At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 4 to 6 feet.
This morning doesn’t seem to have made its mind up yet, the sky is all bright and cheery to one side, a little dark and maybe threatening to the other. Short patches of ice are glinting in the dips but the thermometer is reading seven or eight.
But the surf is pumping, a building swell lining up and reeling into the bay with five or six feet of pitching and tumbling waves heaving forward. And the breeze is only light, slipping in from the south, not quite offshore but not on either.
There’s a serious rip channelling out beside the Reef but the middle is looking promising if you’re keen!
And it all has that look to it that this is a building swell!
Harlyn (2*): 2 feet and building.
A couple of feet of smart and clean, snappy and promising surf is cracking onto the low tide sand this morning, full of crystal promise for later!
Right now it is only a couple of feet or so but the tide will be on the turn in a moment and this swell has the feel that it is building, so it is all looking good for later!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:15 (2.3m) High Tide: 15:12 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 25th January 2017
A five foot mid-teens wave period, rolling swell should be caressing our shores all day long, while the wind is forecast to blow southerly (but could easily twitch that degree or two to the east) and the sun could settle itself over us.
So, we could be enjoying a fab day of grinding surf in the sunshine,… or it could just be good!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Although this week is likely to start off with pristine conditions with that light offshore breeze, the same three feet of swell, early morning frost on the beach and a beautifully clear sky, south westerly winds will soon be bringing milder air our way while pushing in some lumpier and thicker swells.
We could be seeing some big and solid surf through midweek as the winds strengthen just enough to slop and chop our favourite surf breaks.
Yep, it looks like a Harlyn week ahead with more typical surf for this time of year.
Although we might just see some offshore action on Wednesday and into Thursday, if only for a short while. The wind might just nudge south easterly, allowing some big and majestic waves to sharpen up the action. That probably won’t last long, if it happens at all, or we might just get some hard blowing offshores through Thursday too, it’s difficult to be more precise just yet!
Anyway, we should have plenty of surf to keep us occupied and most of us will be surfing fairly clean if a bit closey outey Harlyn for most of the week!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!