Constantine (0*): 3 to 4 feet
at 8.05 a.m.
Ah, the shortest day, or longest night? Whichever way you look at it, it’s all downhill to Summer now!
But I do like those ‘proper’ winter months of January and February with empty beaches and stormy swells, those powerful waves, all dark and threatening.
In the meantime though it is all a bit yuk down in the bay this morning. The surf is a lazy, messy and weak looking three to maybe four feet of wind messed slop, the slacker student of atlantic surf with no clear direction to move in on this dark and windy Sunday morning.
The surf here is reluctant to clamber awake this morning and it might have the right idea.
But the wind has changed direction, slipping back to more of a south westerly.
So, let’s go check Harlyn…..
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Harlyn (3*): 2 building to 3 feet
It’s looking okay around here this morning, smallish but not too bad.
The tide is just drifting off low and so it is probably at its smallest about now, a couple of feet of offshore blown little barrels are snapping ashore. The wind seems to be settled from the south west, so it should stay offshore all day.
We should be seeing a very fun and half decent three feet or so of fairly typical Harlyn surf as the tide rises through this afternoon.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:56 (1.3m) High Tide: 16:47 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 22nd December 2014
The wind looks fresh again, a blustery and blowy west sou’ westerly pushing and pulling at the hedgerows, slopping the surf out at the main surf breaks but grooming it maybe at some of the sheltered spots.
It looks like another ‘Harlyn or not in’ kind of dayand it should be quite bit bigger too.
Four to five feet of sand dredging Harlyn barrels? That’ll do nicely!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
South westerly going westerly winds are going to dominate the start of this Christmas week, a strong blow through to shake the Christmas decorations and junk the surf at all of the main surf breaks locally.
It’s looking like a typical Harlyn week ahead of us, starting out quite big too!
Five feet plus of thick and grey surf is likely to be standing tall at Harlyn as the tides stretch themselves out towards springs as we go along.
There are going to be some big and bowling waves coming through for the start of the week,five foot plus for Monday getting bigger on Tuesday. That wind though looks like it will annoyingly slip further around to the north as Christmas arrives.
But then that is always an excuse for a trip down south! It should be as pretty as a picture down ether, all the way through Christmas.
Have a fantastic Christmas, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!