At 7.40 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 6 feet plus.
This bright and breezy Saturday morning is filled with the sweet chirrup of lively birdsong mixed with the roaring growl of Atlantic swells.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the surf is pumping!
A light and offshore, south easterly breeze is drifting up tall and thick, heavy wave faces, helping them to wait until the last moment before churning themselves inside out on their strutting surge to the beach.
The tide is half way in on its way to a reasonably low high-water and the whole scene is looking picture perfect – we should have amazing surf all day long!
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet.
The waves are sharp and snappy here today, not as big as they might be, that swell incoming from the south west and so not fully swinging into the bay.
But there are still plenty of waves slicing their way to dry sand, three feet plus on the long apart sets, two to three in between.
it’s an option if nowhere else appeals on this fabulously mild and cheery mid-February Saturday morning!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:07 (2.4m) High Tide: 09:48 (6.0m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 19th February 2017
Those powerful swells will continue to explode ashore all along the Cornwall coast today but with the wind fully behind them now, adding some thickness and power but making for sloppier conditions too.
Those sheltered spots are the places to head today, they should be firing all day long!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
As perfect a surfy Saturday as you could hope for is waiting to entertain us, the breeze set light and offshore, the promise of an evenly spaced and smooth five foot plus swell, plenty of clear and bright, midwinter sunshine and those more springlike air temperatures!
The wind is likely to have settled back to a more regular west sou’ westerly direction by Sunday, onshore at all those prime surf breaks that will have been on fire on Saturday but helping to keep the swell rolling in and keeping it groomed at those spots like Harlyn.
And that is likely to be the way of it well into next week, those thick and lumpy swells rolling heavily ashore, guided by the gusting wind and thrilling those at Harlyn and other more sheltered breaks.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!