At 6.10 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 2 feet
The wind is howling across the bay this morning, a hard blowing southerly blowing the tops off a couple of feet or so of timid looking surf under a sky full of doom and gloom.
There is a dampness in the air and when that sky of greyness unleashes we can expect a full-on downpour or two or we might get lucky and escape with a bit of a soaking.
The wind will only ease a little and the rain will probably last well into the afternoon but it is fairly mild and the surf is rideable (but don’t get blown away!) so it’s not all bad!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
That southerly wind is screeching straight offshore here this morning, smoothing the ocean surface while blocking any chance of waves.
I wouldn’t rush to paddle here this morning either, not unless you have huge experience and some way of getting back against that wind!
As a beautiful place to be it can’t be beaten but be careful if you’re swimming or paddling, that wind will blast you over to Ireland before you know it!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 08:09 (2.6m) High Tide: 14:16 (5.6m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 3rd August 2017
Strong south westerly winds are going to continue to blow hard as that low pressure system is carried our way on that more southerly tracking jet stream.
And we should see that wind pushing in a thick and growing swell which is likely to get into the big range by evening. Harlyn could be the centre for some open and cavernous wave exploration as that wind blows hard and offshore into some big and getting bigger barrels!
A lot of those will inevitably close out but that odd one will spin you across the beach, all tucked up in your little green room, gasping for more!
It could end up being board snappingly good out there by the evening!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
South westerly winds are dictating the surf and weather this week pushing any yukky weather away quite quickly while also strengthening that mix of broken waves that should be rolling our way.
So we will be facing the choice of surfing bigger but choppier west facing surf breaks or trimming across those snappy little close-outs at Harlyn or other wind sheltered spots.
That’s through the first half of the week anyway but watch out for some much bigger surf through the back half of the week.
By Thursday we should be enjoying some bigger waves, possibly getting into the ‘real big’ range by Thursday evening or Friday morning. But all the time with that sou’ westerly wind blowing hard, a lot of surf breaks becoming a choppy and unpredictable mess.
It does look like a Harlyn week for most of us this week!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!