At 6.55 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 feet
There is more than a touch of Autumn in the air on this Autumn Equinox morning with just a little extra chill in the breeze, a different light, a bright but shallower sun.
The breeze is light, drifting from the west north west, hence that light chill. But it is bright and cheery and is warming up rapidly with an almost continental rhythm to it.
The surf is a little sloppy right now, three feet of lumpy waves lumbering in to wash the sand. It could do with an offshore to smarten it all up but that’s not going to happen today. The breeze should stay light though and that swell is thickening out as the day rolls on too. The tide will have an effect, those waves should be cleaner in an hour or two but overall it is likely to be fun but fairly mediocre stuff. Or maybe we have been a little spoiled this week!
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet.
A couple of feet or so of ruffled little waves are washing ashore this morning, the breeze light but having some effect as it drifts into the bay.
The surf should be better in an our or two here as well as the other side, that still big tide continuing to have an effect.
A couple of feet of fun surf should be keeping everyone happy here by mid morning!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:24 (1.6m) High Tide: 09:58 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 23rd September 2016
That same steady swell should continue to pulse steadily our way throughout the day, strengthening a little through late afternoon and into the evening. With a light but strengthening south westerly going southerly wind, Harlyn might just start to shine. Although a quite small couple of feet or so of surf is all that we might see through the morning, that could easily double in size by the evening.
It could all just be quite good by the evening!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Big swells and strong winds are aiming our way for the weekend!
The three to four foot swell of Friday is likely to double in size by Saturday morning, the wind building in strength as that growing swell starts to batter our coastline.
Six feet and bigger swells are likely to be driven our way by a strengthening south westerly gale throughout Saturday, the wind backing westerly through Sunday but retaining its strength. And that is going to be the way of it for a few days ahead too!
So our sheltered surf breaks are going to be the only options for any surfing this weekend, four to six foot, offshore Harlyn being the most popular choice I would imagine.
Yep, it looks as though we could be enjoying our first big and windy, proper Autumn swell this weekend and it should be fun!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!