Constantine (4*): 4 to 6 feet
at 7.05 a.m.
Another grey day is spreading its early morning blanket of silver above us but there is that hazy brightness, dimly shining behind, perhaps indicating brighter stuff soon enough.
And the surf is pumping!
Five feet of glassy walls are smashing ashore, the lightest of offshore breezes just smoothing the vertical faces of those curling and looping waves. Smooth swell lines are driving in, dividing and separating as they close to shore, throwing peaks at those sandbars and walls at those rock outcrops.
The Slab is reeling, a big peak is growling out in front of the Point and those walling waves are peeling off the back of the Reef.
Constantine isn’t breaking as well as it can but those other nearby breaks are more than making up for it and HTC has been kind of fun lately.
But the whole coastline is going to be awash with great surf today, so I wouldn’t worry to much. Just choose your favourite break and have great day!
Harlyn (1*): 1 to 2 feet
The swell is completely missing the bay again this morning and that breeze is onshore anyway making for small and sloppy conditions around here once more.
There’s a foot or maybe two of sloppy surf splashing in an hour or so ahead of low tide and I can’t see that changing that much as the tide rolls in.
If the swell does manage to swing in more with the tide it might just improve a tiny bit, that wind is forecast to back more southerly as the day rolls on but it is still going to be south easterly, great for the other side of the headland but not so much for here.
No, the surf is going off at all of the west facing beaches today but Harlyn can rest until those south westerlies blow before it shines again!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 07:45 (2.2m) High Tide: 13:45 (5.9m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 17th March 2015
And on it goes, that powerful, rolling swell driving a long way to reach our shores where it will be met again by the lightest of offshore breezes.
There is still a likelihood of enjoying some bright and clear early spring sunshine if the high pressure system lets that cloud escape!
But, yep, we are in for another wonderful day of surfing!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
It is looking as perfect a start to a surfing week in Cornwall as you could ever wish for!
That steady groundswell is rhythmically spinning long swell lines our way, a mid teens pulse of smooth and solid swell, groomed to precise perfection by a steady but light offshore breeze. The swell is pretty solid and should only very gradually and slowly ease down in size as we go through the whole week.
And yes, it is forecast to be bright and sunny for most of the time too!
Ads well as all that, it is that time of year in these parts where all hands are on deck preparing for the start of another season, so a lot of people are very busy, getting ready to be busy! So, either it is going to be quiet at our favoured surf breaks or not that much work is going to get done!
With just a little timing there should be plenty of solo sessions available to everyone!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!