Surf Report for Saturday 5th August 2017

At 6.15 a.m:  

Constantine (1*):  2 to 3 feet

There’s a chill north westerly wind blowing across the dark and desolate beach this morning, a look of moody Autumn days to come matching that feel.
The surf is a bumpy and choppy three feet or so, those gusts of wind buffeting the smaller swell lines, chopping the surface and slopping those waves. It is better than flat but not a whole lot better!
But the wind should gradually lighten while the sky is forecast to brighten, the swell staying pretty much the same. So we should see a little improvement and I would have thought that by lunchtime we could be enjoying a sloppy but very surfable couple to three feet of fun on a pleasant enough summer’s day!  

 

Harlyn (1*):  1 to 2feet  

The north westerly wind is blowing hard enough into the bay to chop out the one to two feet of dark and brooding surf. But there is a fun looking peak trying to roll off from The Rock, warping over a few lumps of slop which is going to make those air launch attempts a whole lot of fun!
The tide is going to have its effect on it all too, making for smaller conditions later this morning but hopefully building as the tide pushes back.
So it is all looking promising for the Fatmers Arms’ Retro Surf Day which is on at harlyn this afternoon with a BIG night out at the Farmers’ this evening.  

 

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  11.08  (1.9m)              High Tide:  17:05  (6.5m)

 

surfforecast

Surf Forecast for Sunday 6th August 2017  

More onshore winds are going to continue to chop and slop the couple of feet of localised windswell throughout the day.
But the weather should be mainly dry and cheerful enough to be enjoyable.  

Surf Conditions for the Weekend  

The onshore winds of this week are likely to continue right through the weekend, the swells easing in size after that frenzy at the end of the week.
Bright weather should cheer us all up but those north westerly winds of Saturday and the possibly damper west sou’ westerly breezes of Sunday are going to keep the air temperatures more autumnal than high summer.
We should see a half decent sized, three to four feet of swell bumbling through all weekend but it is likely to be only weak and sloppy, with a choppy and fairly localised windswell rolling our way.
And that will take us well into the start of next week, the middle of the week looking better for weather along wit cleaner if much smaller waves!
But that is getting ahead of ourselves!
So this weekend is likely to be not much more than a bit of fun, playing in that three to four feet of choppy swell! But that’ll do at this time of year – it is quite often flat for a while during mid-summer!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!