At 7.40 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 3 to 4 feet
There’s a bit of a breeze out there this morning, a brisk sou’ wester stirring the sea as it gallops along the coast. And the air is milder because of it, an early teens thermometer reading probably indicating a shower or two later.
In the meantime the smaller than expected four feet or so of grey and mixed up surf is being ruffled and slopped by that wind, some peaks managing to look appealing at the usual spots but with that paddle to get to them.
Could Harlyn be big enough?
Let’s have a look-see……
Harlyn (0*): 0 to 1 foot
The wind is straight offshore at Harlyn this morning, not too strong but strong enough to hold tall the one to two feet of turquoise little waves that are managing to swing all the way around and into the bay.
It is a little frustrating right now because it is very small here but a bit of a paddle over on the other side of the headland. Then again it is just about full low tide and the swell should be building through today, doubling in size by this evening, or maybe bigger.
So it should all improve massively here throughout the morning.
It also has that Breezy Saturday at Harlyn feel to it as well!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 20:28 (1.8m) High Tide: 13:46 (6.5m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 4th November 2018
That gusting sou’ wester should quickly ease off as we go through the morning, that huge swell starting to ease off too.
So Harlyn is likely to be big and angry in the morning, those offshores making for some board snappingly hollow waves. But it’s the afternoon and evening that could be of interest to those of you who enjoy some bigger wave action!
The wind could ease to a breeze as it switches offshore at all of the main surf breaks through lunchtime. So those bigger wave spots, those reefs and points that scatter the coastline are likely to come alive!
It could just get very, very good before dark!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
It looks like we might be in for a change in the weather and surf conditions as this school half term period finally comes to an end after staggering itself over a three week period.
This week should quietly end with some bright enough weather and clean enough surf on Friday, a decent day of three foot fun-in-the-sun surf.
By Saturday though a strengthening southerly wind will be blowing hard and pushing a growing swell our way.
Starting out in the four foot range, we should be seeing six to eight feet of wind ravaged surf battering the main breaks by evening.
Harlyn is likely to be the venue today and that should be four feet and getting bigger through the day, with some hollow shut-down waves just to keep you on your toes.
By Sunday we will be seeing some big, big surf, those winds having backed to the south west and then calming as the day goes on.
So, big Harlyn is likely to start the day but with that wind easing to a south easterly breeze, offshore at our main breaks and so opening up a few more exciting options if you’re fit enough and strong enough and experienced enough!
If that happens before darkness we could just be in for some fairly special and very big surf. With a late teens wave period on a ten foot plus swell height, combined with super light offshore breezes, there could just be some epic waves out there!
Time will tell though.
And then the start of next week looks really very good with a predicted and much more user friendly six foot swell gliding in against light offshore breezes along with some very pleasant Autumn sunshine.
So, there’s a real mix of conditions to look forward to this weekend with some big and gnarly surf followed by some testing but almost perfect surf to enjoy afterwards.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!