At 6.45 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 4 feet
That lashing rain of earlier this morning has eased but grey and darker layers of cloud are still hovering nearby while a noisy west sou’ westerly wind is buffeting the dunes and shaking the summer-heavy hedgerows.
The surf isn’t all that, three or maybe four feet of windswept and choppy stuff bouncing across the tide high bay but it is rideable and will probably be a bit of fun later.
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet
The high tide depths are absorbing the energy of those little waves that have managed to swing around the headland and into the wind at Harlyn, leaving a foot or two of weak and slow moving little waves to ride.
The surf will be snappier later as the tide eases its way to low but those dark clouds are promising another drenching or two before the day is out!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:11 (1.2m) High Tide: 19:06 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 9th August 2021
Westerly breezes will crumble and slop the two to three feet of already wishy washy surf at our preferred surf breaks today but those warm sea temperatures will make it all a little more worthwhile. And it’s always fun to surf sloppy conditions with a few mates, especially when the water is warmer – it helps sharpen your reflexes too!
We could see more sunshine today too so don’t forget your sunblock!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Low pressure systems are likely to continue to trundle over Britain for most of the next several days bringing steady onshore winds and the resulting broken up and mainly sloppy, weak windswell.
The wind is set to gust in from the west sou’ west pretty much all week which usually drives us all round to Harlyn Bay in search of more sheltered, cleaner surf. But the surf this week is unlikely to be much more than three to four feet of localised and close together windswell, which, by the time those swells have managed to travel all the way around the headland might not leave much to ride on by the time it reaches the sand.
And tide and timing are going to play a big part, as always, in finding the best conditions. Along, of course with our own personal preferences too!
And if your personal preference is for surf in the bigger range then you should have some fun next weekend. It look as though we might be seeing some big and booming stuff coming our way for then – but that’s a long way off yet!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!