At 6.35 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 feet
A south west wind is galloping into the bay this morning, barging and pushing and tugging at the three to four feet of rustled windswell that is already bouncing around the bay.
The sky is bright enough, that thicker cloud being pushed away by the wind while the sun slowly shrugs itself awake.
There are loads of waves to ride out there but they are mainly short lived little things with a steep drop followed by a quick bail out. There’s the odd quick head dip opportunity here and there, those little windswept cover ups that you get in sloppy surf but there’s nothing really to shout about this morning.
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet
Conditions are cleaner over at Harlyn this morning, that sou’ wester holding the smoother little waves taller than they might be.
The high tide bank is offering a peaky (for Harlyn) and wedging little hip high snapper or two, which will become a whole lot snappier as the tide ease out on its seven metre journey to low.
There are little waves to ride here and it should be fun too but it is only very small.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:26 (0.7m) High Tide: 18:20 (7.7m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 31st August 2019
Bigger and thicker swells are likely to be rolling our way this weekend to see out the end of most people’s summer holidays.
A breezy blow and lower temperatures will remind us that Autumn is arriving, as those lumpy swells explode around the bay.
Early, early Harlyn should be fun but the wind will soon bluster from the north west making a mess of the conditions even at Harlyn.
The South Coast might have a little wave though?
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
A squally and damper, windblown weekend is waiting for us this weekend.
Autumn’s overexcited bluster is likely to be swirling and stirring a thick and lumpy four to five feet of windswell while shaking the hedgerows and blowing a confetti of leaves across the fields.
Harlyn should provide some fun on Friday and into Saturday but that wind will soon back more north westerly – onshore even at Harlyn.
So unless you want to travel south it will be a case of choosing the less choppy options that will change with tide and wind strength. Even so, by Sunday it will a complete paddleathon through four to six feet of onshore blown junk surf for short but maybe adrenaline charged drop-ins followed by very flat faced kick outs.
Ah, big and lumpy, chopped out windswell – you gotta love that!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!