At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet.
As Surfing smoothly gatecrashes the Olympic movement party for 2020, a day like today makes you wonder how far the surfing reality of most hardy north atlantic wave riders is from the cliched and sun-drenched, rich guys’ tropical pastime!
Image is everything!
The wind is blowing out there this morning, those squally gusts dumping large lumps of water around the place, bending the bountiful hedgerows and blowing sand across the exposed bay. It is more Autumn than Summer this early morning but the sky is brightening and those huge cloud banks are reluctantly shuffling off to those far horizons, allowing us to think that it should all come good sooner rather than later!
In the meantime though, the surf is a blown out and messed up four feet or so of bouncy and sloppy junk surf.
A great practice ground for those superfast reflexes that you might one day require as an Olympic competitor but not doing much for most of the rest of the beach users!
Harlyn (2*): 2 to 3 feet.
The surf isn’t that great around here this morning either!
Three feet or so of slopped out and mushy surf is rebounding off the high tide shorebreak, the backwash at least adding some interest to what would otherwise be a mushy and bumpy, chopped out surf session.
We can only hope that the wind eases in strength and twitches back a degree or two.
But that is unlikely to happen before lunchtime at the soonest!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:34 (0.9m) High Tide: 19:30 (7.4m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 5th August 2016
Lighter winds are set for today, still north westerly, still onshore, still making a mess of the surf at all of our surf breaks locally.
And it is likely to be smaller too!
So, a couple to hopefully three feet of chopped and slopped junk surf awaits again!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
As this week blows itself out in an autumnal whirr of strong onshore winds and stabbing downpours, a more pleasant weekend is quietly approaching.
This weekend does promise to be a weekend of two halves, for surfers anyway.
Light onshore, south westerly, winds will chop the surf at the main breaks through Saturday, blowing steadily offshore at the sheltered spots and smoothing the very few tiny waves that manage to get around and into them.
By Sunday we should be enjoying the sight of a new and growing swell, a thick and lumpy, fast building swell pushing onto our coastline with some vigour.
With clearer skies than we have been enjoying for a good few days, this weekend is promising pretty much something of everything for everyone!
Don’t forget the sunblock!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!