At 9.40 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 4 to 5 feet
The wind is starting to blow hard this morning making for a blustery little early morning, just what I need to liven up a little drive to Truro and back.
The hedges are wobbling and the gulls are screeching in search of shelter, the wind strengthening as it tumbles some still not that big surf into the bay.
Not that big…… yet.
Four or five feet of wind-beaten, grey and chopped-jagged waves are being flung ashore, fast moving but directionless as they drunkenly trip over the shallows.
It’s not a place to surf for fun today, in fact it’s completely unappealing but that hard gusting wind is south westerly and the waves are gradually building, so let’s go have a look at Harlyn:………
Harlyn (3*): 2 to 3 feet
It’s too early yet!
The tide is dropping out against two to three feet of wind-powered and wind-hollowed, wind-sharpened, crunching little waves.
That hard blowing south westerly wind is pushing some thick swells in our direction all the way from that deep depression that is agitating its way up north. That surf is likely to build, especially on this afternoon’s tide.
We should be enjoying three or four feet of hollow and sand dredging, cavernous little waves by mid-afternoon but then it will probably go dark just as those waves start to get really good.
The wind could very well strengthen too much as well!
So it will all be about timing this afternoon in an attempt to gain the maximum advantage of the tidal push balanced against darkness and strengthening gales!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:35 (1.7m) High Tide: 19:27 (6.7m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 23rd November 2017
The wind is likely to ease off through the morning, backing more westerly as well which is a bit of a shame as it means that it won’t be as clean and sharp at Harlyn as we would prefer. But Hralyn should be okay through the afternoon, a couple to three feet and clean enough and bright enough to be appealing!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
South westerly winds are forecast to blow through for most of this week, supporting a building swell but making a bit of a mess of the waves at our favourite breaks.
We can expect the week to start out with four to five feet of rolling, powerful surf building to six to eight feet by Thursday, that south westerly wind maybe junking out the surf at our main breaks but grooming and manicuring those same swells as they swing all the way around and into our sheltered breaks like Harlyn.
Yep, it looks like a ‘Harlyn or not in’ kind of week ahead of us! And that’s about right as November crawls to a close.
The water temperature is still relatively mild at about 15 deg C but you can feel a bit of a nip in the air as we reach for our warmer winter suits! Which reminds me that we still have some half-price clearance Patagonia suits on offer, along with a bunch of other wonderful winter suits on offer!
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Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!