At 7.45 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 2 feet
Ah, at last! Autumn has landed.
It’s a wet ’n windy one this morning with a brisk westerly blow screeching through the hedgerows, driving some squally rain showers ahead of it. And it feels colder than the thermometer indicates.
A couple of feet of broken up and chopped out surf is washing around the bay an hour or two after low tide, a grey and wintery sea view across a rain lashed and empty beach.
The weather is forecast to dry out and brighten soon enough but the surf is likely to stay onshore, getting bigger but still being choppy and messy.
Let’s have little look at Harlyn…..
Harlyn (1*): 0 to 1 foot
The surf is all but flat here so far this morning, a foot or so of wind-ruffled mini swell lines washing ashore but it is an hour or two after low tide, it should easily build in size, at least a little as the tide rolls in.
It is unlikely to get anywhere near to being big but the wind is offshore, the tide is on the way in, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it being a decent couple to three feet in a couple of hours.
It’s still going to be a bit breezy though!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:12 (2.6m) High Tide: 11:37 (5.9m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 22nd October 2015
That westerly wind should ease through the morning, just as we start to see some swell pushing our way.
The waves should increase in size as the wave-period opens out into the high teens. And all this as the wind strength drops away to nothing.
We might even see some sunshine as the swell starts to pump through in the afternoon!
It could just end up being a very good day of surf today!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
That fabulous run of settled and calm conditions is drawing to a close (yep, just as the schools hit the half term holiday period!) as mixed weather fronts get ready to roll across the country.
The weather systems themselves should sweep by to the north but the winds and swells are likely to swing into our bays, with the odd shower and breeze too of course!
So by midweek we are likely to be seeing a building windswell with close together waves junking onto the surf breaks.
As we go into Thursday and Friday though, that wave period should lengthen as some proper autumn atlantic swells start to push our way.
North westerly winds are likely to be blowing through Thursday, hopefully staying light enough throughout the day as the swell builds. By evening we should be seeing some fairly big and lumpy waves rolling through getting into the four or five feet range and being way more solid than it looks.
By Friday the wind should have backed to the south west, allowing those thick and heavy waves to majestically unfold themselves into Harlyn, all thick and hollow and getting into the ‘big’ range.
And that swell, although dropping by the weekend should roll all the way through, building again for the start of the week.
So, a quiet week turns into a grinding weekend full of sand drenched and thumping waves!
It could be good for periods, so keep your eye on it, especially Harlyn!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!