Constantine (2*): 4 to 5 feet
at 7.10 a.m.
A bright and breezy, spring-like morning is spreading its golden glow across the fields and bays, the wind light, the sky clear and that sun exploding over the horizon.
The surf is four to five feet but a bit sloppy and bumpy again, the wind, although light, is still onshore, a chilly north westerly breeze just to remind us that it is still Winter.
The forecasts are showing that the already light wind should ease to no more than a breeze while backing gradually to the west and then, eventually the south west.
So the surf should improve gradually through the day, although I think that we would need an offshore wind (anything with some east in it) to shape this swell, there does seem to be a lot of water swirling about. Still, it could be worth a little look at Harlyn (offshore in a south westerly) just before this afternoon’s high tide!
Harlyn (1*): 3 to 4 feet
There’s three feet or so of surf pushing in a couple of hours before low tide but the wind is on it and so it is thick and bumpy, doubling up and sometimes just mashing its way to the beach.
The tides are quickly stretching out from last week’s non movement, dropping lower and rising higher each day and that will play its part in having an effect on the surf.
The forecasts are all showing the wind to drop in strength and gradually ease to the west and then maybe south west, much better direction for Harlyn. Combine that with a growing swell and the tidal push and we could have some action here this afternoon!
But right now, it’s not all that.
But the sunrise is exceptional!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:19 (1.2m) High Tide: 16:13 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 18th February 2015
A south westerly wind and a three to four foot,large wave-period groundswell combine together to make Harlyn our local ‘go to’ spot of surf choice!
And so it should be today.
A bright and cheery day of three to four feet and offshore, growling surf awaits us at Harlyn today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
The wind is likely to destroy any chance of clean surfing conditions on this coast for the first couple of days of this week, it’s likely to be late on Tuesday before that wind starts to back to the south west, giving Harlyn and our other sheltered spots the opportunity to shine.
But eventually that is what is likely to happen.
By midweek we should be surfing a decent three to four feet plus Harlyn with offshore winds there making for those hollow sandsmashers. With plenty of sunshine around and much milder air temperatures there should be plenty of action to keep the school half-term groms occupied!
And that should be the way of it for the rest of the week, a decent swell rolling our way but with those annoying winds blowing onshore for a lot of the time. If you stay on top of it and have transport then it should be a good week of surfing ahead!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!