Constantine (2*): 2 to 3 feet
at 6.15 a.m.
There’s a steady southerly wind blowing those big black storm clouds along, sending them packing up the coast and beyond.
And there’s a big and bright, blue patch of sky opening up as today unfolds. There was a bit of rain earlier and it was heavy but not the biblical tempest that was being talked of yesterday.
Hmm, I wonder if those forecasts have got it wrong?
Then again, that wind is gusting occasionally!
Anyway, right now it’s a bit breezy but the sky is brightening quickly.
The surf is a couple to three feet, quite clean at the moment, a little hesitant still but that should change.
The size should change too, it should double in size on this afternoon’s incoming tide but then the wind is likely to be slipping around more to the west too and that is going to chop it up.
So, we should be seeing some roaring three to four foot surf growling up the beach as the tide returns through the afternoon, all a little bit choppy, all a bit mixed up but generally okay.
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s as flat as flat can be again around here this morning.
That could change, should change, through the middle of the day. By the middle of this afternoon we should be seeing a couple of feet or so of perhaps not quite so clean as it is right now surf.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:04 (0.8m) High Tide: 17:59 (7.6m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 11th August 2014
A gusting south westerly wind is going to be pushing those clouds along again today.
A mixed day of sunshine and showers in that blowing wind with three to four feet of mixed up and choppy surf is waiting for us.
Harlyn might just be the place with the best surf locally today, that wind blowing across the each but maybe keeping just enough south in it to help to shape those not very big waves.
Three feet of closet out Harlyn?
It has been a while!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
As the remnants of Tropical Storm Bertha blow themselves onto our shores, a windblown and mixed up, close-fetch swell is likely to be rolling our way for most of the week.
We were hoping for a slingshot swell to have hooked our way before the winds arrived but that hasn’t happened. Single digit wave periods are going to make the paddles fun, those bouncy and mixed up waves testing your reflexes after those weeks of tiny surf.
At least we will have waves to drop in on before turning instead of those paddle-stand-and-turn little waves of the last how long!