At 7.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet.
A hard wind is blowing through the hedgerows this morning, a gusting west sou’ westerly making the air temperature feel colder than it is.
That sky of grey is unmoving, reflected in the three to four feet of windswept and windblown, chopped out junk surf.
There’s nothing happening here this morning, nothing other than a desolate pleasantness, an empty, empty, windswept and windtorn beach, allowing that sort of aloneness which is becoming rarer and rarer.
But there’s no surf to ride, not here today!
Harlyn (2*): 2 to 3 feet.
Three feet or so of dumping and lumpy waves are crashing ashore, the wind just a degree or three too far to the west to allow it to be clean.
The tide is fully low right now, although that low is relatively high (2.8 metres!) and so things might just improve, if only a little, as the tide rises, the headland and dunes providing just a little protection from this wind.
Or maybe the far coast?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 20:03 (2.7m) High Tide: 13:25 (5.4m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Those westerly winds will continue to blow four to five feet of rolling, windswept and lumpy swell our way.
Those proper winter Atlantic cresters will be battering our rocky coastline all day long.
There won’t be many places to get a decent surf in today, the usual sheltered spots still being side blasted by the westerliness of the wind. But there might just be something worth getting wet for ahead of high tide at those super sheltered spots.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A more typical February week awaits with onshore, westerly going north westerly winds blowing well into midweek and beyond.
A steady four to five feet of thick swell should continue to roll our way throughout the week but there are going to be only a few places that will hold any shape in the onshore wind.
The south coast will have much cleaner conditions but might not get enough swell to make the drive that worthwhile. On the other hand, that is one of the joys of winter; exploring all those nooks and crannies that tend to lie dormant through summer!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!