At 7.55 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
If you have had any doubts about climate change effects then I would suggest that you stick your head out of the front door this morning, our local weather system is rolling through its full repertoire down in the bay right now and it is impressive, if a little thought provoking.
Streaked and sudden lightning is flashing vividly over the headland, the sea side horizon as dark as Hades, the inland side only a little brighter. The temperature flipped down by three degrees while parking up and the wind increased from a breeze to a proper blow instantly, while heavy hail is ricocheting off walls.
So it’s cold and wet and stinging and dark and windy and the surf is big and blown out and unrideable.
And yet it still does keep its own magnificence!
South coast anyone?
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet
Waves of weather are washing across Harlyn this morning, almost matching the sets of waves that are washing onto the sand.
In between gusts the wind is calm and the surf is smoother but every now and then those hard blowing squalls will just wash across the bay, west sou’ westerly most of the time but veering north westerly on occasions.
So, the surf is okay right now with three or four feet of tall, peaking and curling waves, mainly tunnelling their way in. But that wind is going to settle onshore soon enough and it’s going to strengthen too.
I wouldn’t rush here for a surf today, you’ll probably get in but it might not last long!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:58 (1.5m) High Tide: 16:49 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 12th December 2019
Those howling onshore winds are going to continue to blast their way onto our shores, pushing more wild and ragged surf our way all day long.
So, another day of big and wild, out of control surf lies ahead!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Another stormy and windswept week is going to drive most surfers to other coasts in search of rideable waves this week.
More storms are heading our way with screeching winds and huge, out of control surf.
There might just be a few moments at Harlyn as the wind backs to the south west through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning but those waves are probably going to be still too big for themselves and not much fun at all.
But for most of the rest of the time those storms are going to be roaring in from the west and north west, pretty much onshore everywhere around here.
So, I might just put that Verandah replacement on hold this week then!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!