At 6.50 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 5 feet.
There’s more of a grey winter’s day look to this morning with a thick wad of dark and sullen cloud covering us while the wind whistles and screeches across the fields.
But it is mild, warm even and that makes a difference! Maybe not enough difference to make the surf more appealing but at least it’s comfortable.
There’s four or five feet of mixed up and mushy surf sloshing around the bay, that wintery blowing wind barging and pushing those thick and dark, brooding waves.
It’s not the most appealing surf that we have seen this year but at least there are waves rolling in – it can often be flat at this time of year!
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet.
Three feet or so of grey but lively looking surf is smacking onto the sand this morning a couple of hours after low tide.
The wind is gusting hard from the west, just a degree or two to the south so far, although the forecasts are showing a drift to north westerly (onshore) soon enough.
But in the meantime there are those whip cracking and hollow ones snapping in, that should be fun to race.
And it seems to be back to normal capacity this morning with one solo surfer racing those grinders on his own.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:06 (2.3m) High Tide: 10:49 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 12th July 2016
North westerly winds are likely to be bumping and shaking the three feet or so of close-fetch and mixed up surf. It’s unlikely to be any better than just about okay at any of our local surf breaks today and probably won’t be worth the journey over to the cleaner and smoother but probably flat south coast.
But the kids are loving these conditions on their super short, round and flat boards, lip launching for the clouds at every opportunity, so it can’t be all that bad!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
The breezy and fairly lacklustre start to this week should quickly be forgotten as the weather kicks in through the back half of the week.
A wind pushed and lumpy five to six foot swell should start the week, pushed along by a fresh westerly wind. As the wind eases in strength so too will the swell, only gradually but noticeably, leaving only a couple to three feet of north westerly wind blown chop to surf by Tuesday, on action repeat for Wednesday.
And then the sun should shine for the rest of the week, even if the surf drops away even more.
So, a breezy and mixed up mid July week of surf awaits, not exactly full of promise but interesting enough to keep us all engaged!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!