At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 4 to 6 feet
A blustery old southerly wind is spraying cold wetness across the already rain-sodden and murk filled bays on this Sunday morning, the sky, sea and headland merging into a blur of yellow grey.
Grey and slow moving swells are hardly bothering to tumble onto the shore, they have a little size to them but you couldn’t say it was in any way dynamic. It’s more of a shuffling kind of surf on one of those wet ‘n breezy mid-December mornings.
You might prefer to roll over, pull the duvet higher and snuggle up to a loved one.
Or we could go check out Harlyn……
Harlyn (3*): 2 to 3 feet
Yep, the front row (of Harlyn car park) is filled already, usually a sign that the surf is a couple of feet and offshore cleaned – which it is with the odd only slightly bigger wave jumping ashore.
It’s a typical winter’s Harlyn Sunday with the breeze, that really wet rain and the surf but sadly missing the Pub and the snack van.
The surf should build and improve on this afternoon’s tide though!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:15 (1.2m) High Tide: 16:09 (7.4m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 14th December 2020
A south westerly wind is likely to be pushing behind an already thumping swell as it crashes onto the Cornish coast.
Ten feet plus of thick, powerful and angry north Atlantic surf is likely to be crashing into the bays and coves up and down our coastline, lighting up those more infrequently surfed, sheltered spots.
Take it easy out there if you’re going for it ‘cos there aren’t many around to bail you out if you’ve misjudged things!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A wild and woolly week is waiting for us as a hard blowing sou’ wester blasts us into a wet ‘n windy stretch of big swells.
Big waves are going to be pushed along hard by that wind through the start of the week, making for some sizeable surf even at the sheltered surf spots like Harlyn and there’s going to be little or no let up all week long.
The wind should ease a little through midweek but only for a while and not by that much.
Locally, Harlyn is going to be the popular spot to aim for but even Harlyn is going to be pretty serious if you’re not surf fit and confident. Ten feet plus is expeceted for most of the week and it’s going to be a crunchy and powerful, rip strewn ten feet too – not the place for making many misjudgements!
And if you do go wandering off in search of those tucked away little spots that need big, big swells to light up, then remember that you’re likely going to be on your own if you end up in any difficulty!
If in doubt – don’t go out!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!