At 7.20 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 feet
That north westerly wind has a chill bite to it this morning, the brighter skies promising more than it feels.
And so the surf is a blown out mess of four feet and wobbling waves, galloping onto the rocks and sand, bouncing off the cliffs and drunkenly falling on the reefs.
Cornwall enjoys lots of windswept days, which makes for very few completely flat surf days but lots of junk surf days, especially this year! But luckily those same washing waves have engineered a craggy and raggedy coastline over the last few millennia, making for loads of tucked away, sheltered little surf breaks. And so, when windswept conditions prevail, the smart guys take to the hunt. Surfariing across the county and further in search of cleaner and more surfable conditions. They are out there, you just need the time and inclination to join the hunt (transport, money and good company help too!).
Anyway, it’s one of those days, so good luck!
Harlyn (1*): 2 to 3 feet
A couple (or probably three feet once you’re in there) of crumbly and chopped waves are fumbling their way onto the hard sand of Harlyn while a fresh north westerly wind blows straight into the bay again this morning.
Junk surf heaven awaits if you’re keen!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:54 (1.8m) High Tide: 16:48 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 4th October 2017
The wind is likely to shift more northerly today, still cold, still not very supportive to any swells but maybe allowing fractionally cleaner conditions at one or two of the more southerly facing beaches.
So chilly air temperatures and brighter skies might tempt you in on the three feet and mixed surf.
Or it could be another good day to prowl the coast in search of better!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Onshore winds aren’t going to help the thick, rolling swell that is likely to wash our bays and coves at the start of this week.
Staring out from the west, the wind will soon settle to its recently preferred north westerly direction. And that is onshore at all of our local surfbreaks.
So those bigger swells that will start our week are going to lose their appeal at most of the breaks around here, making a little hunting expedition our best hope for finding something cleaner and sharper to surf.
Northerly winds are going to frustrate for a couple of days, the wind swinging southerly through midweek but only staying there for hours rather than days.
So a mixed up and chopped and slopped kind of week is waiting, with half decent waves being the reward for those with the time and desire to head out on the hunt for something better or the usual onshore mess for the rest!
So, booked those ‘winter away’ tickets yet?
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!