At 8.05 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 10 feet
The wind is still blowing and the rain is still scudding across the ocean this morning, an out of control and windswept ten to twelve feet of chopped and messy surf being the only thing of any interest here today and that’s more from a stormwatcher’s point of view than a surfer’s.
Nah, there’s nothing to surf here today!
So, who’s up for a day in Padstow enjoying the culinary delights of the Padstow Christmas Festival!?
Harlyn (2*): 4 to 6 feet
The wind is too westerly and the swell too thick and heavy to allow it to be called good at Harlyn this morning. There are some thick and meaty, occasionally hollow and wedgy waves thumping into the bay but it is all hesitant and ruffled and chopped too.
Those six foot, top to bottom, freight train right-handers are tempting but the rest of it in between could be a bit miserable.
Hopefully that wind will twitch just those couple of degrees towards south, just enough to sharpen and smooth those tempting waves into something better later.
This afternoon’s tide might just be better than hoped for!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:11 (1.3m) High Tide: 18:04 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 9th December 2018
North westerly winds are going to add insult to injury today, chopping out those big and lumpy swells all along the coast.
Our best option today will be to head for the far coast, where it should be pumping and clean or indulge ourselves in another day of gorging at the Padstow Christmas Festival.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The streets and lanes of Padstow will be overflowing with celebrity chefs this weekend, all looking for their own individual wok to stir as Padstow Christmas Festival sashays into town. With a little jou here and the odd flambe there we will all be in food and foody heaven for the next few days!
Which is just as well because the surf is likely to be big, bad and blown to pieces all weekend long.
Eight to ten to twelve feet of wild and wind-wrecked surf will be roaring along the coast, driven onto the rocks and reefs by howling and growling westerly going north westerly winds.
The south coast should be enjoying epicness throughout the weekend but this coast is going to be blown out for most of the time, our only slight chance of something rideable being at Harlyn through Saturday lunchtime.
But that is still going to be a wild affair too. Maybe worth it for a few close-out drop-ins but maybe also rewarding us with the odd cavernous barrel or two?
Or enjoy some fabulous food?
I think that we might just manage a little of both!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!