At 6.45 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
The forecasters have been putting a big shout on today’s summer-like weather but the day is starting out slowly, a dull and dreary, grey blanket of cloud cosying over us as a gusting southerly wind tugs at those high tide waves.
There is a big swell bowling into the bay this morning, a thick and heavy looking, surging swell, eight feet and bigger, the sets a long way apart and closing out across the bay. It’s too big for itself, especially as that big high tide fills the bay. And that is so frustrating as conditions are going to be perfect somewhere this morning, just not here!
Those Point and Rivermouth breaks up the coast should be on fire and there’s a spot or two further down the coast that might just be all-time today but it’s not doing it here this morning.
But with the swell gradually easing and the wind becoming kinder as the morning goes on, not to mention the much anticipated arrival of bright and sunny, warm conditions could just change everything!
I would still journey to one of those Point breaks if I could though.
Harlyn (4*): 4 to 6 feet
Four to six feet of crunchy and heavy, bouncy and thumping greta waves are shuddering into high tide Harlyn this morning.
There are some big sets sweeping in but there is a massive gap between them too.
Right now the sky is a bit grey, the tide is a bit too high and those sets are a little irregular. But give it only couple of hours and everything should change.
Four feet of hollow and grinding, sand heaving barrels should be testing your reactions in the glorious sunshine of a wonderful Spring day!
Well, that’s the plan anyway.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:11 (0.6m) High Tide: 20:02 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 19th April 2018
We should be enjoying a day of light breezes along with a rolling three to four foot swell today, all beneath a gorgeously clear sky and wall-to-wall sunshine.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
Southerly, going strong south westerly winds are going to be blowing in an already thick and lumpy, heavy swell as we launch ourselves into this week.
That deep low pressure system that is cruising up and over us is going to slingshot a whole heap of surf our way with six to eight to ten feet of stormy waves banging against our jagged coastline.
Harlyn will be our ‘go-to’ surf spot through Monday and into Tuesday where we can expect some thick and sizeable, hollow and powerful waves to test our skills and equipment right to the limit.
But it is midweek when the magic might happen.
With summer-like air temperatures and a still booming swell, the wind should slide offshore and ease in strength.
Wednesday might just show us some solid six foot surf with offshore winds and sunshine!
And that very pleasant and summery feel should continue right into the weekend with weather and waves aplenty!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!