At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 5 feet
The wind has eased a little this morning, there’s still a buffeting west sou’ westerly blowing but it doesn’t have the same ‘grrr’ as yesterday.
And so there’s about four feet, maybe bigger of still windswept and torn, broken surf being flung onto the beaches.
The sky is clearing too to reveal an okay and bright enough day, the odd downpour aside! It’s not exactly a bikini on the beach kind of day but it’ll be okay to get the kids out and rock pooling or skip on over to Harlyn for a shimmying little surf.
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet
Harlyn has a little look of Autumn about it this morning, the pre-high bank allowing some thick and peaky (for Harlyn!) wedges to unfold off the Rock, all hollow and dark looking.
It’s way smaller than yesterday but there are still some heavier sets bumbling through the line-up, just to keep you on your toes!
But, all in all, it looks like a decent and fun day of surf ahead of us here all day long!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:52 (0.7m) High Tide: 19:49 (7.6m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 23rd August 2020
The wind should have continued to calm overnight but the remaining breeze is likely to be north westerly, onshore pretty much every where on this coast and strong enough to slop out the still quite chunky but weaker windswell.
We are just going to have to grab what’s there when it looks good today, those churning little onshore peaks just when the tide hits those shallow spots maybe?
Otherwise it should be a pleasant enough day, that wind feeling a little chillier than it has but with enough sunshine to cheer our visitors.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Storm Ellen is likely to have wreaked some havoc through the end of the week flinging some big, big swells our way and all of it being blown ashore by those strong gale force sou’ westerlies – as well as coinciding with this week’s big spring tides.
So this weekend will see the storm gradually easing to leave plenty of still big and angry surf gouging its way along the coastline.
Saturday’s south westerly gales should ease overnight as the wind backs more westerly into Sunday, those storm swells also weakening quite quickly from their Friday peak of eight to ten feet.
So we can still expect some testing conditions through Saturday with Harlyn beckoning, the wind howling offshore and four to six feet of sand filled low tide barrels looking to snap your board like a twig. The pre-high should be good with a little more time on offer to slip into those angry close-outs.
By Sunday there will be much more of a bump in the smaller surf at Harlyn, the westerly wind still blowing hard enough across the bay. Three feet of summer fun waves should keep everyone happy throughout the day though, even if the lifeguards will probably have a very busy day in the office!