At 8.05 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
The blustering wind and squally downpours of last night’s blow-through are lazily being shoved aside by the gold scattered cloud towers of a late winter dawn this morning, bright blue stretches of something nicer easing their way above us.
The surf is windswept and broken up, six feet plus of messed up chop bouncing happily into the bay.
It’s nice to look at but you might not want to get too involved with any of it.
Harlyn (2*): 4 to 5 feet
The odd Covid refugee is hunkering down out of the wind in the Harlyn carpark this morning, the long night drive behind them, tier 4 something to talk about rather than endure.
Don’t get too close though, eh.
And the surf is pushing its way into the bay beneath the winter lightshow of an almost solstice sky.
The wind is on it, but some big and bowly right-handers are reeling across the bay, all energy and weight, dark and threatening but ultimately full of fun.
It should get bigger and it should get better as the day goes on.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:40 (2.1m) High Tide: 09:10 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 21st December 2020
Smaller waves are going to continue to be shoved around the place by more blustery sou’ westerly winds, Harlyn coming to our rescue again but with much smaller surf today.
It should be worth a wet though.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
The North Atlantic is another mixed up mess of low pressure systems, storms and wetness this week but hopefully most of the drama will slide by to the side of us, throwing some waves our way but maybe being kinder on the weather front.
Saying that, Harlyn is still going to be our ‘go-to’ surf break of the week, with mainly south westerly winds screeching along our coastline.
The swells likely to stay in the four to six feet range through the first half of the week, easing back a wee bit through Christmas Eve.
By Christmas Day we should be enjoying only small two foot waves but being groomed by a brisk north easterly wind blowing just offshore enough to make it clean and fun. But those north easterly winds are going to be cold!
We’ll enjoy plenty of sunshine but that wind is going to bite you!
And we’ll soon be back to fresh blowing, wet and dreary conditions as the post Christmas weekend settles into a blur of food, drink, long walks and short, sharp surfs.
Stay safe, stay happy and stay well wherever you are and whatever you’re doing and have yourself a very Merry Christmas!!