At 7.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 5 feet.
There’s mizzle in the air, a dampness cloying and clinging.
And it’s breezy too.
The south westerly wind is gusting and tugging and toppling three to four to five foot tall waves, a mess of greyness in the early damp morning. The air is (relatively) mild but the wind is making it feel chillier.
A south westerly wind combined with a building swell will usually indicate junk conditions at Constantine but offshore clean conditions at Harlyn and so it is this morning.
So let’s skip across the headland and have a look-see…….
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet and building.
Word is out that Harlyn should get good! The front row of the car park is occupied while a dozen or so are in the water already.
The tide is about half way out on the drop, so conditions are probably at their weakest right now but even so, half decent three foot peaks are unfolding onto that compacted sand.
The occasional spinning little barrel is tripping off the rock but the peak just over looks better right now.
The surf should build, especially with this afternoon’s tide but there are already some pleasantly hollow and snappy little ones rushing in.
Yep, it’s looking promising and should only get better and better!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:43 (0.9m) High Tide: 17:34 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 27th February 2017
Winter storm swells are likely to be pounding our way today, a hard blowing sou’ wester tipping the tops off those swell lines in the open ocean.
Six to eight feet of thick and lumpy, bumpy swells are going to be breaking hard all along the coast.
Even Harlyn is likely to be sizeable today, four to six feet and bigger of offshore honed and sand filled barrelling surf is expected to be grinding onto the sand all day long providing plenty of thrills and spills for those who are keen!
And all those other little tucked away secret spots that only fire up on a sou’ westerly wind and pumping swell combo should be attracting our attention too!
Have fun but take it easy too!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Blasting winds and exploding swells are going to take us into this week, the west sou’ westerly howling winds of the weekend strengthening through Monday before slipping to the north west for Tuesday. That will make it all feel a lot chillier as well as blowing out the surf at pretty much all of our local breaks.
So the magnificence of Monday’s big and offshore shaped surf at Harlyn will quickly be replaced with a chase over to the far coast on Tuesday in an attempt to find somewhere clean enough and sheltered enough!
It should easily be big enough!
Things should calm down a bit by midweek, the wind easing, although not completely disappearing, a steady west sou’ westerly for most of the time, allowing Harlyn to settle into a three foot and okay kind of rhythm.
So, as meteorological Spring arrives we should be seeing plenty of surf with mixed weather conditions, ending up probably being okay at places like Harlyn for most of the time!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!