At 6.55 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 4 to 5 feet
It’s still blowing out there this morning, that blustery south westerly bending and shaking the trees and hedges but the sky is quickly brightening and the air temperature is relatively okay for mid September.
The surf has dropped though, leaving three or four feet of broken and junked out, messy surf to bumble aimlessly up the beach, the tiny neap tides not helping to push anything extra into it all.
Harlyn is our only option locally and that should be good, especially later this afternoon when we should see another push of swell swinging our way.
Harlyn (3*): 2 feet
A couple of feet or so of offshore wind hollowed and freight training right-handers are spinning themselves off the Rock this morning, those set waves a long way apart but looking fun when they do crash in.
We’re going to have a good few who stop briefly on the bridge to check it out telling us that it’s flat today, which should keep the crowd levels low anyway.
It is quite small right now but hollow and fast and fun looking on those sets. Give it till this afternoon though and it will have doubled in size, getting quite big just ahead of darkness.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 20:47 (2.8m) High Tide: 14:08 (5.5m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 20th September 2018
That four to six foot plus swell is likely to continue to roll our way all day long today, while that same south westerly wind gushes and pushes, destroying the surf on the western side of the headland but shaping and holding some hollow ones at Harlyn.
You know the drill at Harlyn by now, nine out of ten of them just shut down all the way across the beach but that tenth one…..
Well, it can be fun!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
It looks like we might be in for a bit of a breezy week this week but we could just see.some big swells rolling our way too!
So Monday should start out lazily enough with that same windswept three foot swell bouncing our way. But with only a little luck that wind will back just to the south east to clean up and smooth out those swell lines.
By Tuesday we should see the start of a big swell.
Eight feet plus of wind driven, thick and crunchy, lengthening wave period swell should be pounding the beaches all along the coast. With the wind pushing hard from the South West, Harlyn will be the place locally. I think that we can expect some board snappingly hollow tubes out there today!
That swell is not going to hang around for too long though.
By Thursday we will see the wind hopefully slipping a little more offshore, helping those still big enough waves to loop and spin their way into Constantine and Booby’s.
Those few midweek days could just be really good if all of the elements miraculously combine, as always!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!