Constantine (2*): 3 to 4 feet
at 6.20 a.m.
Ah, it’s a damp ‘n breezy morning, that grey cloud cover emptying itself across the dunes while the fresh sou’ westerly wind skips across the swell lines.
The surf is a half decent three foot or maybe just a wee bit bigger but mushed up by that same wind that is blowing it in. It does look like a dreary Autumn morning with little going for it but it does have that feel to it that it will clear. And we are in that pattern of dull and dreary mornings followed by bright and cheery afternoons! So, the sun worshippers can have a little lie in this morning although I wouldn’t be surprised to see some opposite weather by lunchtime!
The surf is going to be similar all day, although it does often have more allure in some sunshine. Our decision today is going to be three foot and bumpy main surf breaks or real small but sheltered and clean other spots.
Let’s have a little look at Harlyn……
Harlyn (1*): 1 to 2 feet
The tide is too high to allow the surf to show itself, those little swell lines being lost in the depth of a spring high. and there’s another hour to go before high tide proper.
But you can see those small but sweetly clean little lines arcing into the bay, the bigger ones, only a foot, peaking and valiantly trying to break only to crumble and fumble to the shoreline.
Give it a few hours and there should be more waves showing themselves. Only small but rideable, maybe up to a couple of feet.
But the wind is lighter around here and is straight offshore too and so it should be a pretty and organised little couple of feet or so to ride but maybe not until this afternoon.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:03 (1.2m) High Tide: 19:58 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 29th August 2014
Here we go again with a fresh, new swell pushing hard onto our jagged little coastline.
The wind is forecast to stay south westerly, gusting strongly here and there and so supporting that already solid and well travelled five to six foot swell.
It’s probably going to be the sheltered breaks that come alive today, our first Autumn swell battering onto the main breaks with that wind behind it and so only making making for choppy and sloppy, mixed up stuff.
It could be good today if you know where to go!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The Bank Holiday weekend traditionally ends our main holiday season, marking a return to a slower, quieter pace of life as the vast majority of visitors exit the area. This year might show a more gradual emptying, with that extra August week.
And those who do stay on might just finally see some surf! Some proper rolling Atlantic curlers, just like in the postcards!
The week started with a half decent three foot and building swell rolling in through Monday, the wind mainly onshore but south, going south westerly. By Tuesday we were enjoying a proper five to six feet plus of growling swell with offshore breezes. All of our main surf breaks were be on fire and even Harlyn kicked in properly for the first time this summer!
The swell settled down by midweek, still that rolling swell, all bumpy and grinding in at the main breaks with enough swell to provide some alternatives at the sheltered spots too. Thursday should see a thicker sell with more south westerly wind. The decision between bigger and bumpier, choppier west facing beaches versus smaller but much cleaner, sheltered spots. Take your pick!
And by Friday there should be the next spell of thick and rolling swell washing our way, the wind having backed to the south west, merrily pushing along that swell. Yep, we can expect some solid, thick and lumpy surf to close out the week. We will probably mainly be surfing Harlyn in three to four foot and sharp conditions as the week winds down and we go into the weekend. And a mainly bright and breezy weekend at that, filled with the crash and bang of proper surf and enough brightness, especially through Sunday to keep most happy!
So wax the boards down – surf’s up!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!