At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 feet.
The wind has eased a little and the sky is not quite as threatening as it might have been earlier in the week but it is still an overcast start and the wind is still strong enough and onshore enough to effect the surf.
Three feet or so of dark and brooding surf is rolling ashore, the wind wrestling those thick waves to the sand a smidgeon earlier than would be ideal. So it is still all a little sloppy, all a little choppy and all a little tired and fat looking really.
But the forecasts are looking promising, the sky should brighten soon enough, the wind is likely to gradually ease through the day and the surf should smarten itself up as we go along.
It should all come good eventually today!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet.
A couple of feet of crumbly and lazy looking waves are stumbling to shore just ahead of high tide, those little waves made fatter by the tide and slopped a little by the wind. The wind is side to onshore here this morning and will probably remain from that direction even as its strength weakens a little.
So, it’s not great but it should end up being fun and we might even eventually get some sunshine!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:11 (1.0m) High Tide: 20:07 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 6th August 2016
Light south westerly winds should be breezing through all day long today, the swell having weakened off but the weather improving as we go along.
So a couple to three feet of slopped out main break surfing is on the cards for today with really very small but much cleaner Harlyn maybe just managing to offer a weak alternative.
It could end up being fun though!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
As this week blows itself out in an autumnal whirr of strong onshore winds and stabbing downpours, a more pleasant weekend is quietly approaching.
This weekend does promise to be a weekend of two halves, for surfers anyway.
Light onshore, south westerly, winds will chop the surf at the main breaks through Saturday, blowing steadily offshore at the sheltered spots and smoothing the very few tiny waves that manage to get around and into them.
By Sunday we should be enjoying the sight of a new and growing swell, a thick and lumpy, fast building swell pushing onto our coastline with some vigour.
With clearer skies than we have been enjoying for a good few days, this weekend is promising pretty much something of everything for everyone!
Don’t forget the sunblock!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!