Constantine (1*): 1 foot
at 6.35 a.m:
The low visibility and damp and clammy air of a proper Cornish mizzle is snuggling all around us this morning, the wind light and from the north west, the surf small and sloppy, the sky a thick veil of grey.
The wreckers of times gone by would have been frothing this morning!
But the surfers of modern times are going to be a little frustrated today, a small and localised little swell just about splashing onto the rocks at a foot or maybe just a bit bigger but uneven and erratic and not quite sure of itself.
The weather will doubtless brighten up gradually and we should be seeing some bright and cheerful weather by lunchtime but the surf is unlikely to improve any time soon.
That being said, it could also end up being one of those days when you go in just to go in and end up having some fun!
With the busy holiday weekend fast approaching, we have been busy in the shop, busy getting ready to be busy!
We had boxes (and boxes!) of O’Neill wetsuits arrive on wednesday, while Will from SoloShot was instructing Cam on the mysterious workings of the robotic camera drive (now in stock) and Stef from DanielSurf with Cheyne from Constantine Bay Surf School discussed fin technicalities.
So Lifeguard Lucy and I did the heavy lifting.
Right now the rails are groaning with Patagonia, Vissla, Xcel, O’Neill and Alder wetsuits (and check the ladies’ suits out this year – they are HOT!), more board shorts than a single shop can cope with, loads and loads of freshly printed Ts from all over, Channel Island, …Lost, Sol Life, Blue Dot, Salt and more surfboards to suit any style, Reef flip flops for those tender feet, Ray Ban, D’blanc, Bolle, Live, Nectar and Eighty Eight sunglasses to protect your eyes plus loads and loads more fabulous things (including those Ocean & Earth retro leashes – how cool are they!).
So, if you are down this way then drop in on us for a gander, we might just have what you’re looking for!
And we are still looking for a store supervisor/assistant manager to be involved with the day-to-day running of the shop.
This is a full time and permanent year-round, salaried position.
We would like to find someone with that mix of previous retail experience, a love and knowledge of all things surfy and at least a basic understanding of how a wetsuit should fit. Training will also be provided though.
So if you fancy it or know of someone that would be suitable address a CV to [email protected].
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It is pretty much flat around here in the gloom and dullness of a very mizzly morning, six inch waves at best washing quickly in from that gloom.
And those little ripple are hardly organised either, it’s a wishy washy and crumbly kind of day for the surf.
The weather will clear by this afternoon but it’s unlikely that the surf will improve much here today.
At least the other side of the headland has some just about rideable surf!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:18 (1.4m) High Tide: 08:58 (6.7m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 23rd May 2015
The wind should be light and the sky could shine bright as that still small and still weak and still a bit crumbly surf washes ashore. Conditions could just be much better first thing in the morning though, the breeze gently blowing from the north east for just a while to start the day. It won’t be long before it falls back to the north wester though an that won’t help the surf conditions at all.
The warm sunshine could just help though!
Surf Conditions for the Holiday Weekend
The holiday weekend is looking promising with some bright enough and pleasant enough weather and that small and localised but steady little swell continuing throughout.
Saturday looks promising with plenty of bright weather expected and the wind sliding offshore for a while through the morning. A couple of feet or so of clean surf is likely to be tempting us in, especially through the morning, with plenty of sunshine to keep all the visitors happy.
The wind is probably going to back around to the north west again by Sunday and stay there for at least a few days but it should stay relatively light, strengthening through the afternoons, easing into the evenings.
So a lazy weekend of small but fun surf and okay weather awaits!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!