Constantine (2*): 1 to 2 ft
A still and calm morning is upon us, a little hazy and overcast but brightly so.
And there is a little wave rolling in, a small one to two feet of curling and glassy surf peaking and peeling off the usual places. If you wait long enough you might just get one of those bigger ones that are breaking further out than their size would dictate. But they are rare, a good ten to fifteen minutes wait. But when they do arrive they are so nice; hip-high or a smidgeon bigger and peeling forever!
But you know that you are going to be watching those ones from inside!
Anyway, it’s looking good for another gliding longboard session if you have the time!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
No, it’s pretty much entirely flat around here this morning.
Tiny ripples are washing ashore making that pleasant shooshing sound as those ripples wash the freshly exposed pebbles and stones.
With some brighter light shining down the valley onto the beach, it is a very pleasant place to pause for a while but not the place for a surf. Not today.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:47 (2.1m) High Tide: 11:23 (6.0m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 22nd April 2014
Here comes the surf!
The wind is backing around to the south and west overnight, leaving a very typical mid-April morning to greet us.
Mild temperatures, some bright sunshine and lots of fluffy white clouds will surround a three to four foot and building swell.
That south westerly wind, onshore at our main surf breaks, shouldn’t be too strong and the swell is a well travelled one with a massive wave period. So those swell lines should keep their shape in spite of the wind, unless the wind gusts more strongly than forecast.
That might just happen through the afternoon but by then Harlyn should be showing some surf too! And that wind will be offshore around there.
So we are likely to be choosing between bigger but a bit bumpy west side surf, or cleaner but smaller Harlyn.
Yep, it’s looking good and forecast to get better!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
So as the Easter holidays wind down, let’s have a look ahead and see what’s in store for us for the week ahead.
Easter Monday surprised us with some beautiful and unexpected early morning surf which should last through for a day or two before the next (more expected) swell kicks in through midweek. The winds are forecast to stay relatively light well into the week and we should avoid most of that more usual and mixed April weather, although it is April and we will see at least the odd shower. Overall, this week is looking good with small but clean waves into Tuesday, picking up to three to four feet on Wednesday as the wind changes to a more onshore south westerly and settling into some decent and solid surf with light, light breezes as we go through the back half of the week. Yep, it’s all looking good for another surf filled week!
Have a great week, whatever you’re doing!