At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 8 to 10 feet
A bright and cheery, milder morning is spreading its brightness along the coast this morning, a steady sou’ westerly just blowing the tops off those big, breaking waves.
The swell is still lumping in, a solid eight feet of bumpy blue surf lumbering and tumbling onto the beach.
With that big tide rushing out there’s all sorts of rips and races tearing across the inside so a paddle out would be real hard work, or maybe too easy, depending on your timing and luck!
But there will be many much better places to think about surfing today and some of them not too far away either!
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 6 feet
Harlyn is looking deceptively playful this morning with that south westerly brushing against a pulsing overhead swell.
The tide is dropping out a long way quickly today and that is having its effect, hollowing out some of those chattering close-outs and making for some draining little runners.
The size will increase again on the tidal push but there are a few chunky ones swinging through still, they just don’t look so much!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:56 (0.9m) High Tide: 17:49 (7.5m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 16th December 2020
Harlyn will continue to be our fave wave locally with that same thick and lumpy, well overhead swell swinging into that gusting sou’ wester.
Four to six feet of sand sucking close-outs with the occasional screecher thrown in just to make it all worthwhile seems to be what we can expect again!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A wild and woolly week is waiting for us as a hard blowing sou’ wester blasts us into a wet ‘n windy stretch of big swells.
Big waves are going to be pushed along hard by that wind through the start of the week, making for some sizeable surf even at the sheltered surf spots like Harlyn and there’s going to be little or no let up all week long.
The wind should ease a little through midweek but only for a while and not by that much.
Locally, Harlyn is going to be the popular spot to aim for but even Harlyn is going to be pretty serious if you’re not surf fit and confident. Ten feet plus is expeceted for most of the week and it’s going to be a crunchy and powerful, rip strewn ten feet too – not the place for making many misjudgements!
And if you do go wandering off in search of those tucked away little spots that need big, big swells to light up, then remember that you’re likely going to be on your own if you end up in any difficulty!
If in doubt – don’t go out!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!