At 8.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet
A much calmer, brighter and quieter morning is cheering us up this morning, the breeze still shimmying in from the north west and so feeling real cold but without that annoying pushiness to it.
But that breeze is still strong enough and onshore enough to be bullying the four feet or so of still quite thick and heavy looking surf. One or two of those set waves are churning themselves inside out as they unfold onto the Booby’s bank but the struggle to paddle to them may just not be worth it.
Saying that, the water temperature is still quite (relatively) mild at about 12 deg C, so if you have a decent wetsuit it could just end up being fun on those bigger double-ups.
And if you haven’t got a decent wetsuit, we are having a HALF-PRICE Vissla wetsuit sale until Saturday at 4.30pm!!
They are notoriously warm and cosy and especially at that price, stupidly affordable. We also have a handful of HALF-PRICE Patagonia suits on the rails if you’re keen and we can knock 25% OFF some of our Xcel suits if they are your favourite!
We are open 10.30 till 4.30 through till Saturday and then closed on New Year’s Eve and Day. So if you want a super end of 17 bargain then you had better get on down pretty quick!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet
The north westerly breeze is still affecting the two to three feet or so of crumbly surf here this morning but there is the occasional reeling couple of feet of walling smoothness spinning off The Rock every now and again.
The forecast is for the breeze to calm still further as the day goes on while backing south westerly too, allowing for much cleaner conditions later. This afternoon’s dropping tide might just see some small but neat little, rippable waves sliding into Harlyn just ahead of darkness!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:15 (2.3m) High Tide: 12:38 (6.2m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 29th December 2017
And so, just when we thought that we’d seen the last of those north westerly gales, a fresh north westerly blow will spread its ugly chill across the coast.
With 50mph gusts forecast to blow behind a big and building swell, we can probably wave goodbye to any thoughts of surfing in safety along this coast today!
The far coast should be showing some offshore hollowed and fun waves at the usual breaks but I can’t think of anywhere that will be worth paddling out at on this coast today!
Surf Conditions for Christmas Week
Strong north westerly, going westerly and then south westerly winds will blow some big old swells our way as we go into this Christmas week’s festivities with six to eight feet of windblown surf building to ten to twelve feet by the back half of the week.
Wednesday’s big waves are likely to drop in size as the wind eases through Thursday, a brief windswitch offering the chance of an hour or two of three foot Harlyn just before dark before that wind reverts back to another cold and onshore, north westerly blow for Friday.
We should see some big waves piling through on Friday but that wind will destroy them all, our only chance of something worthwhile being at the end of a drive over to the far coast again.
But as we go into the New Year’s weekend, the wind is promising to shift to the south west – at least for a day or so!
We should be seeing some big and booming, hollow Harlyn offering sand-sucking barrels to those keen enough and that should last all day long!
By Sunday that wind will be trying to slip back to the north west but will probably linger westerly through midday before being pushed back to south westerly for the afternoon.
An afternoon of thumpingly big and hollow but maybe a bit twitchy and hesitant, wind bothered surf could just make this New Year’s Eve an exciting one to surf!
We can but hope that 2018 will see the back of this seemingly constant run of north westerly winds and at least provide some south westerly options!
But New Year’s Day so far looks like a continuation of hard blowing onshore winds on this coast again!
It will change soon enough though!
Have a great Christmas Week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!