At 7.40 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 10 to 12 feet
There is something magical about standing alone in a storm, the wind howling and growling, the sky threatening to unload an absolute deluge and the wild surf roaring into the bay.
And that’s what it’s like this morning, a wild and furious sea as grey as a ship of war is launching watery monsters at the shore to run and roar up the beach all angry and clutching only to be drawn back to that swirling madness of ocean.
And you really don’t want to be falling in with any of it today! Not here anyway!
I’m out of here for a few days to take a little road trip to another coast, so no surf report for a wee while but I’ll be back soon enough to ramble on and snap more bad images.
Dan will be holding the shop open for those few hardy school half-term visitors and we still have a load of clearance items with massive mark-downs! So it could just be worth dropping in on Dan this weekend for an end of winter bonus bargain!
Harlyn (4*): 6 to 8 feet
Big set waves are thundering into Harlyn this morning, rearing up tall in that screaming offshore wind before leaping forward and curling their way ashore.
Some are closing out completely across the bay but those odd few righthand barrels are reeling away to the sand.
If you’re happy and healthy and fit, skilled and keen then this is your Harlyn day of days!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:12 (1.6m) High Tide: 09:46 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 16th February 2020
Huge storm surf is going to be only slightly tamed by Harlyn’s shelter, the howling south westerly wind blasting offshore and hollowing those big and majestic, powerful waves.
It should be chunky and cavernous and closing-out too but if you can find one of those reeling right-handers then you’ll stoked for a week!
But please take it easy if you do go out today – it can be a cruel sea in these storms, even for the fit and fabulous!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
And yet more wind and rain are going to be storming our way this weekend with Storm Dennis looking for somewhere to menace.
Sixty mile an hour winds are going to blow the school half-term holidaymakers into Saturday, maybe easing up a fraction for Sunday as ten to fifteen foot storm swells pound the coast.
The only slim chance of a surf is going to be at one of those super sheltered spots around the corner and up or down the coast.
Or, just maybe; big and booming, closing-out Harlyn – but only if you’re super surf-fit and skilled. And even then it’s probably going to be tougher than you would hope for with less reward than effort!
So a wind ravaged and wild weekend awaits the storm-watchers and walkers but it’s not likely to do much for any surfers in search of something clean and fun.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!