Constantine (0*): 3 to 4 ft
Well it was flagged up that today would be a wet ‘n windy one and so it is!
The wind is howling across the headland this morning, tugging and tearing at the hedgerows as well as those waves. There are bright bits up in the sky but the dark bits are more and they’re moving quickly.
And so the surf is a blown out mess of junk waves, a mix of froth and chop that nobody would want to ride, while that wind is strengthening, forecast to hit 60 mph today! That’s not as strong as we enjoyed through Winter but it is strong enough to annoy and irritate if you’re looking to surf somewhere west facing today.
Nah, let’s get the boots on and hike across the headland to have a gander at Harlyn…….
But before we go, check this out for a job opportunity if you’re interested:
We have been rebuilding our shop team here for the 2014 season and it’s all going well with a few new characters to help you find what you’re looking for. But we are still looking for that important but elusive person to fill the role of team leader! Someone with just a bit more, an interested and interesting person, capable of shepherding us all along. Great with customers, great with staff, understanding of the Groms and with an eye for style. A knowledge of how a wetsuit should fit and what fins do what for a surfboard would be useful, an ability to get on with everyone more vital. You can view the original job description at www.constantinesurf.com/blog/join-the-constantine-team-for-2014. If you’re interested then drop a mail to [email protected], phone on 01841 520250 or drop in on us for a natter!
Harlyn (1*): 1 to 2 ft
Ah, Harlyn, what would we do without it?
At least we can sidle out of the wind around here this morning. Only a little but at least there is some shelter.
There’s not a lot of surf getting in here this morning, not yet anyway.
The tide is an hour or two ahead of low and there’s a little one to two foot wave cranking off behind the Rock, a shallow grinding right-hander spinning to the sand.
That should get bigger.
As the wind strengthens so it will blow more swell around and into the bay and so we should see some bigger surf here by lunchtime. But that same wind is likely to blow hard on those waves. It could be hard work out there this afternoon, rewarding later possibly but a heavy, windy, grinding and lumpy surf probably!
And you thought that we had left those conditions behind us for this year!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:15 (2.1m) High Tide: 15:14 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 11th May 2014
More big and wind buffeted swells will be rolling our way, that wind maybe having switched a degree or two further to the west.
Yep, it looks like another day of wind-blasted lumps of thick and heavy waves are washing our way leaving those sheltered bays and coves as our only hope for some rideable surf.
Even Harlyn is looking as though it could be a little raggedy but with a little looking about and prodding around those tucked away little surf spots we should be able to find some decent shaped waves to ride. It might even be the far coast that shows some more appeal but there should be surf somewhere!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
South west going more westerly winds are dominating the weather as we go into the weekend, pushing plenty of surf our way and clearing the weather through as quickly as you like.
The swell is going to be bouncing around in the four foot plus region as the week winds down, getting into the big range for the weekend and maybe opening up the opportunity to surf some of those lesser known spots that worked so frequently through last winter.
But generally the surf action is likely to be centred around Harlyn and occasionally big and testing Harlyn it is likely to be too!
The cleanest conditions (for Harlyn) are probably going to be through Friday into Saturday, those winds set more to the south than west while Sunday should see some booming swells rolling through, the wind slipping more westerly though and putting that bump onto the waves at Harlyn.
So, yep a brighter and breezier weekend with plenty of big, blue and white surf rolling around the coastline.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!