At 6.40 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 0 to 1 foot
It’s a moody and gloomy one this morning, the bay hemmed in by a saturating murk and mist. But it’s mild enough and the north westerly breeze is barley noticeable, it’s one of those ones where you can lose yourself in the coastal atmosphere of an early summer dullness.
The tiny waves aren’t really rideable either, there might be a longboardable little surf just before high tide this afternoon but even that is going to be borderline at best.
It could brighten up by this afternoon but that’s not a given either!
Harlyn (0*): 0 to 1 foot
A thick blanket of murk and sizzle is snuggled over Harlyn this morning, the brooding and silent bay having a sleep-in. There’s barely a ripple of surf washing onto the sand but that sea still looks inviting. It’s always nice to get in the sea on days like this as well, there’s something deeply comfortable about wallowing around in the water amongst the mist and mizzle of a damp Cornish summer morning.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:36 (1.9m) High Tide: 16:32 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 19th June 2020
West sou’ westerly winds are hopefully going to be blowing away that settled murk and mizzle of the previous couple of days and it’s also going to blow some waves our way too. We should be bouncing around on a couple to three feet of wind slopped little waves at our more swell exposed surf breaks, fin draggingly small at the tiny but cleaner spots like Harlyn.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Onshore winds are going to push fresher (and damper) air our way this weekend at the same time as dragging some lumpy and bumpy but bigger surf our way.
Saturday will be offering that same decision whether to surf bigger but sloppier main breaks or slip to the cleaner sheltered spots which might still be tiny. That’ll be three foot Constantine versus one foot Harlyn, Constantine being bumpy and ruffled, Harlyn being sharper and cleaner but maybe tiny.
By Sunday there should be some decent size to that swell though, a decent six feet of thick and brooding, still lumpy swell surging along the coast. Throw in the Spring tide pull too and we could be enjoying some decent three to four feet of Harlyn close-out heaven, or opt for the paddleathon that will be Constantine.
Bear a thought for Arthur Davies who is making up for missing out the Irish Iron Man event that was cancelled for this weekend by swimming and trotting and biking around the local area (as well as braving the Devon boarder on the bicycling part) just to raise money to help out the local volunteer lifeguards.
They still need kit (rescue boards, PPE etc, etc) and support and are devoting their skills, experience, knowledge and expertise for nothing in an attempt to keep some level of safety at our local beaches.
These local volunteers are devoting their efforts with little back-up support equipment or reward.
So if you can drop a penny or two into this fundraiser then it might prove to be one of the more worthwhile appeals to support: https://gf.me/u/x8u3y4
And if you are around why not nip down and cheer Arthur on! He should be skipping sprightly back to the bay sometime late afternoon, or early evening or…..
OPEN TODAY 10 TILL 1!!
We feel that we can now provide a safe service at Constantine Bay Surf Store to all of our customers, adhering to social distancing advice and using the very best cleaning and disinfecting agents.
We carry enough hire stock to allow for a 72 hour ‘quarantine’ of previously hired items following a thorough wash-through of each hire item in an enzyme based cleaner. Wipes and wash are available to our customers and we will be restricting the number of customers within Constantine Bay Surf Store at any one time.
New wetsuits may be taken away to try in the comfort of your home, any returns again being ‘quarantined’ for 72 hours before being re-displayed.
Since our cosy shop is too small to offer social distancing compliance for more than one or two customers at a time, we will strictly control the number of customers entering at any one time. Please bear with us on this, we cannot yet think of an alternative!
Constantine Bay Surf Store is now simply screened and will continually be cleaned and disinfected on an ongoing basis, all pay points wiped after each transaction.
An outdoors pay point will be available when weather allows.
If you require anything else at all during this time please email us at [email protected] or telephone 01841 520250.