Constantine (0*): 8 feet plus
at 7.55 a.m.
It’s a stormy one this morning, the wind howling across the fields, bending hedgerows and shaking trees while kicking up sand across the headlands and swirling those big waves in the bay.
The surf is big but big and blown out, grey lumps of water being pushed and shoved each way and every way. And those squalls are blasting in, dumping heavy rain while chilling the air.
No, it’s not the morning for a lazy, leisurely lollabout! And it’s not the p[lace to go for a surf today either.
We do haves that January Sale going on in the shop though, so it could be a good day to bag a new wetsuit or board, or some heavyweight clothing!?
Or we could go check out Harlyn….
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 5 feet
That’s a surprise, the wind is pretty much offshore right now, holding up those four to five foot plus waves as they stand tall on the outside at high tide.
The wind is fore cast to slip more to the north west which will mess the surf up here but right now it’s pretty okay!
Some of the set waves are crashing through and throwing some bigger right-handers off the Rock and I guess that if the wind holds in this direction, then it will all get a bit sharper and heavier as the tide drops out. whether it’s going to be big enough to work at low tide, we’ll have to wait and see but it should be – as long as that wind holds (and it would be even better if it eased in strength too!)
Or there’s always the south coast option?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:35 (1.8m) High Tide: 08:11 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 11th January 2015
More of the same is expected for this Sunday but with the wind forecast to gradually ease more south westerly, making Harlyn the ‘go to’ spot locally.
But it’s still likely to be a little will and woolly, with big waves and strong winds!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Those blustery conditions of midweek are likely to continue through the weekend as that series of low pressure systems line up to bombard us over the next good few days.
In fact we are probably looking at a couple of weeks or so of windy and wet, quite stormy weather.
The surf is likely to continue in the ‘big’ range of mixed up and mainly choppy stuff, the wind continuing to alternate between south westerly and north westerly as those lows bumble by. And it is going to be a strong wind for a lot of the time, not as strong as our Caledonian brethren are enjoying up on the tip of the isles but strong enough to give us a light battering.
So, all of that means that Harlyn is going to be the popular choice to surf this weekend!
Saturday could see a continuation of Friday’s conditions, those brisk northerlies making a mess of the surf conditions at most of the local breaks for most of the time. It could be worth a little look at Harlyn later in the afternoon but it is likely to be a bit lumpy and bumpy. Big enough but maybe a bit messy.
By Sunday the wind should be starting to back around more to the south west allowing Harlyn to strut its beach grinding stuff. But that might not happen until the afternoon. It could be worth the wait though, as long as it happens before dark!
And it is likely to stay that way well into the week, that south westerly blowing more swell our way.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!