At 6.30 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 4 to 6 feet
The rain is trickling down the window panes on this calm and peaceful, tranquil morning, the air still and the sky leaden, an horizon wide blanket of grey weighing down on us but in a snuggly kind of way.
A thick and rolling, four to five foot and bigger swell is pushing through the early morning haze of rain, warping the glass smooth wave faces as they wedge over sandbars.
There’s too much water moving around right now for the surf to be good but the potential is there.
The forecasts are predicting only superlight breezes and so the swell should sort itself out a little with the tide but it looks like there’s going to be a bit too much energy out there to allow it to be ‘good’, there will be much better places to surf both up and down the coast!
Harlyn (3*): 2 to 3 feet
A couple to three feet of sheet glass wrap-around waves of silver are slapping the sand here this morning, just at that mid-tide hesitation place where it’s not closing out completely but it is breaking shallowly.
It should only improve as the tide rises over the next couple of hours but should also stay pretty good as the tide drops out through the day as well, improving again this evening.
Small wave Harlyn days seem to be with us this week!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:15 (2.2m) High Tide: 09:54 (5.9m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 18th May 2017
Light, light onshore breezes are likely to be drifting in with the three to four feet of swell, making for just lightly bumped and slopped surf at the main breaks, much smaller conditions sparkling at the sheltered spots.
yep, it’s another day to decide between bigger but sloppier Constantine in that light offshore or much smaller but sharper and cleaner Harlyn.
It is always nice to have choice though, isn’t it!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
Onshore, south and south westerly winds are going to be blowing a rolling windswell our way through the first half of this week, the weather a bit mixed but generally staying mild before noticeably warming up for a short period.
We are going to be deciding whether to surf three to four feet and occasionally bigger surf at our favourite, more swell exposed surf breaks or glide across much smaller but cleaner and more organised waves at the usual sheltered spots.
By midweek the wind is probably going to be back in the north, a freshening north westerly messing up the surf at all of the local breaks and making the air feel colder too.
So, we can expect a mixed up week of more average conditions but with waves to ride, getting quite good for moments if you know where to go and when but otherwise still being good enough to be worthwhile.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!