At 8. 10 a.m:
Constantine (?*): 8 to 10 feet.
It’s big out there this morning, real big!
Solid eight foot sets are powering their way through the Quies and into the bay this morning, the breeze still light, still offshore, still moulding and shaping those walling waves into something hollower and heavier.
There will be some surf breaks showing some excellent shape up and down the coast today but if you relish these conditions then get on it quick, that wind is going to strengthen and back around to the south west by this afternoon!
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet.
Three feet of crumbly and uninterested looking waves are bothering to dump onto the high tide bank at Harlyn this morning.
The breeze is light but it is still side to onshore around here this morning. That will change by this afternoon, a strengthening south westerly is expected to blow in by then and that is offshore here.
So things should improve through the afternoon but right now, there’s not a lot happening as the high tide saps all the energy from those long travelled waves.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:20 (2.2m) High Tide: 09:46 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 21st December 2016
Gusting west south westerly winds will be blowing in some milder and damper weather while supporting that already thick and heavy swell. Those tucked away, sheltered spots are going to produce the goods today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week.
We should have one or two sessions filled with these beautifully settled and surf drenched conditions left before it all changes!
And the approach of that storm generating low pressure system is what has been producing all this lovely surf that we have been enjoying through the weekend.
So Monday saw some more four foot and clean enough surf building as the day went on, getting into the ‘big’ range by evening. The light breeze gently blowing offshore through the morning, backing more to the north through early afternoon as those bigger and lumpier swells poured through.
Real big but still clean and mainly offshore shaped surf should be pounding our way through Tuesday, throwing six to eight feet of gnarly waves our way, the wind again slipping more side to onshore through the afternoon, hitting south westerly later on and allowing Harlyn to strut its hollow stuff.
That wind will settle into that more characteristic south westerly blow through Wednesday as that deep low pressure system cruises our way.
So it will be ‘Hello Harlyn!” for the rest of the week with big and lumpy, windblown swells being thrown at us, probably getting real big and thick and heavy for Christmas!!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!