At 7.10 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
A fresh sou’ wester continues to blow into the bays this morning, pushing and churning some still big lumps of swell around the place.
Those waves have calmed down a bit from yesterday’s mighty roar but there are still some big old sweeps running up the beach, those set waves looking to snatch yer kids away when you’re not looking!
There were a few narrow escapes yesterday with families being bowled over by set waves washing through them on the beach, and you probably don’t want to be leaving that sort of stuff down to luck!
Anyway, today is another grey and windy one with the occasional downpour sweeping across the bay, those still mountainous seas treacherous to all but the most experienced!
It should brighten by lunchtime but maybe not for long.
And have you checked that footage of Connor Maguire at Mullaghmore in Ireland from yesterday!? Unbelievable! We have it on our social media streams.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 8 feet
Harlyn has calmed down a little from yesterday’s magnificent roar but there are still those big and bay-wide close-outs crunching onto the sand, the biggest sets well, well overhead and super hollow, that hard blowing sou’ wester gusting straight offshore.
But the in-between ones are occasionally zipping across the shore to give you a flash fast ride of pure fun!
Take it easy out there though, it could get busy!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:22 (1.6m) High Tide: 16:14 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 30th October 2020
A hard blowing sou’ wester, a mid-teens wave period and a mid-teens (in feet) sized swell point us all to Harlyn again for the close of this week.
Unless of course you have the time and means to explore (in a socially distant, Covid aware kind of way!) and trek off in search of those mystical surf spots, only whispered of in dark corners and in hushed tones, those Points and Rivermouths and tucked away coves and bays of myth and legend.
Or you could just settle for big and closey outy Harlyn.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
That south westerly wind is likely to continue to blow throughout this weekend, blowing in a whole bunch of mixed weather while stirring and shaking an already mixed up and angry sea.
The underlying swell will ease in strength through Saturday but the wind will still add the feeling of extra size to it. Either way, Harlyn is likely to be our ‘go to’ surfbreak of choice with more four to six foot, hollow and grinding surf expected, hard breaking as usual at low tide, softening just a little towards high.
That swell beneath the windswell will strengthen through Sunday, producing more thick and explosive, hollow barrels at Harlyn again but along with those mighty, beach wide close-outs too!
We’ll see some brighter and sunnier spells through the weekend but we’re going to be enjoying a few downpours and lots of grey skies too!
So, here come Winter then!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!