At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 4 to 5 feet
Yesterday’s stunning sunrise has been replaced by the murk and mist and dampness of a fairly typical winter’s morning, a fussing west sou’ westerly wind bundling four feet or bigger of chopped out and sloppy surf into the bay.
It’s not pretty and it’s not inviting!
Padstow Christmas Festival must be happy to have those big and cosy, dry marquees on the quayside.
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
A few little waves are managing to wrap into Harlyn this morning with two to three feet of grey walls crashing through the mizzly murk of a grey December morning.
I’m guessing that it should build with this morning’s tide but that wind could switch onshore by this afternoon too.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:31 (2.6m) High Tide: 12:57 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 7th December 2019
A blustery sou’ wester is likely to be blowing in a thick four to five feet of bumpy and lumpy swell all day long, Harlyn cleaning up and improving a lot by lunchtime.
There’s no need to rush in early today, the weather and the surf are probably going to have a lazy Saturday start!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The wind looks as though it’s going to gradually strengthen as we cruise through this weekend, the weather threatening to test the marquees at Padstow Christmas Festival but not putting anyone off the lure of fabulous food, drink and great company.
Starting out steady and mainly from the south west through Friday morning it won’t be long before westerlies and then north westerly winds will ruin the surf conditions even Harlyn. Before that though we should have a morning of four foot tubes at Harlyn!
By Saturday that wind should gradually ease back to the south west allowing Harlyn to bowl and barrel again. But that might not happen until later on Saturday morning or early Saturday evening.
The surf is likely to have another push of swell by Sunday bringing it into the ‘big’ size range by Sunday afternoon. But of course that wind will be blustering in strongly from the north nor’ west making a mess of all of our surf spots locally.
If you want some clean surf on Sunday then you’ll be wanting to skip on over to the far coast – there should be a variety of breaks over there offering some great surf choices!
And then that’s the way of it for next week too! Strong onshore winds will be pushing through some wild and woolly swell for a good while yet!
Have a great weekend wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!