At 6.45 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 1 to 2 feet
A chilly grey morning is reminding us of that we are not properly into summer just yet, especially following the fabulous weather of the last few days!
That biting north westerly wind is whistling down the coast, chilling and chopping the foot or two of weak and already sloppy little surf. With a maximum high of only 12 degrees C expected and feeling colder in that wind, I’m glad that we still have a few winter goodies left on the rails!
So the best that we can expect to surf on today is a foot or two of junked out windslop on the dropping tide, getting just a bit bigger later this afternoon on the rising tide.
Harlyn (0*): 0 to 1 foot
Six inches to a foot of surface chopped but still almost lined up little ripples are teasing the high tide shorebreak this morning, the side view almost making those little wavelets look rideable.
But it is tiny and the wind is blowing those grey little waves.
At least the the waves on the other side of the headland can float you today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:29 (0.8m) High Tide: 19:19 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 13th April 2017
You might have noticed that I’m not a fan of the north westerly wind, those cold blowing winds that chop out the surf without blowing in any swell and generally blow no good for anyone.
But we do get those spells of a few days at a time when they blow non-stop and we might just be in the middle of one of those, our only hope for better being that the expected north westerly will just remain a breeze!
So a foot or two of sloppy little surf will be waiting again but it might just be that little bit better than it was on Wednesday!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
High pressure continues to control the weather systems this week but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we can expect a continuation of horizon-to-horizon sunshine, we might very well see a lot of haze and thin cloud trapped beneath that high here and there.
And we are going to see some north westerly, onshore winds through most of the week, making for sloppier surf conditions than we have been enjoying for a little while now along with a chilling bite. Tie all that in with only a small swell and we are looking at a bit of a mediocre week of surf following that wonderful weekend!
Saying all that though, there should be at least a couple of feet of surf throughout the week and the weather should continue to be mild and pleasant, at least until Wednesday. Wednesday could be overcast and chilly and maybe a little damper later. So the kids should be happily occupied for most of the time on their school easter break!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!