At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 3 to 4 feet
Ah, I see that the weather has had a quick reboot to a more normal Cornish summer’s day today. The wind is howling in from the west sou’ west, bending the heavily laden hedgerows and shaking down the dunes, the fields and gardens gulping down those short, sharp showers as quickly as they fall, leaving the ground peculiarly dry too quickly.
And there’s surf!
Well there’s about three to maybe almost four feet of wind tossed and chopped, lumpy and bumpy stuff bouncing into the high tide depths of a more autumnal looking bay. As the tide drops back we can expect something a bit sharper but it is still going to be a bit of a choppy mess. The kitesurfing guys were down early and they are going to be killing it this morning!
The rest of us might just have to traipse round to Harlyn to see if it’s any cleaner around there!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet
A couple of feet of windrushed but almost shapely little surf is trying hard to break in the high tide depths of a spring tide Harlyn this morning, the biggest waves just managing to trickle across that high tide sandbar in the middle.
Give it a couple of hours for the tide to ease out and those little waves are going to be sharper and snappier, a foot or two of offshore wind hollowed little grinders.
It could just be fun and it should build at least a little on this afternoon’s riding tide too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:01 (1.4m) High Tide: 18:57 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 29th July 2018
Four to five feet of rolling surf is likely to entertain us today, the wind gusting through strongly in the morning, hopefully easing through midday and into the evening.
Heavy showers are likely to keep our visitors on their feet if they choose to go site-seeing today but they should be short lived, if heavy when they do fall. They should also disappear gradually through the afternoon.
So, Harlyn seems to be the most likely place for some cleaner surf, with an expected three feet and maybe just a bit bigger of crunchy surf landing there all day, hopefully building more again on the afternoon rising spring tide!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
A low front is pushing our way as we go into this weekend, that calm and settled bright and sunny weather finally giving way to something a little more unsettled, a little more as expected for more normal summer holidays maybe?!
But the surf should roar into life and it’s not all bad news; yes, there will be the threat of marauding showers and the temperatures are likely to ease back several degrees but there should still be enough brightness to keep most beachgoers happy and the surf should be pounding in too!
So Saturday is going to see three to four feet and bigger of onshore wind chopped surf, all blown around by a brisk westerly wind. That wind will keep any showers moving along though, not allowing them time to settle for too long.
And with that growing swell and west wind, Harlyn should wake up and show us that we can get some fun surf there, even in summer.
Three feet of crunchy, folding waves are likely to be crashing onto the sand as the Spring tide rushes in through the afternoon.
By Sunday the surf should be grinding its way onto our coast, four to five feet of windblown and angry waves should be pounding ashore all day long.
The wind should ease to the south west, making Harlyn the ‘go-to’ spot locally.
Three to four feet of board snapping fun should be had here today, especially on the afternoon tide again!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!