At 7.25 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 2 to 3 feet
I think that we might just have the makings of a lovely Sunday morning ahead of us!
The early morning sky is shaking itself awake as a bright dawn starts to lighten the background. The breeze is calm after last night’s blow-through and although it is chilly right now but it should soon warm up.
A couple of feet of surf is stumbling around at a lower tide than expected for a two hour drop and that should only improve as the day rolls on. That breeze is lightly drifting down from the north but barely noticeable. The wave faces are smooth even though those little waves are almost tripping over each other right now. Again though, that should all gradually improve as signs of a new swell slowly start to reveal themselves.
Yep, there’s no need to rush this morning, it’s all starting to look good for later!
Harlyn (0*): 0 to 1 foot
Tiny little waves are trying hard to make themselves noticed at Harlyn this morning while the sun gradually shoos away the remnants of last night’s wind. It is another moody, atmospheric and peace filled place to be this morning but you’re not going to get any surf.
That will have to wait till tomorrow!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:06 (1.2m) High Tide: 17:02 (7.4m)
Surf Forecast for Monday 8th October 2018
South westerly winds are going to replace those chill filled northerlies today, pushing a building swell into our bays as it settles into a steady bluster.
It’s going to be one of those days when we are choosing between three to four feet of chopped and slopped westerly facing surf breaks are a smaller but much cleaner two feet or so at the more sheltered breaks.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Brisk south westerly winds are going to be blowing some thick and lumpy four foot plus swells our way as autumn storms slide up the Atlantic, hopefully skirting around us while slingshotting some pleasantly strong swells our way for the start of this week.
So Harlyn is likely to be the more organised place to surf as the week gets under way, offering some clean surf probably more in the two to three foot range while the more swell exposed spots will be battling four feet plus swells with that wind pushing and shoving behind them.
By midweek the wind will probably back to the south east, offshore at our favourite surf breaks but maybe getting a little too strong through the afternoons and keeping the swell size a little below what it could be.
There should still be some size to it as we hit midweek, a sun brightened and (relatively) mild temperatured four feet plus of offshore hollowed surf is expected at all of the main surf breaks up and down the coast.
And then it should get big, maybe really big as we hit week’s end and then through the weekend, keeping some quality shape at most of our surf breaks if the forecasts remain as they are.
I think that the wind might just get a little too strong for periods so you will have to be keeping an eye on the charts as conditions change to get the best out of it.
So, all in all an excellent week with some serious surf lies ahead and I’m away to France to savour the delights of the Basque Country and the QuikPro France for a wee while. Charlie will be holding the fort at the shop while I’m away and we will resume the surf check when I get back in week or two.
Have a great week wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!