Constantine (3*): 2 ft
at 6.00 a.m.
That wind of yesterday has eased off and it’s a bit cooler too but in spite of that blanket of silver cloud cover it is still dry and pleasant. A contrast to that dramatic storm last night! A night of thunderclaps and lightning and sudden downpours but it’s dry enough and bright enough and a little fresher this morning.
The surf is as pretty as a picture, a foot or two with a light offshore on it making for little waves that are peeling and peeling, all hollow and clean. And, as always when it’s like this, you cannot help but wonder why it’s so rarely like this when it’s pumping?
So, right now it’s all knee to hip high gliders with some bigger ones sliding onto the lineup every ten minutes or so.
It does look like a proper little swell though and that makes you think that it should build, although these real small neap tides (only 3 metres ish of tidal movement) aren’t going to be helping it that much. There’s a bit of an angle to it, those swell lines sliding across the Reef rather than hitting head on.
I reckon that it just might be very good in a while, maybe very, very good!
And of course it’s going to brighten up!
We have just received our Pukas Inspiration Project Ts featuring an image of Toby taken by Cheyne and put together by those fine artisans at Pukas in Spain (they’re the guys that make boards for Mr Gabriel Medina).
So, if you want to go shopping this weekend, why not drop in on us? We have loads of new stuff hanging on the rails ready for Summer!
Summer wetsuits from O’Neill, Xcel and Alder are hanging alongside surf accessories from FCS and O&E while Reef flip flops are sat next to Vans beach and skate shoes. The newly launched Vissla range of clothes are alongside rails of Brixton Mfg, Captain Fin Co, Reef, Lost, Coastees and the newly in Passenger range as well as our our own Shop logo’d garments.
We have sunglasses from Bolle, Ray Ban and now the brand new dBlanc (and how great are they!)!
Time for a new board for Summer?
Then take your pick from our wide range of boards. We have longboards, short board, fun boards, soft boards, finless boards and all sorts! Al Merrick, Haydenshapes, Meyerhoffer, Sol Life, …Lost, Beach Beat, Hawaiian Soul and Webber, we should have something to suit!
And if we haven’t got it, we can get it!
So, drop in on us this weekend if you’re around the area!!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It is absolutely flat again around here this morning, still and calm and pleasant and relaxing and beautiful but flat.
It looks like it might just be SUP heaven here with that very light south to south easterly breeze barely wafting into the bay yet. And the visibility in that water is fantastic lately with clear views all the way. I guess that that is one of the benefits to SUPping, the perspective that you gain while standing and looking down. You just seem to be able to see a lot more.
Anyway, there ain’t no surf here, not today.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:30 (2.5m) High Tide: 13:03 (5.6m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 8th June 2014
With only a hint of luck we should be enjoying some wonderful waves today, for part of the day at least.
A half decent three foot plus swell should be sliding our way, a ten second wave pulse rhythmically flowing shoreward.
The wind shouldn’t be too strong, a steady south to hopefully south easterly, holding and folding those waves to our liking.
And it should be bright enough too.
Yep, it could just be a good ‘un!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The weekend could still go either way, for waves as well as the weather.
The surf should be bigger, a couple of feet for Saturday, maybe getting a bit bigger for Sunday.
The wind shouldn’t be too strong and is likely to blow mainly from the south, with just a chance of twitching to the south east at any time for any length of time over the weekend. Which is good and maybe not so good; it should be good to improve the shape of any waves but could also flatten any little waves too!
So, you’re going to have to be on it again to get the best out of it this weekend!
But with an eye on the tides and an eye on the wind, we should be able to enjoy some fun and clean surf.
Some forecast sites are showing mainly bright weather for Saturday afternoon through Sunday while others are showing rain and gloom throughout!
Hmm, I’m going with the brighter stuff, so you might want to wear some waterproofs!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!