At 6.20 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 2 to 4 feet
Sheet rain is blasting across the bays this morning, a soaking and gusting prelude to the full force of Storm Francis expected later.
But the surf isn’t all that. Three or four feet of toppled and chopped, wind rolled waves are tumbling in but with no shape and no real force to them either – yet.
Give it just a wee while and we’ll be seeing a whole other world of stormy seas!
Take it easy out there today!
Harlyn (1*): 1 foot
South westerly winds are already screeching and screaming offshore at Harlyn this morning, holding those tiny waves tall until they crash down beachwide. That deep blue sea is revving up for some serious sand sucking board snapping and skin grinding action later on!
We are likely to be seeing a set-by-set size increase through this afternoon, those waves getting gnarlier on tonight’s tide.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:03 (1.7m) High Tide: 10:43 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 26th August 2020
North westerly breezes are going to frustrate conditions as big swells tumble into our bays today, that breeze just strong enough to make a mess at all of our local breaks.
South coast anyone?
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
These breezy and blustery conditions are set to bother us for a while yet, the week starting out with westerly going south westerly winds pushing through a quickly growing and strengthening swell. We can expect some big waves to be beating down on our beaches by Tuesday, when Storm Francis produces a hard blowing sou’ wester sending everyone scuttling back to Harlyn for some shelter. Those waves are still likely to be booming in size around there all day long throwing plenty of big and board snapping grinders across from the Rock at lower tide.
North westerly breezes are going to mess things up during midweek, maybe allowing a little surfari over to the far coast where it could be quite pleasant in the offshore conditions that will be on offer.
And as quickly as the booming swell arrive, so it will be gone, leaving only tiny surf at Harlyn before the wind backs agin to the north west to slop everything out at week’s end.
So, a mixed up week of surf conditions is forecast for this week but if you’re keen and free to chase it you should get some pretty good sessions in, some big, some hollow but all of them fun!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!