Constantine (2*): 2 feet
at 6.35 a.m:
The wind has continued to ease overnight but there is still a light westerly steadily blowing in, just strong enough to make the two feet or so of surf all a little crumbly and bumpy.
There’s lots of blue spreading through those bundles of cloud, vaguely promising some fine and bright weather as the day warms up, maybe.
The surf is likely to be a couple of feet throughout the day, a short period and weak little swell being easily affected by any wind. Although Matz (Ginsman-Trout) did manage to snap his (new) board last night but it is smaller and weaker this morning!
With the busy holiday weekend fast approaching, we have been busy in the shop, busy getting ready to be busy!
We had boxes (and boxes!) of O’Neill wetsuits arrive yesterday, while Will from SoloShot was instructing Cam on the mysterious workings of the robotic camera drive (now in stock) and Stef from DanielSurf with Cheyne from Constantine Bay Surf School discussed fin technicalities.
So Lifeguard Lucy and I did the heavy lifting.
Right now the rails are groaning with Patagonia, Vissla, Xcel, O’Neill and Alder wetsuits (and check the chicks’ suits out this year – they are HOT!), more board shorts than a single shop can cope with, loads and loads of freshly printed Ts from all over, Channel Island, …Lost, Sol Life, Blue Dot, Salt and more surfboards to suit any style, Reef flip flops for those tender feet, Ray Ban, D’blanc, Bolle, Live, Nectar and Eighty Eight sunglasses to protect your eyes plus loads and loads more fabulous things (including those Ocean & Earth retro leashes – how cool are they!).
So, if you are down this way then drop in on us, were probably have whatever it is that you might be looking for!
And we are still looking for a store supervisor/assistant manager to be involved with the day-to-day running of the shop.
This is a full time and permanent year-round, salaried position.
We would like to find someone with that mix of previous retail experience, a love and knowledge of all things surfy and at least a basic understanding of how a wetsuit should fit. Training will also be provided though.
So if you fancy it or know of someone that would be suitable address a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlyn (1*): 1 foot
It is really very small around here this morning, small and weak looking and a bit sloppy too.
But, as always, it is still a wonderful place to be and there are some appealing little knee-high, maybe one foot waves rolling in. It sometimes peels off better here when it is small and a bit sloppy, it seems to have more time to spread.
So if you are here anyway, bring your board, you probably won’t be able to resist it!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:40 (1.0m) High Tide: 08:19 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 20th May 2015
Small waves and onshore winds are going to be a little uninspiring today and it could end up being a little dull too.
But there will be little waves and the wind is likely to stay only light, allowing at least some fun surf to be had, probably being best at the top of the tides or early and late.
So, not great but you should get a surf in somewhere, sometime!
Surf Conditions for the Holiday Weekend
The holiday weekend is looking promising with some bright enough and pleasant enough weather and that small and localised but steady little swell continuing throughout.
Saturday looks promising with plenty of bright weather expected and the wind sliding offshore for a while through the morning. A couple of feet or so of clean surf is likely to be tempting us in, especially through the morning, with plenty of sunshine to keep all the visitors happy.
The wind is probably going to back around to the north west again by Sunday and stay there for at least a few days but it should stay relatively light, strengthening through the afternoons, easing into the evenings.
So a lazy week of small but fun surf and okay weather awaits!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!