Constantine (3*): 2 feet
at 7.45 a.m.
It is yet another beautiful start to what looks to be another beautiful day.
That full moon that has been hanging over us all week is still loitering over the Reef while that north easterly wind is blowing offshore into the two foot waves, all under clear, clear, winterly blue skies.
The surf is small but it is a real swell; well travelled and smooth and even with flatness between the waves and a big gap between the sets.
It looks like we are in for a very pleasant day of surfing clean and peeling small but big enough waves – if you have a warm enough wetsuit!
That wind is a biter, gnawing away at any exposed bits! With cold air temperatures and a feeling of colder in the wind, if you’re wrapped up then you’ll have a great time but if you’re not then you might suffer!
But the surf looks fun!
If you are tempted over here to enjoy these wonderful conditions this weekend, then you might want to call in to the shop – we are just about to clear a whole bunch of winter stock in readiness for the imminent arrival of Spring (ever the optimists!!).
So, we have a whole bunch of surfboards (Lost, Channel Islands, Sol Life and others), wetsuits (XCEL, O’Neill, Alder and Quikky) as well as loads of other stuff that we are going to need to offer at giveaway prices!
Harlyn (0*): Flat to 1 foot
It’s real small here again today, small and onshore, that north easterly wind strong enough to make those little waves sloppy again.
The other side is pretty small but at least big enough to have great time, all clean and offshore too.
That’s the place to head for today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:39 (1.2m) High Tide: 19:31 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 8th February 2015
It is looking like a bit of an action replay of Saturday with smallish surf but immaculately shaped with lots of clear skies and winter sunshine.
It should actually be a little bigger than yesterday and the wind should ease to not much more than a murmur. It is indeed looking like a great, fun day to take a little surf trip today (if you have decent wetsuit that is!).
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
This week has been much calmer and brighter but a whole lot colder than those last few weeks of incessant storms!
But it is still cold and it’s going to stay real cold for a while yet!
The wind has parked itself to the north and east, those air streams bringing properly cold air all the way across to us from cold, cold lands. But they are much lighter than recent weeks too and far better for wave shaping.
A steady but smallish swell is due through the weekend, the wind easing to a fairly light breeze each morning, freshening offshore through the afternoon. That should light up all of our favoured surf breaks, especially HTC for the crew.
We should enjoy some bright winter sunshine for long periods too, although even in the sunshine that wind will still have enough sting and bite to it to pierce your wetsuit if you have a gap!
While the wind settles to the north east all the way through the week’s end and into the start of next week, the swell is likely to ease, dropping to just a couple of feet by Saturday, staying that way throughout the weekend.
Yep, we should be in for a good weekend of cold water surfing in smallish but clean waves with some bright and cheerful weather. It is likely to be pretty much two to three feet and offshore for the foreseeable!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!