At 8.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 feet.
Another grey and windy day is smothering us in its dampness, that snug mildness masking us to the deceptiveness of Winter so far.
There is plenty of time for the temperature to drop before Winter can be called over but these mild temperatures with their wild winds and dampness do seem to have won out this year.
So today is a repeat of the last few weeks, the wind is singing in from the west sou’ west, the drunken swells are being buffeted into the bay to haphazardly break wherever they fall, while sky and sea merge into one graded backdrop of silver.
Six feet of chopped out and windswept junk surf is all that you can expect at the main breaks today (again!)!
Thanks to all of you who made the trek to take advantage of our weekend POP-UP SALE this weekend!
It was great to get a buzz going in the shop with lots of new friends and lots of lively conversation to brighten up these grey Winter doldrum days. It’s always great to see our customers meeting each other as well, forming new friendships with at least a little in common!
And a good few bargains were had by all too!
We’ll have to think of a reason to attract you all back next weekend now though!
Harlyn (4*): 4 feet.
There are some trough-heavy and hollow ones barrelling into the bay this morning!
Four feet of offshore blasted winter swell is pushing onto the Rock with a reeling right-hander spinning off from every fifth or sixth wave (the rest doing that beachwide shutdown thing that Haryn does so well!).
Yep, it is proper Winter Harlyn in full flow, the wind screaming offshore, the swell pulsing across the bay, those whomping waves crushing onto the sand.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:44 (2.6m) High Tide: 10:20 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 2nd February 2016
The wind looks to be settling to the west, maybe just a little north west today, which would be a shame.
If it stays just south of westerly then Harlyn will continue to deliver the goods, that degree or two beyond west to the north just puts it onshore, everywhere along this coast.
Maybe the south will show some promise, there’s going to continue to be plenty of swell around!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
This first week of February looks set to continue the theme of the never-ending storm with those howling onshore winds carrying on well into the week and probably beyond.
West sou’ west, going north westerly gales are happily blowing their way towards our already battered little coastline, pushing more thick and lumpy, out of control windswells with them.
So the surf is likely to continue in the ‘big’ to ‘very big’ range all week long, those winds battering and those swell lines every which way except the right way.
Harlyn is going to be our sheltered haven but even Harlyn is going to be battered and broken for some of the time this week!
So, big and thick, grinding surf will be offering loads of barrel opportunities at Harlyn to start the week, with attention maybe swinging south by midweek before returning to big Harlyn again to end the week.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!