Constantine (1*) – 4-5′
It’s a bit of a dull ‘un today, a grey sky, a freshening westerly wind but dry again after another night of heavy rain.
The surf is a messed up and windblown four to maybe five feet, breaking randomly whenever and wherever it wants, the wind tugging and pushing at it. It’s not somewhere to aim for if you’re looking to surf today, there must be better elsewhere!
The forecasts are showing a brighter afternoon ahead of us but that wind is likely to strengthen through the day as well.
Harlyn (2*) – 2-3′
It’s all a bit better than I was expecting around here this morning with some decent two to three foot waves curling ashore. Although with nobody in yet, that could be deceptive, there was (just the one) set powering off the Rock which might have been quite a bit bigger.
The wind, so far, is staying just the right side of side shore, allowing those peaky waves (peaky for Harlyn!) to peel a bit. There are some crumbly bits but it really is not too bad.
There’s a car load on their way in and one or two others on their way but generally it’s fairly quiet. And how mild is it still!? 8 deg C at first light at the end of January, while the sea temperature is still averaging 10 deg C! Mind you, Winter could still yet pounce!
In the meantime though, it’s looking okay for some fun surf here this morning, I’d get on it quick though, with a midday high tide and stronger, more onshore winds forecast for this afternoon, it might suddenly deteriorate, even if it does get brighter and lighter!
Today’s Tide Times:
High Tide: 11:16 (6m) Low Tide: 17:47 (2.5m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 26th January 2014
Big and windy!
The surf should be showing another surge as that extra swell pushes in alongside the current one. It looks like the surf should build throughout the day but that wind might not be so kind. The forecast is for South Westerlies through the morning, shifting westerly and then north westerly through the afternoon.
The sheltered spots should be crunchy and munchy and maybe board snappingly powerful.
So, Harlyn on the incoming morning tide?
You’d have to think so!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
It’s looking like another stormy one!
Mainly onshore winds (veering from south westerly to north westerly) are set to blow through the whole weekend, the surf booming through Saturday and then boosting again on Sunday.
Saturday should see an okayish Harlyn morning, the wind a steady west south westerly, gusting more strongly through lunchtime and then maybe slipping a little too northerly to be good by the afternoon.
The morning though should produce a half decent three to four feet or so of fairly organised and thumping surf, Harlyn grinders testing more glass jobs for weaknesses! As the tide drops through the afternoon though, that wind is likely to have slipped more completely onshore, making a mess of all of it.
By Sunday morning, Harlyn should be on fire, the wind having swung to the south west and the swell having doubled in size overnight. Get on it quickly though because, as that swell continues to build again, the wind is probably going to swing back to the north west through the afternoon, making a choppy and sloppy mess of it all.
We should see some brightness through Saturday afternoon and again maybe on Sunday afternoon but there are going to be plenty of power showers to duck through too!
Have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing!