At 8.35 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 feet
And how the wind blows again, how the wind blows!
A stormy west nor’ westerly is blasting its way into the bay this morning, warping the hedgerows and folding the marram as it busily moves sand along the beach.
Wild waves are sweeping in, eight feet plus of angry, growling and unpredictable swell lines exploding into the shallows before surging back to deeper water. You don’t want to be messing with those waves today, they may not be the biggest that have ever broken in the bay but they are violent looking and broody.
Needless to say, we are not hiring anything to anyone for the next few day!!
If you are keen on getting in the water today then you are going to have to aim for the far coast in search of those handful of spots that are sheltered from this wind!
And if you haven’t got a decent wetsuit, we are having a HALF-PRICE Vissla wetsuit sale until Saturday at 4.30pm!!
They are notoriously warm and cosy and especially at that price, stupidly affordable. We also have a handful of HALF-PRICE Patagonia suits on the rails if you’re keen and we can knock 25% OFF some of our Xcel suits if they are your favourite!
We are open 10.30 till 4.30 through till Saturday and then closed on New Year’s Eve and Day. So if you want a super end of 17 bargain then you had better get on down pretty quick!
Harlyn (1*): 3 to 4 feet
Three feet and bigger of windswept waves are traipsing into the corner at Harlyn this morning, that dark, dark sea reflecting the deep storm clouds that have gathered above. One or two waves are looking quite attractive down in that corner but the set waves are washing through much bigger and with a lot less shape to them.
The swell size is much smaller than expected after seeing the other side of the headland but I’m guessing that will change as the day goes on, those set waves are so much bigger than the inbetweenies.
And the wind is forecast to edge a bit further to the north as well.
But in the meantime if you’re keen you should get a few fun ones with a bit of patience and a lot of care!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 20:24 (2.0m) High Tide: 13:48 (6.5m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 30th December 2017
Big, big swells will be washing our way today with a blustery westerly wind, going south westerly through midday. And that will groom and clean those big, lumpy waves that will be charging hard into Harlyn.
I think that we can expect some board snapping action at harlyn through the afternoon!
Surf Conditions for Christmas Week
Strong north westerly, going westerly and then south westerly winds will blow some big old swells our way as we go into this Christmas week’s festivities with six to eight feet of windblown surf building to ten to twelve feet by the back half of the week.
Wednesday’s big waves are likely to drop in size as the wind eases through Thursday, a brief windswitch offering the chance of an hour or two of three foot Harlyn just before dark before that wind reverts back to another cold and onshore, north westerly blow for Friday.
We should see some big waves piling through on Friday but that wind will destroy them all, our only chance of something worthwhile being at the end of a drive over to the far coast again.
But as we go into the New Year’s weekend, the wind is promising to shift to the south west – at least for a day or so!
We should be seeing some big and booming, hollow Harlyn offering sand-sucking barrels to those keen enough and that should last all day long!
By Sunday that wind will be trying to slip back to the north west but will probably linger westerly through midday before being pushed back to south westerly for the afternoon.
An afternoon of thumpingly big and hollow but maybe a bit twitchy and hesitant, wind bothered surf could just make this New Year’s Eve an exciting one to surf!
We can but hope that 2018 will see the back of this seemingly constant run of north westerly winds and at least provide some south westerly options!
But New Year’s Day so far looks like a continuation of hard blowing onshore winds on this coast again!
It will change soon enough though!
Have a great Christmas Week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!