At 8.25 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
The wind has eased this morning.
There is still a brisk westerly whistling into the bay but nothing near to those mighty blow-throughs of the last few days.
But the surf is still thick and lumpy, smaller than it has been but still big enough to make you think twice.
Six to eight feet or so of rumbling swell is rolling into the bay with dark cloud bundles providing some atmosphere in the background but with enough blue spreading to offer some optimism. The forecasts are all showing calmer and more south westerly winds with brighter and bluer skies for later which might all point to a promise of good surf at Harlyn this afternoon.
Harlyn (2*): 3 to 5 feet
The wind is still fresh enough and sideshore enough to make for more bumpy and lumpy conditions here this morning, especially as the tide loiters below high.
Three to four feet of lumpy and hesitant surf is bouncing its way onto the high tide bank, the occasional much bigger set mowing its way through the lineup.
The forecasts are all showing that wind to drop in strength as it swings ever so gradually to the south west. The sky is showing that too, those large spreads of darkness gradually being replaced by blueness.
this afternoon could just be really good fun here. It’s all a little lumpy and messy right now but give it a few hours….!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:06 (0.8m) High Tide: 20:00 (7.4m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 6th January 2018
North easterly winds are going to chill the air temperatures noticeably while cleaning the surf up a whole lot too!
Clearer skies and pretty looking waves are going to provide blessed relief to all those days of onshores and junk surf.
We should see some still big enough surf marching onto our main breaks, that wind strong enough to make for hollow enough conditions.
None of us know yet whether the banks are any good following that lengthy period of storms but going on past experiences there should be plenty of neat little wave shaping banks somewhere today!
It could just be a very enjoyable day of chunky and shapely, air-chilled surf if you’re keen enough.
And if you are looking for an upgraded wetsuit or surfboard then we will be offering at least 30% OFF all of our Xcel wetsuits in another WEEKEND FLASH SALE with a mighty £100 OFF all of our Channel Island and ….Lost surfboards, along with lots of other offers just to tempt you into the warmth and cosiness of our tiny little surf shop this weekend!!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Storm Eleanor left her mark this week, with mighty swells grinding along our coast, throwing huge waves into our bays and onto our beaches while those storm force winds only gradually eased as the first week of the year roared its way onto the calendar.
But finally that wind is starting to ease.
Ease and switch drection.
Saturday could just bring epic surfing conditions to the north coast of Cornwall with those still big enough, left over swells from Eleanor being groomed and manicured by the calmer, offshore, north easterly winds.
Bright but cold sunshine and offshore shaped, churning and barrelling waves will tempt us all in but remember that it is likely to be still bigger and more powerful than it looks.
Those still fresh north easterly winds are going to shrink the swell size quite quickly though, especially through Sunday but we should still be enjoying a decent couple to three feet of offshore shaped winter surf!
And if you are looking for an upgraded wetsuit or surfboard then we will be offering at least 30% OFF all of our XCel wetsuits in another WEEKEND FLASH SALE with a mighty £100 OFF all of our Channel Island and ….Lost surfboards, along with lots of other offers just to tempt you into the warmth and cosiness of our tiny little surf shop this weekend!!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!