At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 5 feet.
It’s a bit of a chilly one out there this morning, a fresh north westerly wind whipping cold air into the bay while the sky attempts to shake away a patchwork of cloud.
The surf is a rolling mess of four to five feet of broken and battered waves, a thick windswell battered by a brisk wind.
The swell size will gradually ease as the wind strength does and the weather will likely stay reasonably okay for most of the day too. But overall it is promising to be bit of a lacklustre kind of high Summer day.
Harlyn (2*): 3 to 4 feet.
Three feet and bigger of windblown and chopped surf is crunching onto the sand at just about half-tide, the wind gusting in from the north west, all cold and biting and surf destroying.
Harlyn can be fun in a fresh onshore wind, those often beach-wide close-outs pushed into something more peaky and fractionally slower breaking. And that allows the more agile to flex their muscles and take to the air!
So you can expect a bit of an airshow from all the young guns through high tide today, those thick and lumpy Harlyn shutdown waves providing some greta ramps to aim for the clouds!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:48 (1.7m) High Tide: 09:32 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 9th August 2016
The wind is likely to continue to ease in strength, still breezing in from the north west, still with that chill in the air but with a brighter and sunnier day hopefully to balance that wind chill effect.
The surf is unlikely to be any better than two to three feet and just about okay. A sloppy and weaker swell washing in without any real conviction.
Still, the water is warm and there will be some surf and that will do at this time of year!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Northerly winds are likely to plague us again as a thick and solid summer swell rolls our way to start the week. And those winds, although easing in strength, are likely to stay with us for most, if not all of the week.
But the weather should be just about okay for most of the time and the surf should be fun for most of the time as well, only gradually weakening off as the week rolls by.
These summer weeks are the ones when you hone your fitness levels and sharpen your reflexes by riding those unpredictable, windblown swells that are often twitchy and uncertain with bowling and intense little sections at the same time!
It is definitely worth having an appropriate extra board or two for these summer conditions!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!