling our way today and the wind looks to be slipping more to the south, maybe, just maybe, twitching to the south east for an hour or two on the turn of the tide.
So the main breaks might just put on an epic show, only for an hour or two in early afternoon but it could be good!  Generally though, Harlyn looks to be the place again today.
Three to four feet of clean and bowling, cavernous waves are likely to be punching ashore at Harlyn today, all day.


Surf Conditions for the Weekend

And back we go to bigger swells and stormier conditions in readiness for the weekend!
Friday is likely to start out with Harlyn slowly beginning to reawaken after a few days’ nap.
A couple of feet or so, getting bigger by evening with a south westerly wind swinging more westerly through the afternoon.
By Saturday the swell should be pummelling the coastline once again, with fresh winds blasting in from the south, maybe south sou’ west to start.
So Harlyn should shine all day long with steady offshore winds hollowing out the three to four feet and building surf.
By Sunday the surf should have found its rhythm, a steady four feet plus of open and hollow surf grinding into Harlyn, just to remind us, once again, that even if it doesn’t feel like it, it is still Winter!
So, another weekend of grinding Harlyn barrels awaits under a brighter sky on Saturday but with plenty of showers on Sunday.
I won’t be around this weekend, Cheyne is opening the shop on Saturday though. So no surf report through this weekend!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!