Surf Report for Saturday 2nd May 2015

Constantine (1*):  Flat to 1 foot

at 6.25 a.m:

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There’s a dull grey canopy of low level cloud surrounding us this morning, a blustery wind gusting offshore, the birdsong muffled by the dampness.
It’s not raining, yet – but it is on its way, you can feel it.
The surf is still almost flat.
Well, it’s more flat than surfable. There are those clean and smart, immaculate little ripples, sliding in from the turquoise depths, maybe making for the occasional shin-high glider but otherwise it just looks like a long, cold wait.
And yet all the surf forecast sites are showing a small swell on its way.
We can only hope so!
In the meantime, well, it is bank holiday weekend and we do have our brand new stock of Patagonia clothing in, so you could always do a spot of jacket buying while waiting for the surf to pick up!

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Harlyn (0*):  Flat

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It’s as flat as a flat thing in a flat place on a flat day here today!
There’s barely a ripple sliding across that translucent pool of turquoise this morning. And it’s grey and overcast with the threat of some heavy and prolonged rain just love there!
There than that though……

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  11:42  (1.3m)              High Tide:  17:32  (6.7m)

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Surf Forecast for Sunday 3rd May 2015

South westerly winds and a short period but thicker swell should be greeting us in the morning.
So, thicker and punchier, more rolling waves should be being pushed onto the surf breaks on our west facing beaches and we should see some small but clean little waves swinging into our sheltered breaks like Harlyn. But they are probably going o be only small at best.
We should be able to get in for a wave sometime though, probably on the afternoon’s rising tide.
The weather is likely to be a bit hit and miss too!

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Surf Conditions for the Holiday Weekend

As the bank holiday weekend unwinds, so too does a series of weather fronts, a mix up of pressure gradients all vying for our attention.
The result?
Offshore winds and surf, at least for some of the time on Saturday. We won’t dwell on the other bits where it might be a little damp and a little breezy.
Depending on how strong the wind blows, we should be seeing a foot to two feet of curling gliders grow into a couple to three feet of fun peelers.
And if the wind allows it, that should roll all the way through Saturday, providing some fun and clean and improving surf for all the post May Day revellers. If you’re going to have a hang over, save it till Sunday! The wind is likely to have switched back to the south west by Sunday, onshore at the west breaks and maybe full of rain too but offshore at Harlyn, if it’s big enough.
The surf for the weekend is unlikely to be that solid, it’s more of a close-fetch kind of swell but there should be plenty of fun waves to be ridden with the occasional spells of real goodness!
But monday is suddenly looking promising! Very promising! It could just be three to four feet and offshore by then. But let’s wait and see.
Have a great holiday weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!