At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 4 feet
That heavy, drenching downpour of dawn is reluctantly receding leaving a damp blanket of grey to smother us this morning.
The southerly breeze is just strong enough to put a bounce on the three feet plus of already lumpy surf, those bigger waves taking their own time to wander through to the beach.
So it’s another uninviting start to the day and yet again quite cosy in a damp and breezy kind of way, the dull light of a low vis morning shining silver for the artists out there.
The tide is about halfway to high and so you have to think that the surf should improve as long as the wind stays light.
I’d expect there to be fun HTC session for those who are on it and the weather will probably cheer itself up by this afternoon too!
Harlyn (1*): 1 foot
It’s all a bit smoother around here this morning, that breeze drifting straight offshore to meet an erratic foot or occasionally just about two of glasslike surf.
The surf is small and it is a bit hesitant but it is also squeaky clean and very snappy.
If the surf does manage to build at all, we could be enjoying a snappy little longboard session just before high tide.
That or paddle for some bouncy ones over the other side at high tide too?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 08:59 (2.2m) High Tide: 15:02 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 11th August 2015
Today could just end up being fun!
A light north easterly, offshore breeze is being forecast for the morning which should help to shape and mould the couple of feet of swell that we can expect to be washing through. It could be a much brighter morning as well, or at least a drier day than it has been!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
To start the week south westerly winds are likely to be blowing three feet or so of swell from that low pressure that passed to the north west of us, a lumpy little swell that has travelled a bit but is not that solid.
So Monday should be offering a choice between very small surf but much cleaner at sheltered spots or bigger but bumpier surf at the more exposed surf breaks.
The wet and dreary weather of Monday morning might be replaced by only slightly better conditions as the week unfolds, the wind just about slipping offshore through Tuesday and into Wednesday, a north easterly breeze carrying some chillier and damper weather with it.
The surf should be cleaner as a result but only small and getting smaller, maybe going flat through the middle of the week. Although it is probably going to be one of those periods when there will be little waves for moments as the tide reaches those shallow banks only to go flat a short while later as a deeper channel is exposed.
It is likely to be the end of the week before we see any brighter weather and even longer before we see any proper surf.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!