At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet
It’s a damp and chilly, breezy old morning, those rainclouds hovering too close for comfort and the forecasts offering even less to cheer.
Four feet plus of broken and chopped surf is swirling into the bay, that south westerly wind bouncing the swell lines our way but toppling and swaying them as they try to break.
But a four foot swell combined with a south westerly wind usually point to Harlyn Bay, so let’s go take look……..
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet
Three to four feet of thick and testy waves are sucking over the sand at about half tide here this morning, the wind just a degree or two too westerly to allow it to be really good.
Those set waves are whomping onto shallow sand, some closing out across the bay, the odd one almost spinning all the way from The Rock to Boat Bay. Patience, luck, experience and skill are going to all play their part in deciding whether you are going to have a really, really good session, or a sand-dredging and miserably crowded experience!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:59 (1.4m) High Tide: 09:39 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 29th July 2017
At least it should be brighter this morning but otherwise we are looking at a bit more of the same today with smaller but still windblown surf roaring into the bays.
I’m guessing that we are likely to be enjoying a late July Saturday at Harlyn with a couple of feet of wind hollowed and snappy little hollow waves to play in!
Before the rain sets in.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
These blustery conditions look set to roll through the weekend, the wind easing up through Saturday afternoon but only for a while.
Otherwise we will continue to be buffeted by gusting westerly and south westerly winds, three to four feet of bumpy and windtorn swell being pushed through by that wind.
So we are probably going to be choosing between riding those bigger and lumpier, thicker waves at Constantine or some much smaller but maybe smoother and hollower little barrels at Harlyn.
There might be that few hour spell during Saturday afternoon when the wind eases and maybe backs more southerly allowing the west side of the headland to clean up a little but otherwise it is looking bumpy and lumpy over this side all weekend long in amongst the showers!
And that looks like the way of it well into next week too, those medium sized swells being slopped and messed by mainly south westerly winds.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!