At 6.50 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 4 feet.
It’s an atmospheric morning down in the bay, enjoying a bright, bright sunrise exploding over the horizon, front lighting the autumnal looking surf.
Four feet of surf is rolling in, tightly grouped in irregularly spaced clusters of waves, a closer fetch swell but still with some deceptive size to it.
The wind is lightly gusting in from the south with just a little west to it and so making the surf a little bouncy, a little unpredictable. The wave walls are clean though and standing tall before winding off onto the sand.
It looks like a bit of work but it should be rewarding, although you can’t help but wonder whether somewhere else (Fistral?) might just be that much better on this wind.
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet.
Frustratingly small but very tempting surf is snapping ashore here this morning, a tiny foot or two of sheet glass waves teasing their way in.
The tide might just add a little oomph to it but you might still be better off with a longer board here this morning!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:05 (2.6m) High Tide: 10:44 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 10th September 2016
Light onshore winds are going to frustrate that otherwise smooth and pulsing four feet plus of swell.
That swell should be strong enough and the wind light enough for the surf to maybe hold its definition though. It might be a bit lumpy and bumpy but those wave faces should stay clean enough.
The weather should be okay too and that always makes a difference!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Plenty of swell should continue to roll our way well into the weekend but the wind looks as though it could continue to plague us as well.
Saturday is likely to start off slowly, a sullen and damp morning maybe but with only light breezes allowing the four feet or so of swell to produce some okay and cleanish surf. The wind is likely to strengthen only a little by lunchtime but blowing onshore from the west and so making a bit of a mess of the surf at most of the breaks. Harlyn will be our best bet but it might be a little lumpy around there by the afternoon too.
The wind is likely to strengthen into Sunday but blowing more from the south, at least allowing Harlyn to be clean and maybe (but definitely just ‘maybe’!) allowing one or two other main breaks to shine.
The swell is likely to start to show signs of easing back through Sunday as well, still staying in the three feet size range but not quite as thick and lumpy as it has been.
By Monday the swell will have rebuilt with a south westerly wind behind it and then we could just see some much cleaner and super, offshore blown surf as we go into midweek.
So, a bit of a more autumnal weekend awaits but with lots of surf and some half decent weather here and there too!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!