Constantine (4*):  3 – 4 ft

Three to four feet of silver surf is smoothly gliding in against the lightest of offshore breezes this morning.
The air is calm, the sky is a metallic grey while those peeling waves are slicing their way to dry sand, another morning of birdsong and waves.
There’s another hour or two before low water, a very high low tide today (over a metre and a half!) and so maybe those proper low tide breaks might not break as well as they might. But with the wind forecast to remain light and the swell steady with a double digit wave period rhythm to it, there’s every reason to think that it should just get better throughout the morning.
Yep, a day full of head high and clean, screaming waves await!

Rhys Barfield is off to Ecuador at the end of the week for the ISA World Junior Championships and the groms are desperately trying to raise the funds necessary to get them there without bankrupting their mums and dads.

Since the mega surf companies aren’t yet embarrassed enough to provide any support for the U.K. Groms, it’s down to everyone else to do it!  So go to and pay a little back to the kids!

Here’s a clip of Rhys while in Australia a week or two ago…

Reflections from Rhys Barfield on Vimeo.


Harlyn (1*):  1 -2 ft


It’s deserted here this morning, well, except for the mobile crane dropping off a refurbed HQ for Harlyn Surf School. But even then there’s no one actually in sight.
And so it’s all quiet and peaceful, those little waves sloshing ashore, a graceful background sound to a picture of peace.
There’s a foot or two of clean surf whooshing across the sand, a teasing little surf, knee high and tempting.
But the other side has it this morning, it is really good over there. Then again, you have to think that the incoming tide might bump it up at least a little in a couple of hours. So if Harlyn is your favourite place, as it is for quite a few, then you might manage to get a surf in later on this morning but really it’s the other side today.


Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide: 08:41 (1.6m)                  High Tide: 14:41 (6.3m)



Surf Forecast for Friday 28th March 2014

I’m quite enjoying this, aren’t you?
Those big and stormy, serious waves of winter were fantastic but this little spell of small but super clean and fun surf is every bit as enjoyable isn’t it?
And today looks every bit as good too!
Smaller waves but still very, very surfable are going to be rhythmically gliding ashore for another day or two at least! And the wind is set to stay offshore, helping to groom that solid little groundswell.
Three feet of curling and peeling surf is expected all day long under a mainly grey but occasionally brighter sky.
Just pick your favourite break, choose your favourite boards, find your favourite friend and go grab a wave or two!


Surf Conditions for the Weekend

A weekend full of smooth and steady surf along with fresh offshore winds should put a bit of a spring into your life!
The surf is likely to be smaller than it has been for an age but it should be cleaner than we’ve enjoyed for quite a while too!
Saturday should be showing a rhythmic two to three feet swell pushing decent three feet plus waves onto our favourite breaks, that south easterly wind helping to sculpt those waves into hollower things. The mid teens wave-period should keep the surf flowing in even if the wind does pick up a little too strongly through late morning and into the afternoon. But the evening should glass off again.
And Sunday is full of promise as well. The swell might be smaller but it should still have that relatively huge wave-period to it.
Long, gliding, hollow and spilling waves should just provide that little shot of a summery feel, especially if the sun does manage to break through as it will try to do.
Yep, it’s all looking good for a great weekend of fun, fun surf!
Have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing!