At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 3 feet
Forecasters are predicting the hottest one ever today and the thermometer is already nudging the 20 deg C mark this morning but there is also a pleasant south south easterly breeze at the moment making things more comfortable. Other parts of the country might get it a little warmer than us today though.
Anyway, there’s plenty of surf rolling through to cool us down this morning with a decent three feet and bigger of deep blue swell lines gliding into the bay, peaking and curling and spinning their way across our favourite surf surf breaks.
The breeze is offshore right now, forecast to slip more sideshore soon enough, allowing us to enjoy sliding across a few fun waves in the heat of a long summer’s day.
Harlyn (1*): 0 to 1 foot
The breeze is straight offshore at a bright and sunny Harlyn Bay this morning, smoothing and shining the frustratingly almost flat sea.
Occasional waves are standing tall before whip cracking across the hardened low tide sand.
But the biggest of the waves are only small and the small ones are tiny.
It should build a little with the incoming tide but is still only going to be small at best.
All shiny and smooth and turquoise and sunny and gorgeous but tiny!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:49 (2.5m) High Tide: 11:28 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 26th July 2019
South westerly going westerly winds are going to blow into the bays today, making a mess of the bigger surf that should be rolling our way.
Five to six feet plus of wind chopped and sloppy surf is expected today, the air temporaries already essaying back to more normal for a breezy summer’s day.
Hopefully the winds will stay light enough and allow some decent surf to get around and into Harlyn. Or at least allow for some big and bumpy peaks at Constantine!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Low pressure is nudging up against Ireland this weekend, having drawn those warm breezes up from the continent for the last few days and now spinning them around on us as it eases its way to the north, sending a cooler north westerly wind for the weekend.
Friday’s bigger swells will soon ease away reducing to three to four feet or so by Saturday, a couple to three feet by Sunday.
The warm summer weather is going to make the otherwise junky surf that bit more enticing this weekend, the odd rain shower of Saturday not lasting too long and soon being replaced by enough brightness for most.
And then next week looks like it’s going to start out with some fresher winds blowing in from the south west, at least allowing Harlyn to have some shape, getting bigger through the afternoon.
So a mixed weekend after the lovely weather of last week but with plenty of waves to slide around on, maybe not perfect but fun enough!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!