Constantine (0*): 0 to 1 foot
at 6.50 a.m:
Another bright and breezy morning is starting out the day, that wind still sliding in from the north west, still chilling on this otherwise bright and cheery May Day eve.
The surf is a bit of a mess as well, a foot or so of junk surf is the best that we are likely to enjoy today, a jagged little mess of weak and cold looking surf.
The groms are going to be a bit teasy today without any surf to play in, again! The rest of us might just head for Padstow for an early one!
Here’s a couple of pre-May Day images by John Bullingham (Harlyn Car Park):
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s as flat as you might expect after seeing the other side this morning, or maybe even flatter.
That cold north westerly wind continues to whistle straight in making for a choppy and mixed up, messy surface on the sea, a jaggedy flatness in the sunshine.
No, there’s no chance of a surf here today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:23 (1.8m) High Tide: 16:17 (6.2m)
Surf Forecast for May Day 2015
Ah, smoothing offshore winds but will there be enough swell top push any surf through that wind?
Well maybe not until the afternoon, or later.
This May Day should see some bright enough and dry enough weather (although there are likely to be some showers wandering around as well!) and, if you can make it till the afternoon, the evening tide should start to push in a new and building swell.
Only a foot or two but a foot or two in an offshore wind on May Day always goes down well!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
As the bank holiday weekend approaches, so too does a series of weather fronts, a mix up of pressure gradients all vying for our attention.
The result? Offshores and surf, at least for some of the time. We won’t dwell on the other bits where it might be a little damp and a little breezy.
So, Friday should arrive with east south easterly winds blowing steadily into a hopefully building little swell. Depending on how strong the wind blows, we should be seeing a foot to two feet of curling gliders grow into a couple to three feet of fun peelers.
And if the wind allows it, that should roll all the way through Saturday, providing some fun and clean surf for all the May Day revellers. If you’re going to have a hang over, save it till Sunday! The wind is likely to have switched back to the south west by Sunday, onshore at the west breaks and maybe full of rain too but offshore at Harlyn, if it’s big enough.
The surf for the weekend is unlikely to be that solid, it’s more of a close-fetch kind of swell but there should be moneys of fun with the occasional spells of real goodness!
Have a great holiday weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!