Surf Report for May Day 2015

Constantine (0*):  Flat

at 6.30 a.m:

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Unite&Unite

Unite and unite and let us all unite,
For summer is acome unto day,
And whither we are going we will all unite,
In the merry morning of May.

The accordions are singing, the rhythmic thump of those bass toned drums are booming and the kids’ ‘Oss is already dancing and a-prancing.
A few thousand Cornishmen will be watching the skies this morning as foliage and flags are carefully dressed on the streets of Padstow in readiness for another festive May Day!
And, yes there have already been a few drops of windswept rain but it shouldn’t be enough to dampen any enthusiasm and should quickly clear up anyway.
That wind is fresh and from the East this morning, an offshore wind in a hurry blowing across the turquoise sea.
Unfortunately it is a very flat turquoise sea.
That should change as the day rolls on, probably on this afternoon’s tide. It is unlikely to be much more than a foot or two but it should be a clean shaped, sharp and crisp foot or two. As long as this offshore doesn’t blow too hard and prevent that swell from growing!
Have a great day anyway!

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Harlyn (0*):  Flat

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No, it is absolutely flat around here this morning, the easterly wind slicing across the bay and those grey clouds scurrying ahead.
Our best bet for a surf lies on the other side of the headland but not until this afternoon’s tide – if the wind allows it!

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  11:05  (1.5m)              High Tide:  16:57  (6.5m)

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Surf Forecast for Saturday 2nd May 2015

It’s suddenly looking quite good for today!
A two to three foot swell should hopefully have pushed through the fresh offshore winds, those winds coming from the south east, a milder direction than we have enjoyed this last week or so, especially if we actually do see some of that expected sunshine.
The surf could get really quite good through the afternoon as that Spring tide offers a little push to it all.
Yep, a gliding, sliding two to three feet of curling surf in some afternoon May sunshine!
That’ll do nicely!

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

As the bank holiday weekend approaches, so too does a series of weather fronts, a mix up of pressure gradients all vying for our attention.
The result?
Offshore winds and surf, at least for some of the time. We won’t dwell on the other bits where it might be a little damp and a little breezy.
So, Friday should arrive with east south easterly winds blowing steadily into a hopefully building little swell. Depending on how strong the wind blows, we should be seeing a foot to two feet of curling gliders grow into a couple to three feet of fun peelers.
And if the wind allows it, that should roll all the way through Saturday, providing some fun and clean and improving surf for all the May Day revellers. If you’re going to have a hang over, save it till Sunday! The wind is likely to have switched back to the south west by Sunday, onshore at the west breaks and maybe full of rain too but offshore at Harlyn, if it’s big enough.
The surf for the weekend is unlikely to be that solid, it’s more of a close-fetch kind of swell but there should be plenty of fun waves to be ridden with the occasional spells of real goodness!
Have a great holiday weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!