At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 5 feet
The sky is quickly brightening from the west on an otherwise breezy and blustery, more autumn feeling morning as three to four feet and bigger of deep blue ocean waves topple and tumble ashore.
That wind is from the south, probably more south sou’ westerly, putting some bumps and lumps into some otherwise steep and fun looking wave faces.
So the sun is shining, the birds are singing and there are a lot of very surfable waves rolling along our coastline – enjoy!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet
A foot or two of offshore wind smoothed swell lines are shadowing through the depths of Harlyn this morning, the tide too high to allow those waves to crunch and zip across the sand as they will in an hour or two.
The guys are enjoying their early morning swim, the walk shortened and the water deeper as the sky clears and brightens.
It is looking like a fabulous day ahead for everyone at Harlyn today with a building swell, offshore winds and those bright and clear skies.
Don’t forget the sunblock!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:29 (0.7m) High Tide: 19:24 (7.7m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 21st August 2020
The weather bureaus are predicting ‘unseasonably’ strong winds and heavy weather for today as Storm Ellen struts her stuff but August is traditionally a bit of a stormy month resulting in many a catastrophe over the years, so I’m not sure why that’s not acknowledged?
Anyway, we can expect some big waves to be grinding their way onto our coastline all day long with brusque and angry south westerly winds pushing and shoving their way ashore.
Harlyn is going to be the local destination of choice with the wind whistling offshore to meet a good four to five feet of hollow and booming surf. Low tide is likely to be board snappingly good with some super hollow churners reeling their way in!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Storm Ellen is likely to have wreaked some havoc through the end of the week flinging some big, big swells our way and all of it being blown ashore by those strong gale force sou’ westerlies – as well as coinciding with this week’s big spring tides.
So this weekend will see the storm gradually easing to leave plenty of still big and angry surf gouging its way along the coastline.
Saturday’s south westerly gales should ease overnight as the wind backs more westerly into Sunday, those storm swells also weakening quite quickly from their Friday peak of eight to ten feet.
So we can still expect some testing conditions through Saturday with Harlyn beckoning, the wind howling offshore and four to six feet of sand filled low tide barrels looking to snap your board like a twig. The pre-high should be good with a little more time on offer to slip into those angry close-outs.
By Sunday there will be much more of a bump in the smaller surf at Harlyn, the westerly wind still blowing hard enough across the bay. Three feet of summer fun waves should keep everyone happy throughout the day though, even if the lifeguards will probably have a very busy day in the office!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!