At 7.55 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 8 feet
That fresh sou’ wester that has been blowing through the night is gradually calming this morning, leaving brighter, lighter and drier skies and a still mild air temperature.
But that breeze is still fresh enough to slop out the big surf that is bundling into the bay, those six to eight foot plus waves toppling and tumbling randomly as they trip over the shallows.
There are plenty of places that can handle some size and are more forgiving to this breeze and they should be going off this morning but it is all a little bit too big for itself here today, especially without an offshore to smooth it out.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 5 feet
Those waves look deceptive at Harlyn this morning with four to six feet of thick and churning, dropping tide close-outs booming onto the winter hardened sand.
It’s probably going to be good later as the tide pushes back in and there’s that low tide thing that can always be fun but it’s the mid-tide push that should provide plenty of hollow and sand sucking, spitting waves through midday and into this afternoon!
Or there’s alway that Point break up the coast or that rivermouth or that little surfed reef just off the beaten track.
Yep, it should be good today – somewhere!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:36 (1.7m) High Tide: 16:27 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 10th January 2020
North westerly breezes are going to mess up that still big surf in the morning, that wind shifting to the south west by lunchtime and allowing Harlyn to do its thing on the afternoon tide.
Another afternoon of four foot, sucking barrels should be on the cards today!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
A thumping ‘code black’ swell along with gusting south westerly winds point us toward Harlyn again for this weekend but even Harlyn might just be a little too much on these swells!
We can expect some big and hollow surf all day long at Harlyn through Saturday, the main surf breaks will be swamped by the size of those waves and by the gusting sou’ westerly blow. By Sunday that wind will be more westerly making even Harlyn a bumpy and lumpy affair, all the time the surf being in the ‘very big’ range.
Other coasts might be calling in these conditions, this coast is liable to be maxed out pretty much everywhere, except for those moist sheltered of spots.
And if you think that the surf is big this weekend then hang around till midweek, it’s going to get REALLY big then!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.