At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 3 to 4 feet.
A bright enough and cheery enough morning is opening the day for us, a light westerly breeze drifting into the bay and toppling the thick and strong looking surf.
Three to four feet of rolling surf is pushing up the beach, the onshore breeze not affecting the shape too much, those swell lines keeping some form.
It’s hardly perfect but it does looks rippable and fun with some of those sets looking a bit chunky too!
Harlyn (3*): 2 to 3 feet.
Pleasant looking little lines of waves are managing to find their way in here this morning, a couple to three feet of clean and sparkling, fun surf with enough bright weather to make it even more enjoyable.
The dropping tide might take away some of the surf’s strength but it shouldn’t disappear entirely.
This afternoon’s pushing tide should show some smallish but clean and fun surf with enough sunshine to keep almost everyone happy!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:36 (1.0m) High Tide: 18:32 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 2nd September 2016
Light south westerly winds are likely to be slopping the three feet or so of fairly close together swell at our main surf breaks while that same wind will blow offshore, keeping the wave faces clean at our sheltered spots like Harlyn.
So it looks like one of those days when we have to choose between bigger but lumpier surf on our more exposed beaches or smaller but better shaped surf at the sheltered spots.
It is nice to have a choice though!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
These onshore winds seem set to plague us right into the weekend, staying mainly south westerly up until Sunday before switching more to the north west. But along with those winds there should be a building swell pushing quite hard into our bays and coves and maybe just keeping enough shape to be good at one or two breaks.
So Saturday is looking like a typical Harlyn day with some three to four foot swells rolling around the headland before exploding onto the sand, a mid-teens wave-period indicating this swell’s power.
There should still be plenty of swell around for Sunday but the wind looks as though it could just ruin the shape at most breaks along this coast. Whether it will be big enough to get some surf around to the far coast, we’ll have to wait and see!
In the meantime, there’s plenty of swell, the wether’s pretty reasonable and the wind isn’t too unfriendly!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!