At 8.10 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
The wind is howling and the rain is lashing in, a wide pressure-wash sweeping across the bay hosing spray and sand and marram before it.
And the surf is wild, a wind tossed and angry looking grey sea of madness swirling around the headland.
You might not want to stray too close to it when its in this mood, it looks pretty unforgiving down there this morning.
Harlyn on the other hand……..
Harlyn (0*): 3 to 5 feet and building
Word is out already, the front row of the carpark is jostling and bustling, the excitement of a building swell and an offshore wind making for high expectations.
Right now it’s three to four feet with the odd almost bigger set, that screeching sou’ westerly tearing offshore and hollowing those hefty close-outs.
There’ll be a snapped board or two flying around in there today while those waves heave themselves onto the low tide sand.
The lifeguards are going to be having some fun too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:54 (2.8m) High Tide: 12:06 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 25th October 2020
Those hard blowing sou’ westerly winds are going to continue to push an already thick and heavy, mixed up swell our way all day long today. So Harlyn is going to be the destination of choice locally, with plenty of heaving barrels sucking sand off the low tide Rock and then bouncing through even bigger on the higher tide.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
A deep area of low pressure is set to sweep up the North Atlantic this weekend with Storm Epsilon closely following behind!
And that could just swing a whole lot of big, big – really big waves our way!
So Saturday should start out reasonably enough as Harlyn showcases a fun three to four feet of offshore blown and hollowed, crunchy surf. But as the wind strengthens, still from the south west, the swell is likely to double in size and then double again. And then by Sunday it is likely to be bigger again.
So as south westerly gales blow hard onto the coast and mountainous seas tumble and crash ashore, it might just be worth taking a moment to wonder whether you might want to be unleashing the kids into that maelstrom as the school half-term holiday unfolds.
Lifeguards are on all of our more popular beaches but there’s only so much they can do, especially if conditions prove to be as exciting as promised!
On the other hand if your fitness levels are twitching and you’ve already experienced a little taste of the wild and roar power of an out of control Atlantic swell, then your time has come!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!