Constantine (0*): 10 feet plus
at 7.50 a.m.
That cold air is sweeping down on us this morning, no frost or snow but that freezing wind blowing in torrential rain, while blowing out the mad and mixed up surf.
It’s cold and wet and windy and dark and noisy out there today, those gusting winds howling into the bay and destroying the surf, those big, probably ten feet plus, waves being blown everywhere.
No, there’s nothing much to get the surf muscles tingling out there this morning.
South coast anyone?
Harlyn (0*): 4 to 6 feet
It’s a mighty mess out here this morning too, that howling wind randomly lumping waves onto the beach. That wind is ploughing in from the west but all of the forecasts are showing it to back to the south west through the morning. It could be an entirely different place to surf by lunchtime, probably showing four to five foot barrels on the dropping tide.
It should be worth a look though.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:36 (2.7m) High Tide: 11:03 (5.8m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 15th January 2015
Well, if nothing else, those waves should be big today.
When I say big, I mean huge.
A twenty foot plus swell with a teenage wave-period should show some monster waves battering our already craggy little coastline.
But that wind, that wind! That wind is likely to continue to batter us with gale to storm force plus winds galloping in from the west, so throwing loads of wetness our way too.
We’ll be lucky to find somewhere to surf today that isn’t a survival test. Those super sheltered occasional spots are the place to aim for.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
Those strong winds are likely to continue to dominate through this coming week. Gales and storms are lining up to blow through for pretty much the entire week, mainly staying from the south west but maybe slipping more westerly towards the back half of the week.
And so Harlyn is the place to check locally. Our winter sanctuary and home to some bowling right-handers amidst a host of thumping close-outs! You have to be nimble of foot and sharp of mind to really enjoy Harlyn, especially at low tide. But it is our winter salvation, the place to head for when most other places are blown out.
By the back half of the week, the surf might easily be too big, even for Harlyn! An so the search will start for those super sheltered and calmer spots, those tucked away little breaks that are up the estuaries and along the creeks and around the corners.
So, stand tall and enjoy those sand sucking barrels, we should have a week or two of them ahead!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!