At 6.40 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 1 foot
The weather is having a bit of a slow and dithery start this morning, a dark threat of heavy cloud only reluctantly shuffling away to release space to something brighter. But the breeze is only light, the sky is gradually brightening, the air temperature is a little milder and so it is all looking promising for a fine start to this Early Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.
The surf is a little lacklustre though, a foot or maybe just a little bigger of ruffled and crumbly shorebreak is washing the sand ahead of another big high tide.
There is a swell on its way though and so we should be enjoying something better later.
In fact a half decent three feet of swell should be pushing its way through the shape forming offshore winds by mid-afternoon, providing some real nice surf on another big and pushing high tide this afternoon.
It could just be very good by this evening!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
Once again Harlyn is flat.
Beautiful and atmospheric and calm and peaceful but flat.
Tiny glass ripples are zipping onto the pre-high tide bank but there’s nothing to surf on!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:39 (0.5m) High Tide: 08:13 (7.5m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 30th April 2017
We might be waking up to a more sullen morning today but there should be some half decent surf folding itself onto the local surf breaks quite nicely.
A decently solid three feet or so of smooth and offshore shaped surf should greet us in the gloom of an otherwise mucky morning but get on it quick if you’re keen, onshore winds are soon going to be slopping and chopping all of our surf breaks, maybe even by lunchtime, if not sooner.
And then it will probably brighten up too!
Surf Conditions for the Early Spring Holiday Weekend
After another frustrating week of calm and surfless, chilly days, this Holiday Weekend is promising just a little more.
The wind is forecast to ease its way to the south east for Saturday, a milder, drier and more surf shaping direction.
And we should see some waves too!
Only small but evenly spaced and perfectly peeling, sunlit little waves can be expected through Saturday, a foot or two of glass, increasing just a little in size on the afternoon’s rising tide.
Sunday could just bring some half decent two to three foot surf, the breeze kinder in the morning, the onshores kicking in through the afternoon ahead of a hopeful evening glass-off.
And May day should see some booming surf rolling through, a blustery and probably dampish westerly wind pushing that swell into our bays and coves.
Harlyn should start to shine through the afternoon, providing a brief escape from the May Day crush elsewhere.
This holiday weekend with improving surf and some pleasant enough weather should cheer us all up in readiness for the booming thud of those May Day celebrations on Monday.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!