At 6.05 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 6 feet
The wind and rain of an Autumn morning is washing down the countryside this morning, the wind not quite as strong nor the rain as heavy as was maybe forecast. But storm Hector is still pushing a bit of a blow our way, those heavily flowered hedgerows swaying and dancing while the restless surf boils.
Four or five feet of mixed and chopped, wild surf is flinging itself into the bay, an exciting mess of waves compared to the last few weeks. A much less tranquil sea is just reminding us of its moody power as it shuffles the sand around at high tide. The wind is pretty much west sou’ westerly right now, although forecast to back more northerly soon enough.
Before then though, let’s have little look at Harlyn:
I’m disappearing for a few days so there will be no surf report until next week.
Our surf forecast for the weekend is below (at www.constantinesurf.com) though.
Harlyn (2*): 2 to 3 feet
The seven and a half metre tide is too high to allow the three feet or so of looping surf to break properly but you can see some decent waves sliding through the high tide depths at Harlyn.
It is a little frustrating as the wind is forecast to swing more northerly as the tide drops, making for choppier and sloppier conditions.
Let’s hope that the wind takes longer to change than predicted, it would be nice to drop into a few heavier little Harlyn barrels before the chop sets in!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:53 (0.7m) High Tide: 18:45 (7.5m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 15th June 2018
Onshore, westerly winds are likely to be supporting and strengthening the four feet plus of strong but lumpy swell as it washes along the coast, our main surf breaks getting a little out of control, our more sheltered spots (Harlyn) still being slopped at least a little by that wind.
But it will be sunny and bright if a little breezy and there will be loads of surf, even if the quality might not be that great!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Well it all had to change sometime didn’t it?
We do have some windier and more changeable weather to look forward to as this week winds down, a deep Atlantic depression, storm Hector, pushing past to the north, carried quickly by in those powerful gusts of the jet stream.
And so we will have some chunky and windswept swells rolling our way to change the sandbanks and shake up the beaches.
That wind is likely to start out from the west and north west but we should be looking to Harlyn for some very decent three to four feet and hollow surf by Friday as that wind finally swings in from the south west.
The wind could vary on Saturday, only by a few degrees but those few degrees will make the difference between quite good Harlyn or much harder work Harlyn. Either way though, Harlyn will be the main option locally.
Sunday might be a south coast day if everything stays as forecast.
This coast will be onshore everywhere, while the far coast should at least be clean at those usual spots.
And I will be away for a few days, hopefully gorging on some different coast waves if the plan works out! So there will be no surf report until next week.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!