At 6.30 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet
The cloying fog of another deeply overcast, damp and grey old start to the day is smothering the coast, the light onshore breeze just strong enough to slop the surf.
Land, sea and sky are merging into a blur of wet greyness this morning, visibility as low as it can go while the slight squawk of muffled birdsong adds even more atmosphere.
So, there is surf but it is all a bit of a mess with three to four feet of chopped and slopped, hesitant and stuttering lumps of water rolling onto our surf breaks.
It’s hardly an enticing beach day here today so let’s wander over to Harlyn and see what’s happening over there……
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
A couple to three feet of inconsistent little groups of waves are swinging in here this morning, that autumn view of fairly glassy little close-outs perhaps reminding us that the seasons are soon changing.
Low tide is a couple of hours away so everything should improve soon enough.
We should be enjoying a fun and clean chest top shoulder high or so of smooth faced surf as the tide slowly pushes through this morning, maybe making this the goto spot locally today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:56 (2.7m) High Tide: 13:22 (5.6m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 21st August 2018
That low cloud and mizzle of the last day or two seems to be clinging to our shoreline and showing a huge reluctance to move away anytime soon.
And so another day of sloppy and uninviting conditions at the more swell exposed breaks competes with those much more organised but way smaller or almost flat waves at Harlyn.
Ho hum, was it really only the other week when the weather was that hot?
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Those onshore winds are likely to carry on throughout the week, maybe easing for a while through Tuesday before strengthening agin through the back half of the week.
But that wind will continue to blow some swell our way throughout, those sloppy waves getting bigger as the wind freshens, dropping as the wind weakens.
So for a lot of the time we are going to be struggling with that decision as to whether to surf bigger but sloppier and choppier Constantine side or much smaller but sharper and crisper Harlyn.
The weather is likely to be a bit mixed all week too with a chance of seeing some much brighter stuff on Tuesdayish, fading away agin as we go into the end of the week.
But there should be plenty of surf and enough weather to keep most of us happy!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!