Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
at 8.15 a.m.
It’s another wet ’n windy one even though last night’s storms have eased to a less dramatic onshore blow.
The sunrise is a golden sunburst of a dawn, the sort of sunrise that is spectacular but that you know does not bode well for a pleasant day at the beach!
And so that wind is punishing the unsizeable surf, those biggish waves being toppled and pushed, tugged and pulled and bounced by that gusting westerly.
It’s cold too!
Apart from that though….!
Let’s have a little look at Harlyn….
Harlyn (2*): 4 to 5 feet
The surf is all bit disorganised around here this morning too.
It is probably a good four or five feet but pretty lumpy and hesitant. The tide is just off high and so there is probably a bit of backwash to add to the wind’s effect. The wind is a powerful westerly with maybe just a fraction of southerly to it.
The good news is that the forecasts are showing that there should be a very gradual shift more towards the south as the day goes on and so it should all slowly improve.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:08 (2.0m) High Tide: 08:45 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 12th January 2015
More stormy conditions are blowing our way with the wind having slipped more to the south west, those gusts still expected to hit the 40 to 50 mph region in the morning.
And so Harlyn is going to be flexing its muscles today, the surf expected to be much bigger again with a solid swell pushing its weight into the mix.
Anywhere sheltered from the wind is going to be the place to head today, all those super sheltered spots should be getting at least some swell!
I’m probably heading up the motorway early and so there might not be a surf report for this Monday!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Those strong winds are likely to continue to dominate through this coming week. Gales and storms are lining up to blow through for pretty much the entire week, mainly staying from the south west but maybe slipping more westerly towards the back half of the week.
And so Harlyn is the place to check locally. Our winter sanctuary and home to some bowling right-handers amidst a host of thumping close-outs! You have to be nimble of foot and sharp of mind to really enjoy Harlyn, especially at low tide. But it is our winter salvation, the place to head for when most other places are blown out.
So stand tall and enjoy those sand sucking Harlyn barrels, we should have a week or two of them ahead!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!