Constantine (1*): 2 ft
at 6.10 a.m.
It’s a bit chilly out there this morning with a brisk north westerly wind whipping across the bay.
The sun is trying to balance things but that wind does have a bite to it!
And the surf is being bothered by it too! The dark and twitchy sea is being buffeted, those maybe two foot waves bouncing and hesitating as they try to break with some purpose but are being pushed about a bit randomly. And so it’s not looking great for surfing this morning, not yet anyway.
The forecasts are showing that the wind should ease in strength as we go along and more settled weather should be taking control. We should be enjoying a whole different kind of day by the afternoon!
But the surf is likely to stay small and mixed up throughout. It’s going to be surfable but small and bumpy at best.
This evening’s high tide is probably going to show the best waves.
And thanks for all your comments regarding our re-vamped site and the images we are running each day. It’s obviously a work in progress but we’re getting there! Thanks to Mark at MiHi Digital too, a guiding hand when others had let us down. Here’s another view of this morning’s beach scene for you:
We have now received our new stock of Coastees Ts, depicting our local bays as well as receiving our Pukas ’Inspiration Project’ Ts featuring an image of Toby (Donachie) taken by Cheyne and put together by those fine artisans at Pukas in Spain (they’re the guys that make boards for Mr Gabriel Medina) and they’re all on the rails now!
Actually we have loads of new stuff hanging on the rails ready for this Summer’s visitors:
Summer wetsuits from O’Neill, Xcel and Alder are hanging alongside surf accessories from FCS and O&E while Reef flip flops are sat next to Vans beach and skate shoes. The newly launched Vissla range of clothes are alongside rails of Brixton Mfg, Captain Fin Co, Reef, Lost, Coastees and the newly inPassenger range as well as our our own Shop logo’d garments.
We have sunglasses from Bolle, Ray Ban and now the brand new dBlanc (and how great are they!) as well as EightyEight and Vision.
Time for a new board for Summer?
Then take your pick from our wide range of boards. We have longboards, short board, fun boards, soft boards, finless boards and all sorts! Al Merrick, Haydenshapes, Meyerhoffer, Sol Life, …Lost, Beach Beat, Hawaiian Soul and Webber, we should have something to suit!
And if we haven’t got it, we can get it!
So, drop in on us this week if you’re around the area!!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s flat and choppy around here this morning, a more wintery look to that sea than a late June expectation.
The wind is blowing straight in to the bay, making for a choppy sea surface, the little swell lines all jagged and disjointed. The wind will relax as the day goes on but it is still likely to be flat.
It’s the other side for a surf today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:47 (1.4m) High Tide: 19:43 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 30th June 2014
Conditions should be completely different today, that onshore wind of the weekend being replaced by a mainly offshore breeze. But the swell is likely to be small at best, maybe almost flat.
Hopefully the incoming tides will provide some rideable surf as the shallower sand banks are covered and uncovered. But a longboard is probably going to be your weapon of choice for the wave conditions that we expect today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A calm week is waiting for us as low pressure and high pressure systems drift around the north atlantic a little casually, the highs being a bit low and those lows being a little high. And so it’s all a bit samey, a weak little swell running onto the coastline, the winds light and not helpful to it but prettying those little waves up as they arrive at our beaches.
But there is a much more definite weather system approaching as we go into midweek, a fairly deep low pressure system driving with some purpose across from the west. It is a long way up to the north but we should still see some residual swell from it by midweek nevertheless.
Unless you want a trip north of the border? That could be fun, midge heaven but with plenty of decent surf for your troubles?
Until then it looks like the surf is going to be small and weak back here, pretty but borderline rideable as we go into the start of July.
It could very well end up being a week of two halves, starting out gently but livening up fairly suddenly as we go into the back half!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!