At 7.25 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 2 feet.
That cold north north easterly wind is biting its way down the coastline again this morning, the dawn sunrise casting beautiful golden hues of Autumn across the headlands.
The whistling of that chill wind echoing off the crash of small surf while the warbling cries of the Curlews all add to the feeling of emptiness on the beach this morning. It’s cold but quite harshly beautiful down there this morning.
And there’s a little wave to surf too, if you’re keen enough!
A couple of feet or so of wind warped, grey and chilly looking surf is crashing onto the sand a couple of hours ahead of high tide. That wind is strong and kind of blowing offshore to sideshore, leaving the lefts all hollow and snappy while the rights are fat and slow looking.
But it’s surfable and the water is still warm, a lot warmer than the air anyway!
Harlyn (1*): 2 to 3 feet.
The surf is bigger here than the other side today.
A couple to three feet of wind-torn and raggedy waves are bouncing ashore, that north easterly wind blasting straight in.
So it’s not the most enticing of places to surf but might just help sharpen the old air game reflexes – if you’re into all that stuff!!
It’s that or the other side for some waist high cruisers, or the south coast for some cleaner tiddlers!?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:08 (2.6m) High Tide: 09:37 (6.0m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 8th November 2016
The wind is likely to be blowing straight onshore today, starting out from the north west, gradually drifting to the south west by the afternoon.
And that windshift is likely to coincide with an increase in swell size too! Yes a new swell should show itself as the day rolls on, that couple of feet of early morning surf soon doubling in size and more by evening.
So there is just a chance of Harlyn kicking in by late afternoon. Well, it should be worth having a little look-see anyway!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A breezy week is waiting, the week starting out with a cold north easterly gusting offshore against some tiny waves but quickly swinging onshore as we go into Tuesday.
Tuesday morning is likely to continue to feel cold in the wind before we see a windswitch to the south west, a bit of a more swell supporting and milder (but usually damper) direction.
That is likely to be short-lived, those north westerlies returning by Wednesday.
But hopefully it will have introduced a new swell by then, at least allowing some bigger waves to limp in and opening up some south coast opportunities.
And that’s the way it’s likely to stay for most of the rest of the week, brisk onshore winds, mainly blowing from the north west and junking out the building surf.
Yes, it could indeed be a good week to aim for the far coast!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!