At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 4 feet
It’s a proper wreckers’ morning down in the bay, that murky visibility, a gnawing wet breeze and a slushing tide begging a re-read of anything by that maid Daphne (Du Maurier).
The wind isn’t too strong and actually isn’t that cold, it just feels like it should be. And it’s almost offshore. Almost but not quite.
So there’s three feet and occasionally slightly bigger surf lazily washing into the bay, bouncing back from the tideline and causing its own little backwash barrels here and there.
It’s one of those days that if you just went in for a surf without really overthinking it then you’d probably have a load of fun but it would be real easy to talk yourself out of it!
Thanks to all the guys at Bodmin College last night for an epic performance of Mary Poppins! There’s so much awesome talent being quietly nurtured in our schools and colleges, it’s sometimes easy to just take it all a bit for granted.
Harlyn (2*): 1 to 2 feet
There’s something inviting about Harlyn on a murky winter’s day when you have a foot or two of grey surf bumping over that sandbar just ahead of high tide. It’s always glide time if you have a mid-length or longboard in your quiver and an hour or two to spare.
But then, the other side looks fun too and it’s way bigger!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:52 (1.7m) High Tide: 08:32 (6.7m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 31st January 2020
South Westerly winds will be blowing a thick four foot swell our way today, that wind chopping it out at our west facing main breaks but hollowing those waves at our favourite sheltered spots.
So that’ll be Harlyn then.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A wild and woolly few days are coming up to kick off the Six Nations this weekend with strong westerly going south westerly winds battering our already jagged and storm gouged coastline.
Big, thick and powerful waves should be growling into our bays through Saturday, the wind blustering through from the West in the morning, gradually calming and slowly backing to the south west through the afternoon.
Those waves are probably going to be bigger than they look through midday as that swell peaks but it’s going to be a bit of a search to find somewhere that will cope with it all.
By Sunday the swell will have settled back to that rolling four to five feet while the wind steadily blows in from the south west.
So Harlyn is going to be under focus, hopefully providing an offshore blown and bowling three to four feet of Winter surf.
And then it’s going to get real big and real windy again to start the week!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!