At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 3 to 4 feet.
It’s a bit of a shocker this morning, that strong west sou’ westerly wind dumping a whole lot of wetness onto the beaches and headlands, while shaking and rattling the flora and fauna.
The surf isn’t that big either. Yet.
Three to maybe just about, occasionally, four feet of broken and battered, windblown surf is swaying into the bay all drunken and hesitant.
The tide might sort things out a bit (it is just about a 7 metre high right now) but I would think that it is still going to be a windblown mess of surf here all day long!
Harlyn on the other hand could just be fun…..
Harlyn (3*): 2 feet.
The howling westerly wind is blowing hard into the couple of feet or so of close together little surf at pretty much full high tide this morning.
The stormy wind should continue to push up the swell as the tide drops and the wind is forecast to continue as is, so there should be plenty of small but offshore hollowed little waves to play in around here all day.
This afternoon’s incoming tide should be the one to show some sand dredging little barrels though!
It could just get busy out there today so take it easy and remember, it is supposed to be fun!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:10 (1.1m) High Tide: 18:07 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 3rd August 2016
That screaming wind should have eased back this morning but only a little. The wind should still be fresh, still south westerly, still onshore at our main surf breaks.
The swell should be that bit bigger, five or six feet of chopped and bumpy, lumpy swell should be rolling along our jagged coastline all day long, hopefully getting three feet or more into Harlyn and other more sheltered spots where that same wind is offshore.
So, Harlyn rules again today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A little depression is set to glide in and over us at the start of this week, bringing freshening south westerly winds, as well as some ‘mixed’ summer weather!
Those winds should push up some waves and blow them onto our local surf breaks, making for really choppy conditions at our favourite spots but maybe getting enough waves rolling around and into the sheltered spots like Harlyn.
Those waves are going to more of the locally produced and weaker kind than we would prefer from those long range swells but at this time of year, we’ll take what comes our way!
So we should have a choice between surfing bigger but very choppy main break locations or really small but crisp and clean Harlyn as the week starts out.
By the end of the week though, just as the weather settles, that wind is likely to back round to the north west again and that is onshore everywhere.
Still, theres plenty of time for that to change yet!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you do!