Surf Report for Saturday 30th April 2016

At 6.45 a.m:

Constantine (1*):  1 to 2 feet.

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Another bright ’n breezy one is waking us up this morning, the wind still whistling down from the north west, all chill and tickling in its coldness.
And so the surf is pretty rubbish still, a foot or two of wobbly and tottering greyness, all windswept and bothered by that annoying north westerly. We might see a drop in wind strength later and a swing more to the west too, which could just help the surf a little but that probably won’t happen until much later this afternoon or this evening.
Still, it should be a nice enough day weather wise!

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Harlyn (0*):  0 to 1 foot

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There’s barely a foot or so of onshore mushed surf dribbling into the bay this morning, that wind is lighter than it has been but it is still fresh, onshore and cold.
If the wind shifts to the west (and then hopefully the south west) and eases as it should through the day then conditions will be cleaner but that might not happen until this evening or later.
The swell might increase a little by then too but only a little!

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  18:00  (2.4m)              High Tide:  11:35  (5.6m)

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Surf Forecast for Sunday 1st May 2016

The wind is forecast to shift to the south west for today at least supporting any swell out there rather than pushing it away while then blowing offshore at Harlyn.
Unfortunately it will probably still be really small at Harlyn, probably no bigger than a foot or two but at least it should be cleaner and much more attractive. The weather is looking quite promising too!

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Surf Conditions for the Holiday Weekend

That cold northerly wind has been dominating much of this week, chopping up the tiny windswell of the last how long!
And there’s no sign of any immediate change for the weekend.
There is a depression moving up and across the atlantic which should send some waves our way eventually but there is also that one moving around up north and creating these annoying winds.
So, Saturday is likely to be a chilly but sunny day with only small and wind chopped waves washing along our coast. Our best hope is that the wind eases back through the day as it shifts more to the west, at least allowing the surf to clean up a little bit!
Sunday should see the wind shift to the south west and so should help to push through that newly building swell. And, if it gets big enough quickly enough then we might just be enjoying a couple of feet of offshore shaped Harlyn by Sunday afternoon.
That should continue well into Bank Holiday Morning, with a half decent couple of feet of offshore Harlyn surf to play in before visiting May Day in Padstow. Which might be little bit damp here and there!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!