At 7.05 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 4 to 6 feet
It’s all pretty yucky out there this morning with a gusting southerly wind blowing in that kind of clinging, fine rain that gets everywhere.
The surf is trying to be a bit more shapely but just falling on the wrong side off the wind. And so we have some decent sized lumps of waves being bundled ashore but it’s all a bit sloppy and choppy and a bit of a tedious looking paddle for not much reward!
Harlyn might be good though……
Harlyn (3*): 2 to 3 feet
The wind is blustering offshore at Harlyn this morning, hollowing out two to three feet of sharp and snappy little waves as they bend and crash onto the hardened sand of a dropping tide.
Those waves should increase in size with the incoming tide through midday making for better surf, as long as that wind doesn’t back too far westerly!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:01 (2.3m) High Tide: 15:53 (6.4m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 28th October 2020
The remnants of Hurricane Epsilon has settled into a deep low pressure system which is shooting by Northern Britain with some seriously strong winds at its centre. And while it motors up and around the north it is quite happily flinging some big swells in our general direction.
We can expect to see some real big waves crashing our way all day long today, it’s just such a shame thaw e are going to be feeling some strong onshore winds as well. But with a bit of hunting and trekking there could just be some obscure breaks lighting up. But only for the fit and fabulous!
Don’t go testing the rescue services today, that could all go very wrong, very quickly!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Hopefully you enjoyed the weekend’s swells and better-than-predicted conditions?
Maybe a little bigger and heavier than some would like it?
Well my friends, as that mythical legend “Bear’ might have said, “that was the lemon next to the pie!”.
If you want to see what the mighty North Atlantic can really throw at us, hang around until midweek – it’s likely to get REALLY big by then!
So if you have been putting the hours in and have those fitness levels fine-tuned, have reasoned with your friendly psychoanalyst about the re-birthing nature of riding bigger waves and truly enjoy paddling around in the mayhem and chaos of a madly mixed up and stormy winter North Atlantic, well then your time has come.
Go out and wax down that rhino chaser that has been stored in the loft for the last how long and paddle out into oblivion!
I’ll watch, thanks!
But with a bit of hunting about and goose chasing along the coast, you might just score those spots that come alive every once in a while. Those mysto surf spots that are whispered about in dark corners, those spots which break so rarely that they become the stuff of myth and legend.
They are the places to search for a real proper surf session. But don’t turn up mob-handed, that’s never appreciated by anyone!
Anyway, back to the reality of this next week, North Westerly winds are going to chop and slop the six foot swells expected through Monday, calling for a trip south to find some cleaner waves.
Harlyn should show some fun waves in the three feet size range by Tuesday morning but get in quick before those north westerlies junk it all out again.
And then Big Wednesday will show us the real power of an angry Atlantic Ocean.
There will be a handful of breaks in Britain that will take the swell today but they may well be worth the journey – but only if you have already put the hours in!
And then as quickly as it came it will be gone, a talked about memory of a swell.
Biggish Harlyn will have to suffice for the rest of the week, those angry, sand-swilling barrels of low tide Harlyn looking to snap yer board as lightly as a twig!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!