At 6.15 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 5 feet
It seems to be a bit of a slow starter this morning, the sky is fairly overcast but gradually brightening, the breeze is light and from the south sou’ west the air temperature lower than it has been but already slowly warming.
The surf is roaring in though with four to five feet of lightly bumped waves hurrying along, breaking here and there and occasionally where it should.
It does look like a bit of a paddle but it could be fun if you’re up to it and keen enough.
For the rest of us there’s always Harlyn!
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet
Word’s out already!
The car park is already double rowed with vans and estates and empty roof racks, so you can forget any ideas you might have had about enjoying some quiet waves with a couple of friends! It is the busiest early morning of this year and is probably only going to get busier.
And the surf is okay, not great but very okay.
Three feet and bigger waves are pushing in, looping and crashing over those flat sections of sand, hesitating on that deeper bit just off the Rock. As always at Harlyn, nine out of ten of them are shutting down, closing out across the beach but the ones in between (not necessarily the biggest ones) are zipping across the bay, all hollow and meaty and inviting.
Yep, it looks fun but you’re going to have etc be patient and comfortable with a crowd!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:09 (1.5m) High Tide: 08:49 (6.7m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 2nd August 2018
South westerly winds are going fo continue to blow today, easing in strength and calming through the afternoon.
And so too is the swell, three to four feet to start the day easing to a couple of feet for the evening glass off.
So it could be a Harlyn start with a Constantine finish today, the waves easing off in size but improving in shape hopefully!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
South westerly going westerly winds are going to dominate the start of this week with four to five feet or so of wind driven swell pushing along the coast.
Monday will probably see the biggest conditions in amongst the wind and rain of an Atlantic low pressure system, the main beaches being blown out but Harlyn, as always, stepping up and offering some fun and offshore shaped three foot barrels.
And that will take us well into the middle of the week when the sun should settle back in and the wind should start to ease off. Wednesday will probably be a more relaxing day at Harlyn before making the return to our main, more swell exposed surf breaks for the back half of the week.
And the back half of this week could just see a return to those small but idyllic conditions again!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!