At 6.55 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 2 to 3 feet
A brighter sky is trying hard to push through the dry skied dawn of a high summer morning as the screeching squawk of high flying guls are carried on a light sou’ westerly wind this morning.
The surf is a raggedy three feet or so, which will prove testing enough for those lifeguards entering the ‘3 Bays Challenge‘ this evening (kick off is at 6.30 or whenever the guys from the other side of the estuary can get here!).
So the surf is going to be mediocre but it’s dry and mild and the water is warm enough to be enticing, even if the weather doesn’t improve that much!
Harlyn (2*): 0 to 1 foot
Ah, the peace and calm of early morning Harlyn with barely a soul to be seen (or heard!) at this time of day even in mid-August. But that will change as the day rolls on and why not – the surf is tiny but the breeze is offshore and so those little waves will be as pretty and as playful can be.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:26 (1.0m) High Tide: 20:21 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 12th August 2021
The surf should start out just a little bigger than it has been but still close together and relatively weak.
But we should see signs of a new swell starting to arrive through the evening with three to four feet of thicker and heavier waves aiming our way. The wind is likely to stay onshore, still from the south west but that swell might be solid enough to keep some shape on those bigger waves.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Low pressure systems are likely to continue to trundle over Britain for most of the next several days bringing steady onshore winds and the resulting broken up and mainly sloppy, weak windswell.
The wind is set to gust in from the west sou’ west pretty much all week which usually drives us all round to Harlyn Bay in search of more sheltered, cleaner surf. But the surf this week is unlikely to be much more than three to four feet of localised and close together windswell, which, by the time those swells have managed to travel all the way around the headland might not leave much to ride on by the time it reaches the sand.
And tide and timing are going to play a big part, as always, in finding the best conditions. Along, of course with our own personal preferences too!
And if your personal preference is for surf in the bigger range then you should have some fun next weekend. It look as though we might be seeing some big and booming stuff coming our way for then – but that’s a long way off yet!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!