At 8.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 4 to 5 feet.
There’s a bit of a wind starting to wind itself up out there this morning, a gusting sou’ wester, punching its way into the bay and starting to hurl some more thick and heavy surf our way.
Right now four to six feet of mashed up, slopped and chopped, wild looking surf is rushing in to pound the shore.
And it is only going to get bigger today too!
But it is going to continue to be windblown and chopped for quite a while.
Let’s wander over the headland to Harlyn………….
Harlyn (4*): 3 feet.
Ah, that’s better!
That hard blowing sou’ wester is offshore here, meeting the three feet or so of evenly spaced and smooth faced swell head on. Curling peaks are throwing forward to the sand and peeling (for Harlyn!) to shore.
It looks fun and it should get bigger as the day goes on!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:35 (2.6m) High Tide: 12:53 (6.0m)
Surf Forecast for Christmas Eve 2016
Big waves are going to be blown our way by strong west south westerly winds, leaving our main surf breaks a mess of chopped out wildness but allowing those more sheltered spots like Harlyn to shine.
Harlyn is likely to be big enough too!
We can expect four to six feet and bigger of offshore hollowed and sand dredging barrels to be grinding in here all day long!
Surf Conditions for Christmas Weekend
The wind will settle into a more characteristic south westerly blow through the end of this Christmas weekend as another deep low pressure system cruises by, not coming over us but motoring up past Scotland and beyond.
The main storm is going to be further north but even so, we are still going to feel the winds and see the rain, as well as enjoying the pulsing swells that will be pushed our way!
And so it looks like we are going to get some big, big waves all the way through Christmas weekend!
It will be ‘Hello Harlyn!” for this Christmas with big and lumpy, windblown swells being thrown at us, probably getting real big and thick and heavy all the way through Christmas weekend!!
Have a very Merry Christmas, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!