Constantine (2*) – 3′
It’s one of those bright, grey days this morning with a canopy of silver sky, a little occasional drizzle in the air, the wind fairly light from the south and it’s all generally quite mild for mid January.
The surf is a lined up three footish type of stuff, the wind almost offshore but not quite and so giving it all just a little sloppy bounce.
That wind is just about southerly and is bouncing off the headland to give that offshore effect on some of those set waves. And it could actually swing south easterly for a while as the tide drops, giving it some smoothness which would make all the difference.
It’s okay right now and could just get quite good as we go through the morning!
Harlyn (2*) – 1-2′
Ah, conditions are quite beautiful around here right now, it’s such a shame that the surf is so small.
There’s a foot or two of clean, clean glass folding and peaking and peeling across the shore just before high tide. Those little waves are shaped quite perfectly but it is really small.
If it was Summer there would be a great early morning longboard glide, pre-work or pre-surf somewhere else but with the tide just about to start dropping, you have to think that it will get smaller through the morning.
If Harlyn is your favourite, then it might well be worth a little look back this afternoon, once the tide swings back in but until then I think that it will be pretty tiny!
Today’s Tide Times:
High Tide: 08:08 (6.9m) Low Tide: 14:34 (1.6m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 22nd January 2014
And up comes the surf again!
That new swell should be grinding along our coast by dawn, six feet plus with a double digit wave period again. A well travelled strong and solid swell that will test our surfbreaks.
But that wind?
Yep, onshore; westerly going north westerly.
That is onshore pretty much everywhere on our coast!
So, will it be big enough to swing some swell onto the far coast? I think so.
Surf Forecast for the start of the week
As always the wind is going to play a large part in deciding how good the surf might be this coming week and with mainly west to north westerly winds being forecast, it’s not looking that promising!
I suppose that after this last few weeks (or months even!) of powering surf on a daily basis, it had to change sometime. But don’t be too dismayed, there is likely to still be plenty of surf, it’s just the wind direction that is going to make for sloppier conditions than we have been used to for a good little while now.
The surf should be powering in at a good three or four feet, doubling in size by midweek, still with a double digit wave period, the only annoyance being the onshore wind blowing from the north west. Let’s hope that it’s not that strong, the forecasts are showing a steady north westerly, just a little stronger than light.
By Tuesday the wind is likely to have slipped to the south west but the swell is likely to have weakened a lot too. It’s going to be three footish but bumpy west side versus real small but clean Harlyn today.
By midweek the wind will have settled to the west and is likely to stay there for the west of the week. And with the swell peaking midweek at about six feet then you have to wonder about the far coast?
Anyway, there will be plenty of surf throughout the week ahead, it just might not be that pristine gorgeousness that we would all like!
Have a great week, whatever you’re doing!