Constantine (3*): 2 to 3 ft and Glassy
at 6.10 a.m.
There’s a slower feel to this morning, it’s a mild and hazy, lazy, still and calm start to the working week for most.
There’s hardly a breath of wind down in the bay and so the small but immaculately shaped little surf is all glassy and peeling, a couple of feet of quick breaking and reeling little waves are snapping across the sand. The tide is halfway in to a not that high high and so HTC might show a little more. But just a little more I think, although some of the forecast sites are showing a build in the swell.
It’s also nice that those same sites are now predicting a different wind direction for the next day or two as well. It now looks like we should be enjoying some offshore breezes for the rest of the day!
So, if you can get the time it should be well worth making the effort to get in and enjoy a relaxing glide of a surf today.
Harlyn (0*): Flat
No, it is still pretty much flat around here this morning again.
There is the odd dribbling, shin-high crumbler slowly trickling in but it’s hardly worth the effort. It’s the other side again today and that looks like fun with a decent couple of feet and bigger, clean and glassy surf to be had.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:46 (1.3m) High Tide: 09:23 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 20th May 2014
We should be enjoying that same couple of feet of swell with only light breezes, at least to start the day.
The offshore early morning breeze is likely to back very gradually to the south and then the south sou’ west as we go through the morning. And that is onshore at our main surf breaks and it is only the main breaks that will see any surf action again today.
But at least the wind shouldn’t be too strong, so we should get away with not much worse than crumbly surf through the afternoon. And it should be mainly bright enough to feel summery as well!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
We are probably going to see a lazy start to this week, more haze and dullness just for a day or two, although we could just get lucky and see the worst of that stuff in banks of cloud around us but not over us.
The surf looks as though it has already settled into that summer rhythm of a couple of feet or so of steady, cruisy kind of waves.
If you have the time to be on it and are checking the surf regularly, you should find yourself some great, fun sessions, otherwise it’s going to be pot luck.
For those in the know, HTC is always favourite when the wind is light and the waves are small. Otherwise it is just going to be a case of keeping your eyes on it and grabbing those moments when those little swells hit the shallower breaks in the right way.
By midweek it is likely to be brighter and shinier but with the surf getting into the really small range.
So, a week of summer conditions lies ahead, the surf in the small but fun size range, the weather maybe a bit dull to start with but brightening up soon enough.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!