At 8.10 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 5 feet.
It’s a wild and woolly one this morning, a hard blowing southerly wind creating grass waves in the paddocks, shaking the hedgerows and whiplashing the trees.
Meanwhile, four to five feet of lumpy and distorted swell is being tossed and tussled down in the bay by that wind, brilliant white foam flicking off the curling peaks.
It’s all very pretty and exciting and stuff but there’s not much out there to surf on! It looks like another trek over the headland to Harlyn in search of some shelter!
I’m out of here for a few days, so no Surf Report until next week but the forecast for the weekend is below and Cheyne will be opening the shop through the weekend.
Take it easy if you do venture out for a few!
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet.
Three feet or so of hard offshore wind-chiselled and curling, forceful looking peaks (for Harlyn!) are folding over onto that high tide bank.
It is fat and slow breaking right now but as the tide floods out then it should all get heavier and gnarlier.
We can expect it too double or more in size through this afternoon, especially on this evening’s incoming tide, while the wind is forecast to blow hard all the way.
So we can look forward to some board snapping and hollow, crazy barrels this afternoon!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:12 (1.3m) High Tide: 08:47 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 3rd February 2017
The winds from yesterday’s low pressure system should ease into this morning and might (do you notice that ‘might’!) just swing south easterly through midmorning, offshore along this coast!
Tie that in with a real big swell and we just could be seeing some heavy water surf today!
If your fitness levels are high, your experience is strong and your confidence high then you could just be looking at a complete monster of a morning surf. But pick your spot and your time, those waves could just become too monstrous quite quickly as the wind inevitably swings onshore through midday!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
A windswept and stormy, surf drenched weekend is fast approaching!
That big storm of Friday is just one of a series of depressions lined up to blow hard our way.
Harlyn is going to be the only real local option and it is likely to be big enough for most through Saturday, that wind blowing hard and offshore and creating some hollow madness to play in.
The wind is likely to swing north westerly by Sunday, harder blowing than Saturday too, making a mess of the still big surf. A south coast surfari is probably the best bet for Sunday!
And then the new week starts out with lighter and more variable winds, Monday being a bit of a mix of conditions and probably ending up with three feet of mixed surf at Harlyn.
And then another big swell should wallop our shores through Tuesday with mountainous seas being backed by westerly winds.
You might have to scurry around a bit to find the best conditions this weekend and into next week but there should be plenty of surf and some testing conditions to explore, those rare breaking spots suddenly coming alive, just for a moment or two at a time!
Take it easy if you do venture out though and remember, it is supposed to be fun!
I’m jumping over the pond for a few day and so there will be no surf report until next week but Cheyne will be opening the shop through the weekend.
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!