At 7.45 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 – 10 feet.
And suddenly we have a new appreciation of those modern miracles, electricity and the internet following a dark and actually quite cosy and pleasant, peaceful evening without the influence of TV or webcasts or anything other than conversation.
Storm Imogen stamped her stormy feet yesterday and sent some big and powerful waves to explode into our bays and coves, the limbo-dancing hedgerows springing away from the winds while power cables skipped and sparked.
There were a few wild goose chases in search of surfable conditions and I’ve heard that one or two storm rides were had (the funnest looking one being the surge running up the Bude canal) but generally it was all a bit big and bad and blown to pieces!
And then today. Well the size has dropped a lot, as you would expect but the wind has swung to the north west, onshore everywhere and cold too!
So there’s about eight to ten feet of cold and sloppy, choppy surf still battering its way into the bay, all grey and frothy, still spilling a lot of seafoam everywhere too.
No, it’s another pass today!
Harlyn (1*): 4 to 5 feet.
The road is still officially closed as you go down to the pub, because of a storm damaged tree being held up only by power cables.
So it might be an idea to swing around the other way until that has been sorted, just in case those cable give way and unload a whole bunch of branches on top of you (and plunges everyone else back into darkness!).
Meanwhile, the surf is a wild and raggedy four to five feet. The wind is way less than yesterday’s storm but is north westerly, onshore, cold and still strong enough to be annoying.
It could well be worth a south coast trip in search of some small but clean ones if you’re keen!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:18 (0.6m) High Tide: 18:10 (7.5m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 10th February 2016
More north westerly winds are blowing our way bringing colder feeling air our way while trashing the six feet or so of mixed up and broken surf.
It’s not going to be great for surf anywhere along this coast again today, the south coast being our best option. But it might be smaller than it has been over there today.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Ha! How big was that!?
Huge storm surf blasted its way ashore yesterday reaching into the ‘as big as it gets’ scale! But accompanied, as always, by those storm force winds.
It was a great day for storm watchers and seascape artists but those of us who just wanted to ride a few waves were struggling to find anything of real interest. Lots of goose chasing up and down lanes and motorway but mainly getting skunked at all of the hoped for dream destinations.
And now the winds have switched to the north west, onshore all along our coast. And it is likely to stay that way for a few days at least.
So our best options all seem to be lying over on the south coast for the next few days and it could actually be quite good over there too!
There will be a lot of choice but there will be a lot of waves as well, so take it easy and be safe!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!