Constantine (1*):  3 to 4 feet  and blown out

at 8.10 a.m.


It’s a gloomy one this morning, the wind lasting through from the west north west, a cold and wet wind which is doing nothing at all for the surf.
There is a thickish swell swirling around out there but it’s smaller than expected at not much more than three or four feet. That will change soon enough as bigger swells start to march through, probably this afternoon. But conditions are unlikely to improve any time soon, aside from it brightening up a lot around lunchtime. But these north westerlies seem to have made themselves at home for a while!  Check the forecast and charts for the coming week below, that is some serious surf headed our way!  Good luck to the guys in Portugal and Ireland who have been dreaming of these big days!
Anyway, it’s a mixed up and messy scene out there today, the cold wind just adding to the lack of appeal. I think that there are many other things to do today, including another jaunt into Padstow to enjoy more of what the Padstow Christmas Festival has to offer. With more celeb chefs there than you can shake a celery stick at along with over 100 artisans and producers, it’s the place to be for some exquisite food and drink and is now being rated as the ‘number 1 food festival’ by some out there.
It is hard work to go hungry around here you know.

Rogue Chefs

There are more celebrity chefs than you can shake a celery stick at in Padstow for the Christmas Festival this weekend!
Full English Bekky anyone?
Pic: Radio Cornwall (Daphne Skinnard)

Harlyn (1*):  2 to 3 feet and blown out


No, that biting wind is clawing its way straight in here this morning, making a complete mess of the only quite small surf anyway.
That big, fat, full moon is looking serene in amongst all those clouds that are scurrying around the sky though and that makes it worth being here, if only for a moment.
But our best chance for some clean surf is the other coast, if it’s big enough?

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  12:05  (1.2m)          High Tide:  17:56  (7.2m)


Surf Forecast for Monday 8th December 2014

It looks like the start to a lively week of stormy surf and stormy weather.
There should be some bigger waves around in the morning but that wind is still driving in from the north west, gusting onshore and destroying any chance of clean surf. Sop, it’s looking like a short wave-period, mixed up, choppy and sloppy, cold start to the week.
But have you seen the forecasts yet?
I think that it might just be time to book a flight!



Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week

A stormy week lies ahead!
There’s a deep, deep low motoring across the north atlantic, full of wind and water and aiming pretty much our way.
So, the week should start out as one of those fairly typical winter ones with north westerly winds destroying the five to six feet of close fetch and mixed up surf while bringing along plenty of rain. And that is likely to roll through Tuesday too.
But as we go into the middle of the week then the swells from that big and deep depression out there should start to reach us.
By Wednesday it should be booming through, double digits in size and double digits in wave-period too. You’re going to have to search out super sheltered spots to be in with any chance of a surf and even then, take it easy – it is going to be BIG!
The south coast is the obvious place to take a little look at. There should be plenty of swell getting around there so it will be just a case of finding the right break to be working in these conditions.
I’m taking a flight out to a hopefully surf washed lump of rock somewhere in the Atlantic (if it’s not too windy to fly!) midweek, so there will be no surf report for a week or so from Tuesday but it’s going to be too big and too windy here for most of the week, easing back through the weekend and into next week.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!