At 6.35 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 6 to 8 feet
Leaden skies are about to unleash a day’s wetness over the bays this morning, that gnawing sou’ westerly wind fussing its way ashore while tumbling and barging the five or six feet tall waves.
It ain’t pretty and it ain’t cosy but there are waves if you want a battle.
The rest of us will have a squint over at Harlyn.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 5 feet
The car park is lively at Harlyn this morning, a pleasant banter between the pre-work crew and the Sunday cruisers with the occasional weekend warrior shuffling between.
And all because the waves are pumping.
Four feet plus of thick and grey waves are wedging into the bay and tumbling to shore with a thump.
There’s not a lot of shape to those waves even just ahead of high tide but that might just be that early morning thing, the lazy wake up of swirling tide and swell. The light wind is offshore here and should help to tidy things up as we go along today.
And it should be building in size today too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:03 (1.7m) High Tide: 20:56 (6.4m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 17th May 2021
North westerly breezes will slop the surf at all of our breaks today, which is a shame as we are expecting a thick enough four feet plus of swell to be rolling our way.
Hopefully that wind will stay light and allow the strength in the swell to make its own shape. And we might get an evening glass-off too if we’re lucky.
But it’s not looking too promising really.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Onshore breezes are going to frustrate what would otherwise be a promising start to this week.
With plenty of storm activity out in the Atlantic we can expect enough swell to keep us all happy but those winds will slop and chop and frustrate at all of our main surf breaks on this coast.
We should get an opportunity for cleaner conditions at Harlyn through Tuesday afternoon while the winds on Wednesday are expected to be variable, probably ending up bringing sloppier than we would like conditions to all the breaks again.
And then another low pressure will bumble over us towards next weekend bringing storming swells and more lively onshores!
Friday could just end up being fairly mighty at Harlyn – but that’s a long way off just yet!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!