At 8.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 10 to 12 feet
And on it goes, the wind howls and the rain is lashing it down, temperatures are just a little lower and the sky stays grey.
And the surf is booming!
Big waves are being flung into the bay by a howling west sou’ westerly gale, a wild and choppy sea being agitated even more by those occasional stronger gusts.
There’s nowhere to surf on this side of the headland today, it is just windlashed, huge and out of control!
Harlyn (3*): 5 to 8 feet.
There are some big waves whomping the beach here this morning as well!
Six to eight feet and hollow walls of grey and thick water are warping their way onto the sand, the sand-filled set waves looking even thicker, even darker and are closing out even more.
It is a gloomy morning with a howling gale blowing in from the west south west, holding those waves high before they break.
Its, it’s big and hollow and dark and closey outy out there this morning and there’s no sign of any change anytime soon!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:15 (2.8m) High Tide: 12:36 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 5th January 2016
It looks like we are in for more of the same again today with strong, onshore winds continuing to blow and big, thick waves crashing in along the coast but with that wind blasting down from the north west today. And that direction is onshore and colder too!
The south coast might have some action today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Ah, so far this new year does not seem to have registered a change with the wind gods, those hard blowing and sometimes stormy winds look set to continue to blow hard and fast throughout this first week of 2016, or longer.
This weekend will see another surge in swell size through Monday, the wind more westerly too, limiting the choice of cleaner surfbreaks even more.
The week should start out with more typical Harlyn conditions, those big, thick and lumpy swells having a bit more of a bump to them caused by the west sou’ westerlies.
Those sheltered spots that we have been trekking off to the last few weeks are going to continue to be the places to explore with ten feet plus swells battering our coast, being driven hard by 30 t0 40 mph plus winds.
Things should settle eventually but not quite yet!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!