At 7.25 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 3 to 4 feet.
A cold wind is screeching into the bay this morning, bringing in some superheavy and stinging showers with it.
Yep, a stormy westerly wind is trashing the three to four feet of already mixed up and bouncy, directionless surf, while blowing sand in your face just to add some feeling to the mix.
And yet it is still a fabulous place to have a wander this morning, a place to get the blood moving and feel alive! The sky is a Wolfgang Bloch retrospective, a stormy work in grey and devil blue, while the sea has all that and some green too.
We could be in for a bit of a storm this weekend but in the meantime this is a pleasant starter!
And the waves will be big later, a lot bigger by this evening but the winds aren’t likely to ease for a good while yet!
Harlyn (1*): 2 to 3 feet.
A couple of feet of windswept and lumpy, grumpy looking waves are flopping around the high tide line. The occasional bigger one looks a little more certain but even those three foot ones are slow moving and unbothered.
Nah, it’s not looking great! Well, it is if you were a seascape artist or a storm walker but there’s nothing here to interest a surfer today!
It should be a whole lot bigger by this evening but in the meantime, there are other things to do!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:27 (0.7m) High Tide: 19:21 (7.6m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 18th November 2016
Much bigger waves should be aiming our way by today, all driven wildly along by that stormy westerly wind.
So those big and powerful waves are going to be bounced and shaken by those strong onshore winds, making for unrideable conditions at most of our local breaks.
The far coast might have one or tow tucked away little spots that could be interesting if you fancy a bit of a surfari? But there won’t be much on this coast to tempt you!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
These winds are likely to continue to blow hard into the weekend, easing in strength and maybe even switching direction for a moment through late Saturday afternoon but for most of the time just gusting hard into the bays and making a choppy mess of those rolling windswept swells.
So, Saturday is likely to see a reduction in waves size after Friday’s bigger but still stormy surf and the wind should ease a little in strength too. But it is still going to be blowing a bit, still onshore and still pretty chilly too!
There is just a chance of the wind twitching offshore, just for a moment, on Saturday evening but that will be a full race before darkness!
And then Sunday will produce more onshore winds, blowing chilly, chilly air down from the north west, still onshore and still making a mess of the smaller surf.
Monday could see some offshore wind to smooth out those waves but the chances are that the surf could quickly drop in size as soon as it loses the support of those onshore winds!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!