Constantine (2*): 2ft, onshore.
at 6.20 a.m.
The wind is light this damp and silver morning, a light south, sou’ westerly drifting along the coast, gently guiding the small but bigger than it has been, two feet or so of lumpy and broken swell.
There’s a little rain in the air, those dark, dark clouds just over there, brighter patches here and all of it reflecting off the lumpy but glassy sea.
The tide is just about high right now and so the surf should sharpen up as it drops out – as long as this wind doesn’t strengthen too much!
But the forecasts are showing not much more than light winds, so we should be okay.
A day of some fun two foot surf lies ahead, all a little sloppy and maybe a bit bouncy but way better than it has been this last couple of weeks. And it should build as we go along too!
We have now received our new stock of Coastees Ts, depicting our local bays as well as receiving our Pukas ’Inspiration Project’ Ts featuring an image of Toby (Donachie) taken by Cheyne and put together by those fine artisans at Pukas in Spain (they’re the guys that make boards for Mr Gabriel Medina) and they’re all on the rails now!
Actually we have loads of new stuff hanging on the rails ready for this Summer’s visitors:
Summer wetsuits from O’Neill, Xcel and Alder are hanging alongside surf accessories from FCS and O&E while Reef flip flops are sat next to Vans beach and skate shoes. The newly launched Vissla range of clothes are alongside rails of Brixton Mfg, Captain Fin Co, Reef, Lost, Coastees and the newly inPassenger range as well as our our own Shop logo’d garments.
We have sunglasses from Bolle, Ray Ban and now the brand new dBlanc (and how great are they!) as well as EightyEight and Vision.
Time for a new board for Summer?
Then take your pick from our wide range of boards. We have longboards, short board, fun boards, soft boards, finless boards and all sorts! Al Merrick, Haydenshapes, Meyerhoffer, Sol Life, …Lost, Beach Beat, Hawaiian Soul and Webber, we should have something to suit!
And if we haven’t got it, we can get it!
So, drop in on us this week if you’re around the area!!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s still flat around here this morning, various shades of tourquoise reflecting off that smoothly breeze blown surface.
If you have been enjoying some SUP action while this flat spell has been in control then you should be able to enjoy a paddle here again today.
But if you want to surf then it’s the other side.
A couple of feet of bumpy stuff is breaking over there at high tide, so it should improve as the tide drops.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:25 (1.4m) High Tide: 18:33 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 28th June 2014
We can expect a couple to three feet of onshore surf at our main breaks today, a fairly sloppy and uneven three feet or so but very surfable on long or short board.
And we should see some brighter weather return by the afternoon too!
In fact, as the wind eases through the afternoon, conditions could just improve a lot. We could be enjoying some really quite pleasant surf by the evening high tide!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
That friendly high pressure system that parked itself over us for the last week or two has finally drifted away, to be replaced by some mixed up little fronts ahead of quite a high, low pressure system.
And so the weather is going to change, only a bit and only for a while but those settled days of wall-to-wall sunshine are likely to be over, for a wee while anyway.
The good news is though that there should now be some surf!
And the weather should eventually end up being not too bad either.
After a day or two more of mixed up and more damp weather, that sunshine should return gradually over the weekend.
So, the week should wind down with a couple of feet of mixed up, very typical summer type surf, a bit cleaner and sharper in the mornings and evenings, going a little mushier through the afternoons.
That couple of feet of bumpy surf should take us all the way through the weekend, offering some fun little sessions and maybe improving considerably, along with the weather, by Sunday afternoon.
If you catch just the right stage of the tide where the banks are aligned just so, then you should have a great time gliding along them.
It is still probably going to be more longboard than short board surf but it’s certainly going to be better than it has been!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!