At 7.45 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 6 to 8 feet.
The wind has dropped away, the sky is still leaden and the surf is pumping!
Big, thick and grey lumps of powerful looking waves are unloading onto the main breaks, the usual peaks turning themselves inside out as those set waves reel off an hour or so ahed of low tide. The pushing tide should show some great surf if you’re keen for it!
The wind is more southerly than expected, light so far and not affecting that solid, well travelled and long wave-period swell, somewhere like Fistral must be on fire!
But most of us will be seeking out some shelter and looking for some waves that are smoother and cleaner. And that means Harlyn locally, so let’s go have look!…
Harlyn (4*): 3 to 4 feet
Yep, there are some whomping waves thumping ashore here this morning with three to maybe four feet on the biggest sets of sheet glass and cavernous surf.
The old Seal is out grabbing a few, bobbing around in the impact zone, probably snacking some breakfast while he’s there.
Bearing in mind that it is an hour or so till low tide and knowing how much Harlyn is affected by the tide, I think that it’s safe to assume that we should see an increase in size through this morning. And the wind is light and south sou’ westerly, clean and offshore here and should stay that way all day.
It could be a very good day to surf here today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 08:26 (2.4m) High Tide: 14:25 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 24th October 2015
That thick and lumpy, long range swell should continue to beat our way to a slow and steady rhythm.
Unfortunately the wind is likely to be north westerly, onshore at all of our breaks but, if it stays light enough we could just get some thick waves to ride later on.
Other than that, if you want some cleaner conditions then it will have to be the south coast for that!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
It looks as though we could be in for a wave drenched if a bit windy weekend!
That first blow through of Autumn should ease as we go into Friday, the wave period of those wavelines lengthening as some proper Autumn Atlantic swells start to push our way.
By Friday the wind should have backed to the south west, allowing those thick and heavy waves to majestically unfold themselves into Harlyn, all thick and hollow and getting into the ‘big’ range, all the time being much more powerful than it looks.
And that swell, although dropping just a little through the weekend should roll all the way through, building again for the start of the week.
So, a quiet week turns into a grinding weekend full of sand drenched and thumping waves!
It could be good for periods, so keep your eye on it, especially Harlyn!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!