Constantine (4*): 4 to 5 feet
at 7.05 a.m.
A bright day is easing itself into our lives this morning, the early morning haze gradually lifting as that weak venetian sun slowly discovers its power.
The surf is pumping too!
The light offshore north easterly, breeze is gently brushing into the four foot swell, helping too mould and shape some gloriously pleasant looking four to five foot waves. The tide is pretty much wrong right now, about halfway in and halfway out, not entirely sure as to where it should really be and so a couple of rips are pulling and pushing at the same time.
But give it an hour or two and it should be a different world out there.
The sun is dragging its shine on, the breeze is relaxing and the swell is pushing hard. The HTC crew should be on it midmorning and the rest can enjoy the rest of the day!
If you are around this way on the weekend, it might be worth dropping in on us at the shop.
We are having lots of new stock delivered and so we are having a bit of a clearance sale! All those winter wetsuits that we didn’t manage to sell this winter need to be cleared! They include Xcel and O’Neill winter and summer suits at up to £50 or more OFF, many of the summer suits at HALF PRICE and we still have loads of sizes at the moment, although some of those in-between sizes are getting fewer.
Be quick though, word seems to be out already!
By way of an unexpected bonus for those of you who might remember the original ’SJ’s Surf Forecast’, SJ has very kindly forwarded a little one-off forecast for this weekend and next week. We have parked it over in the ‘views’ section of our website ( https://www.constantinesurf.com/blog/sjs-surf-forecast-for-the-south-west ), although I’ll probably combine it in with our own forecast below later on.
If there’s enough desire we could maybe even nag him to get back into it?
And we are stoked to announce the arrival of Patagonia clothing and stuff into our little store!
Patagonia’s mission statement is: Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.
And that sounds like just the type of business that should sit nicely within our little surf store, eh!
Harlyn (0*): 1 to 2 feet
The surf is pretty hideous around here this morning, a foot or maybe two of sloppy, weak looking left over surf is managing to splash its way onto the beach.
This light north easterly wind is clean and offshore on the other side of the headland but is straight onshore here, making for those sloppy conditions.
So it’s over to the main surf breaks today and probably for the whole weekend!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:11 (2.5m) High Tide: 10:45 (5.7m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 15th March 2015
Another day of pumping surf, offshore winds and hopefully at least a little bit of pleasant sunlight.
The surf is likely to be bigger today, more powerful and more open than it has been, that 14 to 15 second wave-period indicating how far this swell has travelled.
Yep, it could get big out there today!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
There’s plenty of swell being generated our way, there’s no doubt about that and it is now looking very likely that offshore winds are going to dominate through the weekend and onwards!
There are a trio of compact and tight low pressure systems marching towards the UK across the north atlantic, a high pressure area pin-balling them up and around us.
And so it is down to the precise positioning of that high pressure area as to how the surf will be over the next week or so. A small change in positioning will have a big effect on the winds locally and that is what is going to decide how good the surf is.
Following Thursday’s excellent conditions and Friday’s little hiccup with the wind veering northerly, another push of swell should roll in by Saturday and big waves are likely to wash the coast through Sunday and into the start of the week.
By Saturday morning we should be enjoying a pleasant rolling swell, building through the day and being shaped by light offshore winds under clear blue skies.
By Sunday it’s likely to be big, clean and sharp, those chunky waves in the five to six foot plus range, the wind light and offshore again and, if we’re really lucky, some bright sunshine could make it all even more appealing!
And that’s going to be the way of it through the start of the week!
‘High pressure dominates bringing cooler nights and light winds, but with a solid Atlantic swell rolling in this will be an excellent weekend for surf.’
‘Should improve as the day goes on for the North, although with the size it will be too big for some on the North especially as it increases in size late afternoon around the low tide. South coast depends on how well the swell wraps around, but could be a small but ridable waisthigh or so.’
Sunday 15th (Mothers’ Day):
‘Decreasing swell – but still big! Should be small and clean at the main spots on the south (best in the morning there).’
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!