Surf Report for May Day 2018

At 6.15 a.m:  

Constantine (1*):  1 to 2 feet  

 

Oss Oss!
Wee Oss!

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.

 

Image courtesy Constantine Bay Surf School

 

A bright and cheery sky is above us this May Day morning, the wind light and steady from the south west, the echo of that dawntime downpour disappearing inland.
There’s not much surf about this morning, a foot or two of wind-chopped swell lines showing here at high tide, probably improving with the dropping tide but still staying choppy and small.
A new swell should be hitting through this afternoon or evening but it might not be enough to raise too much enthusiasm!
Harlyn will be clean but probably too small.
Let’s have a look-see………   

 

 

Harlyn (0*):  0 to 1 foot

Tiny little, glassy faced peelers are sashaying across the high tide bank at Harlyn this morning, almost rideable but maybe not quite.
A new swell should be rolling our way through this afternoon but whether it will be big enough by dark, well, we’ll have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, I think I hear the boom of drums and the mellow shriek of accordions drifting from the narrow lanes of Padstow!
Could it be May Day already?  

 

 

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  13:32  (0.8m)              High Tide:  19:23  (7.2m)

 

surfforecast

Surf Forecast for Wednesday 2nd May 2018  

As we awake to a thickish four foot swell, the wind is likely to be blowing down from the north west, all cold and annoying and wrecking the surf at all of our breaks.
Ah well, south coast anyone?  

Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week

Late night accordions are wheezing and those drums are echoing in the streets of Padstow as MayDay fast approaches, that all important weather forecast watched and scrutinised more closely.
And, it is suddenly looking quite promising for the weather, if not the surf, which could be a bit of a recipe for too much fun!
It now looks as if this MayDay week is going to start out breezily, with a brisk northerly wind chilling the air temperature and not doing anything for the surf either.
By MayDay itself south westerly winds are likely to be breezing across the bays, offshore at Harlyn but with only tiny waves. The wind might just push up enough to justify a longboard play but we’ll have to wait and see on that one.
But the sky should be bright enough and dry enough to make it a pleasure to follow those ‘osses as they jig and revel to the beat and rhythm of a thousand years of tradition.
The morning after the day before is probably going to start slowly, with those onshore winds bringing some dampness first thing, some welcome sunshine not arriving until lunchtime. The four to maybe five feet of surf being no more than a ragtag bundle of north westerly windblown chop.
light breezes and fair weather should cheer up the back half of the week with smaller surf but much lighter breezes.
So, all in all a fairly decent week with enough weather and surf to keep most happy.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!