At 6.50 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
The wind is not as strong as was forecast for this morning, a steady sou’ westerly is lightly breezing into the bays but it is still fresh enough to bump and slop the thick and chopped swells into lumping and rolling, cresting waves.
It’s big out there, not huge but big enough.
And picturesque between those squally downpours too!
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 5 feet
A lot of people with surfboards might have forgotten to put their clocks back for this morning, that or word is out that Harlyn is doing its mighty thang! The carpark is already rammed!
The sou’ westerly breeze (and it is not much more than a breeze)is lightly blowing straight offshore to meet that thick and solid four foot swell face on. The result, as always, is to turn those walling close-outs into more for a stuttering and churning, sand drenched, closing out barrel.
Ah, what joy!
There must be forty plus already out though, so take it easy!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:30 (2.6m) High Tide: 12:38 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 26th October 2020
Ah, that wind is forecast to back to the west north west, which is annoying when we have such a solid if a bit lumpy and windswept swell running into the bays.
So everywhere on this coast is going to be onshore blown and torn by that wind.
South coast anyone?
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Hopefully you enjoyed the weekend’s swells and better-than-predicted conditions?
Maybe a little bigger and heavier than some would like it?
Well my friends, as that mythical legend “Bear’ might have said, “that was the lemon next to the pie!”.
If you want to see what the mighty North Atlantic can really throw at us, hang around until midweek – it’s likely to get REALLY big by then!
So if you have been putting the hours in and have those fitness levels fine-tuned, have reasoned with your friendly psychoanalyst about the re-birthing nature of riding bigger waves and truly enjoy paddling around in the mayhem and chaos of a madly mixed up and stormy winter North Atlantic, well then your time has come.
Go out and wax down that rhino chaser that has been stored in the loft for the last how long and paddle out into oblivion!
I’ll watch, thanks!
But with a bit of hunting about and goose chasing along the coast, you might just score those spots that come alive every once in a while. Those mysto surf spots that are whispered about in dark corners, those spots which break so rarely that they become the stuff of myth and legend.
They are the places to search for a real proper surf session. But don’t turn up mob-handed, that’s never appreciated by anyone!
Anyway, back to the reality of this next week, North Westerly winds are going to chop and slop the six foot swells expected through Monday, calling for a trip south to find some cleaner waves.
Harlyn should show some fun waves in the three feet size range by Tuesday morning but get in quick before those north westerlies junk it all out again.
And then Big Wednesday will show us the real power of an angry Atlantic Ocean.
There will be a handful of breaks in Britain that will take the swell today but they may well be worth the journey – but only if you have already put the hours in!
And then as quickly as it came it will be gone, a talked about memory of a swell.
Biggish Harlyn will have to suffice for the rest of the week, those angry, sand-swilling barrels of low tide Harlyn looking to snap yer board as lightly as a twig!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!