Constantine (4*): 3 to 4 ft and glassy
at 6.15 a.m.
It’s as pleasant a day as we could hope for this morning, a peaceful and gentle morning with Muntjac wandering the lanes (it was only a while ago that I didn’t know what a muntjac was!), the fiery red fox at the beach and a strangely subdued air of birdsong.
And the surf is as beautiful as the weather.
A well spaced and strong looking swell is kicking into the bay, throwing the peak out at HTC. There are a few earlybirds already out there and grabbing some warping and bouncy ones, those hollow little sections reaching for the sand.
It’s a steady three feet with way bigger sets marching through, making for an almost double lineup out there. The choice of sitting inside and grabbing wave after wave, or taking the possible frustration of sitting way out and waiting for those axing set waves.
I’ve always slightly envied those who do that, I have never had the patience to sit way out there hoping for those bigger sets and whenever I do, they disappear.
Until I paddle back in!
But others enjoy that strategy, clocking up those long, long surf sessions. What about you?
Well, whatever your preference, there is some great surf rolling our way today, the breeze is light and offshore, the sky is bright enough, a bit hazy but still bright and the air is mild.
Got any days off reserved?
And on that subject, we are still looking for a couple of staff here, if you know anyone?
Harlyn (1*): 1 ft and glassy
It is pretty flat looking around here this morning, until those sets that have enough in them swing all the way around the headland and back into the high tide bay.
It’s only a foot (or two at the very most) even when that happens though, although I wonder what it was like just ahead of high tide?
Anyway, right now it is tiny and erratic.
There’s a long wait for those sets that aren’t breaking properly when they do arrive. And with the tide dropping out all morning there’s unlikely to be much breaking here before this evening. And then it’s only likely to be small.
No, it’s the other side today, just take your pick of any of the main surf breaks, probably from North Devon to Land’s End. They will all have great surf today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:56 (0.8m) High Tide: 18:47 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 16th May 2014
It looks like it might be a little smaller today but still with the lightest of winds. And those little waves will have travelled a long way to get ever, building their strength all the way.
Yep, it’s probably going to be a couple of feet but a fun couple of feet with shape and some power to it all.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
It is all looking pretty fabulous for the back half of this week!
As high pressure takes control of the weather, there is a little swell generating depression out there, spinning some quite small but immaculately shaped little waves our way. Well, when I say ‘little’, it could be a half decent three feet or maybe just a bit bigger at its peak.
These light offshore breezes and clear, bright skies are likely to hang around at least for a couple of days and so it is all looking very pleasant as we go into the weekend!
The weather might just haze over a bit for Sunday but it should stay calm enough with only light breezes forecast. Those breezes are likely to be onshore for a day or two at pour main surf breaks. We’ll have to wait and see if any waves manage to get around to those cleaner, more sheltered breaks.
But before that we should be enjoying a period of fabulous weather and enjoyable surf!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!