At 6.45 a.m:
Constantine (0*): Flat.
A silver blanket of gentle gloom is shrouding the bay this morning, the wind steadily breezing offshore and the waves trying oh so hard to be rideable.
Sets of almost waves are gliding ashore infrequently, all smooth and peeling and glassy and attractive looking but really very tiny. If you spend any time on the beach today you will end up paddling out, more in hope than expectation and I guess that one or two of those gliders will make it worth your while but there’s a long wait between those tiny ripples and an even longer wait for that very occasional rideable one.
It might (might!) just show a little more on this afternoon’s tide.
Harlyn (0*): Flat.
It’s as flat as it can be again here this morning.
Tiny, tiny, offshore shaped lines are smoothly sliding ashore, miniature ripples peeling across hidden sandbars. But none of them can float a person, not today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:23 (1.1m) High Tide: 18:13 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 22nd April 2016
So, that longboard that’s tucked away in the garage(shed / loft / wherever), have you dragged it out and cleaned it up yet?
Well it will be the weapon of choice for today!
It should be one of those days of small but friendly little waves, knee high little gliders peeling into the offshore breeze.
Until that superlight breeze swings onshore in the afternoon that is!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
These small but clean surf conditions are likely to be with us into the weekend, the weather a little gloomy as the week ends but brightening beautifully as the weekend kicks in.
Tiny but still squeaky clean waves are going to tempt us through Friday morning, with maybe glassier conditions spilling in by the afternoon.
A cold north easterly will be blowing offshore again by Saturday morning, blocking the foot or so of smooth and attractive looking but still tiny little surf from building too much.
A bright and cheerful day will be tempered by that cold wind again though. Beautiful in the lee of that wind, chilly when exposed to its northern bite.
The wind will probably settle to the north for Sunday, again that chilling and stinging coldness being dragged down to us from up there and making for some bumpier surf than we have seen for a while as well.
So, a pleasant weekend of bright but chilly weather with only small surf, staring out clean and inviting, gradually becoming a little bumpier and sloppier as we go along.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!