At 7.55 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 4 to 6 feet
That wind of the last how long has finally been replaced by a still and calm, chilly but bright morning.
The air is absolutely still, allowing the still chunky but now clean and smooth swell to peak and peel its way to shore.
Those waves are still all a bit mixed up and bouncy right now but that’s mainly due to the tide. Once the tide drops back a little we should see something maybe quite special!
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
Three feet of fairly glassy surf is bumping its way into high tide Harlyn this morning, those lines of waves bouncing tall on the backwash before hesitating and then surging.
Give out a couple of hours and everything should sharpen up and improve.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:12 (1.7m) High Tide: 08:40 (6.9m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 18th December 2019
The wind is likely to be screeching through today. But this time we should be seeing an offshore, south easterly blow.
That means that the swell is likely to be blown down by he wind but is also likely to be hollowed and shaped by that same-side wind. If you can find somewhere north westerly facing but still swell exposed and preferably beneath a headland or bluff then it could just be very good indeed!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
After enduring a seemingly never ending series of storms and screaming winds we are looking at a much calmer week ahead.
Lighter breezes should start the week, those big leftover storm swells only gradually subsiding. With six to eight foot barrels spinning along the coasts of Cornwall we are going to be spoiled for choices of places to surf through Monday, the swell only gradually dropping through Tuesday but cleaning up and smoothing all the time.
By midweek brisk offshore, south easterly winds will be bullying the swells back from shore but we should still be able to find plenty of small to medium size surf to ride, especially down beneath those headlands and behind rocky outcrops.
And then a new and solid, big swell is expected to arrive for the back half of the week.
I hope you have done your Christmas shopping because this week could be a special one for surf, you might not want too many distractions to get in the way of enjoying those fresh and curling spinning waves all week long!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!