At 8.15 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 feet.
Ah, we can enjoy the shortest of days and the longest of nights as the winter Solstice arrives in readiness for Christmas.
And the surf and weather have reverted to type!
A steady sou’ wester is breezing through, chopping and slopping the four to six feet of drunken surf that is slopping around the bay. It’s all a bit of a grey mess this morning and there’s no sign of any likely improvement any time soon on this side of the headland.
It’s a proper Harlyn kind of day today, so let’s trot on around there to see what’s happening…..
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 4 feet.
Three feet and bigger, fun looking walls are bursting onto the mid-tide banks, the wind light and offshore here, holding those waves until the last possible second before they grind their way to the sand. A couple of guys are out there and grabbing a few fast ones.
It is likely to deteriorate a little through high tide but give it an hour or two and we should have some more great surf on the drop.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:16 (2.5m) High Tide: 10:41 (6.2m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 22nd December 2016
A five foot swell with a brisk west sou’ westerly wind always points to a half decent three foot Harlyn. And it should be no different today.
Fun and hollow, snappy smooth walls are going to be reeling in for most of the day!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
The wind will settle into a more characteristic south westerly blow through midweek as another deep low pressure system cruises our way.
The storm is going to be further north, blasting Scotland no doubt but we are still going to feel the winds and see the rain, as well as enjoying the pulsing swells that will be pushed our way!
And there’s another little storm called Barbara which is likely to blast its way up t’north just in time to add to the Christmas travel experience.
And we are going to get some big, big waves off that all the way through Christmas weekend!
Unfortunately we are going to suffer those strong onshores too but hopefully they will be mainly south westerly
So it will be ‘Hello Harlyn!” for the rest of the week with big and lumpy, windblown swells being thrown at us, probably getting real big and thick and heavy all the way through Christmas!!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!