Surf Report for Sunday 1st May 2016

At 6.50 a.m:

Constantine (1*):  0 to 1 foot.

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A grey but milder morning is quietly dawning around us on this May Day, the breeze light and from the south west, a few light rain drops scattered in the sky.
The surf is almost flat again with barely a foot of weak and pointless looking waves scrambling ashore, the breeze trying to push some enthusiasm into it all but not yet managing it.
It might build just a little through the day, there is a low pressure system out there and this breeze is supporting any swells that might hobble our way but I can’t imagine it getting any bigger than a couple of feet or so!
Still, the fly boys should just be able to find some ramps again to launch their air attacks on those tiny boards – if they’re good enough, while the old timers should find just enough to cruise their old logs on.

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Harlyn (0*):  Flat.

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The surf is pretty much as flat as can be at Harlyn this morning, those tiny ripples slapping the sand in desperation, while the breeze gently blows offshore, hinting at what could be.
It’s unlikely that we will see anything rideable here today but it could be a great place to launch a SUP!

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  19:32  (2.3m)              High Tide:  12:57  (5.6m)

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Surf Forecast for Monday 2nd May 2016

We might just see some small but prettily shaped little surf at Harlyn in the morning with maybe a bit of a blasting but offshore (at Harlyn) wind.
But that won’t last long, just as the surf starts to show some more rideable size, the wind is likely to revert back to the north west, onshore at every surf break on this coast.

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Surf Conditions for the Holiday Weekend

That cold northerly wind has been dominating much of this week, chopping up the tiny windswell of the last how long!
And there’s no sign of any immediate change for the weekend.
There is a depression moving up and across the atlantic which should send some waves our way eventually but there is also that one moving around up north and creating these annoying winds.
So, Saturday is likely to be a chilly but sunny day with only small and wind chopped waves washing along our coast. Our best hope is that the wind eases back through the day as it shifts more to the west, at least allowing the surf to clean up a little bit!
Sunday should see the wind shift to the south west and so should help to push through that newly building swell. And, if it gets big enough quickly enough then we might just be enjoying a foot or so of offshore shaped Harlyn by Sunday afternoon or evening.
That should continue well into Bank Holiday Morning, with a half decent couple of feet of offshore Harlyn surf to play in before visiting May Day in Padstow. Which might be little bit damp here and there!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!