At 7.40 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 1 foot.
And yet another fabulous dawn is breaking brightly across the headland, that pale blue sky becoming as familiar as the explosive sunrise on the far horizon.
The surf has dropped, as expected, but it is still rideable, well, on a longboard anyway.
There’s a foot or so of immaculate little swell peeling shoreward, tripping and spilling in that early morning winter sunshine, the breeze calm and whispering offshore.
Yep, it’s another dawn of some considerable beauty with pretty little wave to glide across on a lightly balanced longboard.
And the Padstow Christmas Festival pushes into another day of wall-to-wall cooking and eating and drinking and chit chat. And what a brilliant day for it! Check out www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk for what’s on and when!
Harlyn (0*): Flat.
Tiny waves of glass are rippling ashore here this morning, their height measured in inches rather than feet. Ah, if only it kept this shape when the waves were bigger! But it’s pretty much flat here again this morning, beautiful and peaceful and atmospheric but flat!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:07 (1.5m) High Tide: 18:58 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 3rd December 2016
Only small waves are expected again today but continuing with that big wave-period and so producing a rideable foot or two of offshore shaped, immaculate little surf.
The wind might just blow harder than it has been this week and the sky might be a little more overcast but otherwise it’s promising to be another day of small but okay and fun surf.
And of course the Padstow Christmas Festival is merrily rolling along too!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
High Pressure continues to dominate all the way through the weekend and so the wind should remain light and offshore, maybe strengthening a little through Sturday into Sunday.
And so the surf isn’t going to be as big as we might like it to be but then that should be made up for in shape and style and beauty.
Sunday might just end up being titchy, tiny, teeny, weeny though!
Other than that, it looks as though we are in for a fabulous weekend weatherwise, maybe a little more overcast on Saturday but generally that crisp and fresh winter weather that we didn’t see too much of last winter but have been loving all week long.
And don’t forget that the Padstow Christmas Festival (www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk) will be rolling along all weekend with more celebrity chefs than you can shake a wok at cooking up a mighty food storm!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!