Constantine (1*) – 10-12′

It’s a pretty monstrous one this morning with huge surf, howling winds, lashing rain and chilly, chilly temperatures!

That wind is hurling itself at our already battered little stretch of jumbled up coastline, while those big, big waves are battering the beaches and bays, all of it just reminding us that it is very much mid winter.

We’re not going to get a look in at any of the main surf breaks on this coast today again (how long has it been!?) and even those sheltered spots are going to be battered.

Let’s have a look at Harlyn anyway:

Harlyn (2*) – 8-10′


Well, the wind must be just a degree or two south of westerly, it is almost offshore here this morning.

But it is blasting through!

And the surf is pretty big, with the bigger sets breaking on that offshore bank that usually only breaks every now and then. Those waves are pretty close together too for a big swell, even after swinging around the headland.

Right now, pretty much at full low tide, it does look ‘challenging’ (!?), with big and gnarly sand dredging waves turning themselves inside out, mostly closing out the full width of the beach but, just occasionally, one of them whipping a stand-up-tall-and-proud kind of tube across the bay.

You’d have to be keen to take this lot on today!

So, a day for explorers?

Those tucked away little havens of pleasure, the mysto spots of pub talk? It could well be worth a little forage today!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide: 08:01 (2.2m) High Tide: 13:59 (6.2m)


Surf Forecast for Tuesday 28th January 2014

I suppose that by now, everything that could be blown away has probably been blown away?

Maybe I shouldn’t be tempting providence.

But, it does look like another stormy day ahead of us filled with monster waves and tearing winds, that squally rain power-washing the landscape.

Those little tucked away surf spots that are normally only ridden once every few years are ratchetting up frequent-flyer points this last month or two, attracting almost daily excursions.

And today will be no different, those powering westerly winds devastating the surf at all of the main surf breaks but pushing those massive swells to places not frequently surfed.

Take it easy out there if you are on it!

Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week

These windy, stormy, conditions are here for a while yet!

Storm force winds and mountainous swells are blasting our way and will take a good few days to only gradually ease off.

Monday’s westerly storms will gradually slip to the west north west for Tuesday, easing more northerly through Wednesday, all the time that pounding surf slowly but only ever so slowly shrinking in size.

Those humongous waves of Monday dropping to too big on Tuesday and still big enough and blown out enough to be off putting through Wednesday.

Yep, it looks like it could be a while yet before we see any clean surfing conditions!

Have a great week, whatever you’re doing!