At 7.10 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 0 to 1 foot
Another sun soaked and golden, fabulous day is unfolding around us this morning, the breeze light and still offshore, the birdsong echoing down the valley the sky clear and the surf tiny!
A foot or so of smoothly rolling swell is washing ashore just ahead of another huge high tide with a tiny peak almost breaking off the Reef but not quite. That breeze is north easterly and so has a little chilly sting to it but it is still offshore, still soothing and shaping those tiny waves.
Another gorgeous day awaits!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
The north easterly breeze is a little onshore here this morning putting just a little ruffle onto the surface of the sea but that is just about the only movement on the sea this morning, otherwise it is absolutely flat calm!
There’s hardly a wash along that still super high tide mark, making it an excellent place to launch for a paddle but it’s not the place for a surf today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:42 (0.6m) High Tide: 08:14 (7.7m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 2nd October 2015
Well, I’m sure that we are all enjoying this magical run of beautiful weather but the lack of surf is starting to become a little tedious!
And today is unlikely to be any different!
With little in the way of defined swell anywhere to be seen (other than the appearance of that low pressure low down to the lefthand side which might just throw some surf our way in a few days time) we are facing another day of a beautiful but almost flat sea.
If you can catch the tide just as it covers or uncovers those shallow bits then there might be a little peeler to glide upon but otherwise it is looking distinctly flat!
Surf Conditions for the End of the Week
It has been a beautiful start to this last week of September, the sun shining, the breeze comfortably offshore, along with some small but steady swell activity out in the atlantic.
Those waves are going to continue to be really small but gorgeously shaped as we go into the back half of the week, the size varying with the tide and those little pulses of swell.
So timing is going to make the difference between getting a fun session or paddling frustratingly in search of those mini ghost waves.
Late afternoons will probably continue to see the best conditions, just ahead of high tide. But even then it is likely to be still only tiny but with the breeze staying offshore and the sun continuing to shine, it should be worth dragging a longboard down for a mini-glide!
And that’s going to be the way of it through the weekend.
Saturday will see light and variable breezes while those tiny swell lines seek the shallows, the tide playing a big part in helping those tiny little waves to find somewhere to break. By Sunday the offshores should have returned, helping to groom those still small waves.
Saying that, it might be worth keeping your eyes on it through Sunday afternoon, that little low that is down to the south west of us might just start to send some little waves our way sooner than the computer models are predicting.
Otherwise it continues to be that frustration of just picking the optimum times of least wind, shallowest tide and biggest swell pulse. If you get it right it could be fun!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!