Surf Report for Thursday 3rd April 2014

Constantine (3*):  2 ft

It’s a still and gentle morning, the calm air filled with birdsong while a blue and silver canopy snuggles over the bay, ruffled only by the steady roll of lined up surf.
The surf is a half decent foot or two, a good couple of feet and bigger of peeling glass off the Reef but barely a foot or two in the middle, a little crumbly there with a little rip brushing into the right. The odd peak is cresting just off the Point and that is the biggest, maybe almost three feet on the settiest waves.
But it all looks fun with a couple of hours to go before high tide.
We should be in for a day of gliding across those clean and sparkling, so far glassy little waves with the forecasts showing the breeze to stay light throughout the day, promising glassy conditions for most of the time.

And the water temperature is so mild (for this time of year!), nudging double digits on the Celsius scale.
Which is why we still have some big reductions on those wonderfully warm winter wetsuits!
Have a look on our brand new and sparkling website shop for some super bargains!

Rhys Barfield and Team GB Junior Squad have arrived safely in Ecuador for the ISA World Junior Championships and are getting into some serious training while acclimatising before the start of the contest.
And congratulations to all the guys who worked so hard to raise the money on crowdfunder to get them there!
Those massive surf conglomerates could not see their way to support the future of surfing in Britain and so the kids and parents and friends and supporters have done it themselves. 
 You can still go to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-teamgb and show your support by contributing, I’m sure that they could do with any extra donations! 
Here’s a clip of Rhys while in Australia a week or two ago…

Reflections from Rhys Barfield on Vimeo.

 

Harlyn (1*):  1 ft

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It is small around here again this morning, not as small as yesterday but still small. Barely a foot of clean and sparkling – but maybe a little crumbly in the corner – surf is snapping at the sand and newly exposed pebble beach (there is a section of pebbles and stones that have been scoured by the recent big tides and swirling surf).
The other side is beautifully shaped today and not that big and so that is the place to go but if that wind slips south westerly sooner than expected then here might just become an option.
In the meantime it’s the west side for a fun glide!

 

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  14:54  (0.9m)         High Tide:  08:31  (7.2m)

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Surf Forecast for Friday 4th April 2014

Another day of small but steady swells with light, light wind is expected.
A foot or two feet of still lined up, clean and fun surf is expected through the morning, the wind maybe having backed more south westerly overnight but still staying superlight, at least through the morning.
The wind might just strengthen into the afternoon but hopefully not by much. And if it does then those waves should strengthen too!
We should also be enjoying some pleasant sunshine by the afternoon as well!

Surf Conditions for the Weekend

These gorgeous offshore surf conditions will soon give way to the more regular onshore, south westerly winds that normally sweep our coast.
And those south westerly winds will push up the swell as the week winds down, the small and clean conditions of midweek being gradually replaced by building swells and steady winds as we go into the weekend.
Thursday should see super-calm and clean early morning conditions gradually giving way to bumpier and choppier, more windswept stuff by the evening. While Friday shows a building swell being buffeted gently by that strengthening sou’ westerly.
By the weekend south westerly winds will have taken charge, blowing steadily and building that swell, while depositing the odd fairly heavy shower here and there too.
So Harlyn is going to come into its own for this weekend, three feet and offshore for most of the time, a little smaller on the dropping tides, building again on the incoming. It could be quite good if you time it right!
Have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing!