Constantine (2*): 3 feet
at 7.05 a.m.
Another grey canopy is stretching itself above us, anchored by each horizon, filled by bands of varying shades of blue/grey.
The wind is gusting along, almost, just about, offshore; a squally south, south easterly. It doesn’t feel settled though, you kind of know that it will slide back to the south west soon enough!
In the meantime though, there’s a half decent but bumpy and shaky three feet of bowling surf, hesitantly twitching into the bay. Much bigger sets are lumbering in only occasionally with maybe five or ten minutes between them. It could all improve as the tide drops back but, as I said, I have feeling that it could go onshore by then.
So, it’s not great but it could improve. Places like Fistral and one or two other breaks up and down the coast are likely to be way better than here this morning.
Let’s have look at Harlyn again and see if it’s still big enough……
We have just received our main delivery of O’Neill winter wetsuits and how gorgeous are they! So, if you’re looking to be warm and cosy this winter then drop in on us, we will probably have something to your liking!
By the way, don’t forget that we are clearing out loads of summer wetsuits. We have rails of them from generally around 30, 40, and even 50% off, starting from £50.
That’s Xcel, O’Neill and Alder with only one or two Quikky suits left.
So, if you’re around the area this week, it might just be worth having a little look-see!
Harlyn (3*): 2 feet
The tide is way too high but there are still some waves managing to just about break before the shore dump.
There’s a couple of feet or so of surf, ideal for the half-termers and probably better than you might expect.
The wind is straight offshore here, grooming those little waves into something steeper and hollower than they might otherwise be.
Yep, it looks like it could be pleasant enough around here this morning, small but fun and maybe improving through the late afternoon too.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:08 (1.5m) High Tide: 07:40 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 29th October 2014
The wind should be lighter today, starting off offshore but gradually backing to the south west again as the day goes on.
The swell is likely to have dropped, maybe halved and so it’s the main surf breaks that we will be hoping for today, those breaks that pick up the most amount of swell.
So, the morning holds the best chance for some half decent and relatively clean surf, while those onshore sea breezes kick in through the afternoon.
We might see a little more brightness than of late but nothing too special.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
These current lacklustre conditions are likely to accompany us into the main half term school holiday week, the weather mild enough, a little overcast, a bit breezy but with plenty of mixed up surf, at least to start with.
Monday should reveal more of the same, our bodyclocks adjusting to GMT again as that same three footish swell rolls in accompanied by quite a blowy southerly wind. Small Harlyn crispness is probably going to be the favourite of most locally. Some surf breaks further away are probably going to be a bit better if you fancy the journey though.
By Tuesday the wind should ease a little as so to will that swell. In these conditions the wind and waves are completely tied to each other. We aren’t having one without the other, not until another deep depression parks itself out in the Atlantic!
That should start happening by midweek. Not a big depression or anything but as that massive low that generated all that swell the last week or two and has attracted all the guys up to Scotland gradually slips away, another lighter low pressure system is slowly wandering across the north atlantic. That should push a little bit of proper swell our way again for later in the week and into the weekend.
By midweek we might just be seeing small but offshore groomed fun surf at our main surf breaks, staying that way through the back half of the week before bumping up for the weekend.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!