At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 feet.
Eeeek! It’s still screeching and howling out there this morning!
Stormy winds and wet, wet squalls are blasting across the bay, the hedgerows limbo dancing beneath the downpours while the thunderous surf throws tantrums on the headlands.
There are some biggish waves out there but it is a messed up sea of chaos, all tossed and turned by those sandblasting winds.
South coast surfari again, anyone?
Harlyn (0*): 4 to 6 feet.
Four to six feet or bigger of wind-blasted and mashed up, chaotic surf is being flung into the bay this morning, those storm force north westerlies flicking mountainous seas against the headlands.
Visibility is in the gloomy, gloomy range, the wind hurling sheets of spray and rain and sand and coldness across the bay, forcing that crab-like walk to move anywhere.
Might give it a miss here today.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:14 (2.5m) High Tide: 11:27 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 23rd November 2016
As soon as the wind eases and shifts, the swells will disappear too.
A whole different day should be waiting for us today!
Light north easterly breezes are expected to be drifting offshore to meet a foot or hopefully two of neatly folding little swell lines.
Well that’s the hope!
We might even see a little bit of brightness today as well?
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
We are in for a bit of a wobbly start to the week before conditions settle into more of an offshore air stream for most of the rest of the week.
The wind is mainly going to be blowing down from the north east so we can expect a lot of cold air to be keeping us on our toes but that is offshore and so the surf that we do get should be mainly clean.
So Monday is likely to start the week with a brisk and bone crunching north easterly going north westerly wind to shape and then misshape the three feet or so of mainly okay surf.
By Tuesday that wind will have settled onshore, steadily blowing in from the north west and bumping the surf before relaxing by midweek to lightly breezing offshore, if only for a wee while.
Although the wind will strengthen through the rest of the week, it is likely to stay mainly offshore(ish) for most of the time.
It’s just a shame that the wave size is likely to drop a lot into midweek, leaving us with only small, one foot surf for a day or two before we see more of a build up in swell (as well as wind strength!).
But overall we should be in for a week of okay surf with mainly clean surf for most of the time.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!