Surf Report for Thursday 27th March 2015

Constantine (1*):  2 to 3 feet

at 6.30 a.m:

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It feels as though winter has returned this morning!
It’s a dark and windy one with thick squalls squirrelling across the horizon and occasionally bumping into the bay, the cold north westerly wind screeching down from the north west.
The surf is a jumbled mess of two to three foot surf, all grey and uninviting and off-putting, especially in this groaning and chilly blast of a wind.
But the sky is already gradually brightening and the wind should ease up as we go through the day.
This afternoon should be a whole different world but the surf is still likely to be junked out!
The south coast should be cleaner but is likely to be only small maybe.

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Harlyn (0*):  0 to 1 foot

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The surf is pretty much flat around here this morning, all windswept and choppy too.
There’s not much more than a foot of mixed up junk surf wasting onto the beach at about half tide.
The cold and uncomfortable, hard blowing north westerly wind is making a real mess of the surf here too today.
It will be offshore down on the south coast but there might not be enough swell to roll all the way around to those breaks. It should be picking up though, so it might be worth the trip?

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Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  15:45  (1.8m)              High Tide:  09:26  (6.3m)

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Surf Forecast for Friday 27th March 2015

The wind should have changed direction by today, a milder south or south westerly wind is likely to blow some damper air our way, continuing to mess up the surf at our main breaks but allowing our sheltered spots to come into their own.
Harlyn is likely to be clean and smooth all morning and with a three to four foot and building swell pushing our way, there should be a good couple of feet of surf getting into the bay.
The wind might slip too far to the west by mid-afternoon but before that it should be good!

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Surf Conditions for the End of the Week

We have to persevere through another day or so of those cold and annoying, onshore, north westerly winds before we see something better.
And better is a relative thing too.
Thursday is likely to be a replay of Wednesday, a bright and cheery day with that cold wind blowing the surf into a mess. But the surf should at least be a bit bigger!
By Friday the wind should have switched to the west, maybe just about south westerly. And that would give Harlyn the opportunity to shine. Although I would try and get there in the morning if you can, it might be too westerly by the afternoon. Either way it is likely to be a wet ’n windy one, milder than during the week but hardly pleasurable!
But we should have a fun three feet or so at Harlyn throughout most of Friday.
And that is going to set the weekend up.
Six foot plus swells are going to be building, getting bigger all through the weekend, the winds blowing in from the west, veering between north westerly (Boo!) and the south westerly (Yay!).
So it is going to be weekend of jumping about in an effort to find the best waves. The south coast will have moments of greatness but so will some of the north coast’s sheltered spots!
But there will be waves, sometimes getting real big and so it is going to be a case of watching and waiting and then getting to the right place at the right time to get the very best out of it all.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!