At 7.35 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet.
That hard blow of last night has calmed to a gusting westerly wind this morning, the sky bright and cheery with lumps of mainly white cloud bundles scudding across the hazy horizon.
The surf is big, bad and still blown to pieces this morning. The wind of last night stirred those seas into a frothy mix of madness with eight to ten feet or more of wild and out of control Atlantic storm surf battering the shoreline.
The big wave surf crew are madly embracing those monster sized waves down in Nazare, Portugal where I am sure that records are being shattered and personal demons are being faced by them while the rest of us bravely watch on, safely snuggled behind a screen. Stay safe though, those are waves of massive consequence!
It is great entertainment though!
Harlyn (0*): 4 to 6 feet.
Big lumps of waves are being hefted into the bay here this morning as well, that westerly wind pushing six feet or more of unrideable storm surf into the already filled-to-the-brim high tide Harlyn.
There might be more room as the tide drops out but I think that we need to wait until the wind switches offshore to put some shape into it all. It should be worth a little look back this afternoon, the forecast is showing the wind backing to the south west through midday.
That could change conditions dramatically – if it happens!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:13 (0.7m) High Tide: 20:06 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 3rd March 2017
The swell is likely to have dropped a whole lot by today, the wind easing in strength too.
There might just be some fun, three to four foot surf first thing in the morning but I think that it’s more likely that we will be enjoying a couple of feet of south westerly wind shaped Harlyn through midday and into the afternoon on an otherwise fairly dull old day!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Our best chance of some cleanish surf this weekend is probably going to be first thing on Saturday morning when light southerly winds are forecast, along with a still fairly solid four feet plus of swell.
But the wind will soon mess things up, a strengthening north westerly blowing through by mid-afternoon, messing up the surf conditions all along the coast.
And the north westerly wind will be driving us over to the far coast in search of clean waves on Sunday, this coast will be big but choppy and sloppy everywhere.
So, a blown and messy weekend but with a little quality surf tucked away in ether for the keen, if you know when and where to look!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!