Constantine (4*): 4 to 5 feet
at 6.55 a.m.
Was that some rain during the night, or did I dream it? It has been a long time!
And that firebust sunrise dawn hasn’t lasted long either, the fiery red being quickly doused by a layer of grey. But it’s warm and pleasant, oh and the surf is PUMPING!
Three to four, occasionally five and even now and again maybe six feet of reeling and peeling walls of glassy waviness are reeling into the bay.
The Reef is spilling long left-handers while that peak in the middle is wedging up as the bigger sets hit.
Beautiful, cresting and peeling waves are sliding into Booby’s as wells they probably are all the way ups and down the coast this morning. So, just take your pick of your favourite surf break and away you go!
Here’s a thing to think about out in the lineup; Matt Biolos, master shaper of …Lost Surfboards is visiting in a couple of weeks time and will be doing a little bit of shaping while here. So, we can get a few custom shaped …Lost boards for you if you order them before next week!
How cool would that be!?
Let us know if you want one!
Oh, and you know how warm the water is right now? Well our Xcel winter wetsuits should be arriving today. We might just store them for a wee while though!
Harlyn (1*): 1 to 2 feet
There are little waves just about getting in here this morning but it’s not great. There’s barely a foot or maybe occasionally two of quite fumble and bumbly stuff wasting in. The wind, light as it is so far, must be north easterly, giving those little waves a bit of onshore to them.
No, it’s not great this morning, whereas the other side is splendid! That’s the place to go today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 19:03 (2.9m) High Tide: 12:18 (5.6m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 18th September 2014
If you go trawling through those surf prediction websites that are all about ‘models’ and algorithms then you have probably slept through this last couple of days of exceptional surf and will be likely to miss today too!
The ‘models’ aren’t yet showing this clear and clean, evenly spaced and rhythmic groundswell that is rolling into these light, offshore winds.
We can expect more of the same today too; smooth and glassy, head high plus barrels of fun!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
The swell generators that are out in the Atlantic are way down beneath Biscay and way up above Greenland and Iceland. And so the swells that are reeling onto our surf breaks have travelled a fair old way, smoothing themselves out and generating a lot of power and shape along the way. And so we are having a double swell hit at the moment, the refracted and reflected bounce of swell from the very tip of Cornwall alongside those lines that have swung around Ireland. And when they coincide is when those powerful and smooth lines start throwing some more tubular shapes!
And there’s no reason to think that it’s going anywhere for a while yet.
In fact, as ex hurricane Edouard joins the mix, even bigger waves should be generated and propelled to our coastline for the weekend!
So, we can expect great surf, warm air, warm water and eventually some more sunshine later!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!