Surf Report for Thursday 21st August 2014

Constantine (0*):  Flat to 1 foot

at 6.10 a.m.

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It’s milder and a bit brighter this morning, the wind light and more from the west sou’ west than it has been. There are broody bits to the sky but the bright gaps are bigger than the cloud bundles. Yep, it looks like it should end up being another fine day ahead of us.
So it’s a shame that the surf isn’t all that.
There’s barely a foot of very lazy looking wash flowing in occasionally, a bit wishy washy and a bit sloppy too. That shouldn’t last too long though, once the tide turns we should see a little build in those waves leading to something more fun by lunchtime and early afternoon.
We should be dropping in on a couple of feet plus by then with some breezy sunshine on a mild and fun afternoon.

Not quite the conditions that the top surfers in the world have been enjoying at Teahupo’o in Tahiti! In a way it was quite nice to see a lay day, those massive and majestic, terrifying waves have been testing the elite ASP crew and keeping us awake well beyond our sleepy times!
You can catch up on the action at www.aspworldtour.com. And while waiting for tonight’s excitement (they are waiting for another pulse of huge swell over there!) we can scamper down to the bay and re-enact all the action in the magnificent surf of Cornwall in Summer!
Or you can follow the action at the Swatch Girls Pro down in France at www.swatchgirlspro.com. That is on all week and the girls are ripping! And it’s on during daylight hours!

 

Harlyn (0*):  Flat

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It is flat around here this morning, properly flat, flat.
The wind switch is showing here though with a cleaner surface to the sea than we’ve seen for a good while. It could be fun to drag a SUP out for a drift later, maybe as the tide fills in.
But we’re not going to go surfing, not here, not today.

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  09:35  (2.4m)           High Tide:  15:40  (6.0m)

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Surf Forecast for Friday 22nd August 2014

We could enjoy some better waves today. Nothing exceptional, just a bit better than it has been and with that brighter weather again.
The wind is likely to have returned to that annoying north westerly direction, chilling and not greta for any surf. But even so, we should be able to be riding a half decent couple to three feet of bumpy surf on the afternoon tide, under enough bright skies to keep everyone happy.

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Surf Conditions for the Weekend

It has been another week of onshore and chilling north westerly winds so far, a little taste of Autumn following all those weeks of wonderfulness.
But overall it is ending up being a bright enough week, the wind strength gradually easing while the sun eventually breaks through.
The surf has continued to be a little lacklustre and looks to be that way for a wee while yet. We are likely to be struggling to find anything bigger than a foot or hopefully two, especially as the week winds down. Thursday should see a little increase in wave size, a still inconsistent mix of waves, the odd two to three foot set making it worthwhile.
And that should be the way of it through the end of the week.
With a Bank Holiday weekend looming, all eyes are going to be on that weekend forecast. let’s hope that most of the not so good stuff has blown through by then! And that’s the way it is starting to look; a little low pressure to the west, a little high pressure above us.
That could be pleasant, if it happens!
In the meantime though, the end of the week is looking just a little better as the skies gradually brighten and those chilly winds slowly ease, while short pulses of close-fetch swell make the lineup just a little more interesting.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!