At 8.30 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
Those north westerly winds have returned to chill the air, bending the hedgerows and whiplashing the marram after a short yuletide break.
There are some big waves tramping their way ashore this morning but that gale of a wind is destroying any illusion that you might harbour of riding them. Eight to ten feet of growling and out of control surf is exploding into Booby’s with all the focus of a scrum of festive drunks.
Our only chance of some worthwhile surf is over on the other coast again today!
Harlyn (0*): 5 to 6 feet
Six feet and bigger of grey and wintery looking, wind-blasted storm surf is blasting its way into low tide Harlyn this morning, those dark and threatening waves thumping their way onto the already compacted sand.
There’s nothing to surf on here today, although exciting to watch.
No, if you are keen on some rideable surf today then the far coast is beckoning!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:00 (2.5m) High Tide: 11:27 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 28th December 2017
The winds are forecast to ease and calm as the day briefly lightens but those breezes are still going to be blowing from the north west, still fresh and still onshore.
We might just see something a little more worthwhile on the afternoon’s dropping tide at Harlyn – if the breeze switches to the south west as a few forecasts are promising.
And if it doesn’t get dark too soon.
And if the waves are big enough to make their way around there.
Surf Conditions for Christmas Week
Strong north westerly, going westerly and then south westerly winds will blow some big old swells our way as we go into this Christmas week’s festivities with six to eight feet of windblown surf building to ten to twelve feet by the back half of the week.
Wednesday’s big waves are likely to drop in size as the wind eases through Thursday, a brief windswitch offering the chance of an hour or two of three foot Harlyn just before dark before that wind reverts back to another cold and onshore, north westerly blow for Friday.
We should see some big waves piling through on Friday but that wind will destroy them all, our only chance of something worthwhile being at the end of a drive over to the far coast again.
But as we go into the New Year’s weekend, the wind is promising to shift to the south west – at least for a day or so!
We should be seeing some big and booming, hollow Harlyn offering sand-sucking barrels to those keen enough and that should last all day long!
By Sunday that wind will be trying to slip back to the north west but will probably linger westerly through midday before being pushed back to south westerly for the afternoon.
An afternoon of thumpingly big and hollow but maybe a bit twitchy and hesitant, wind bothered surf could just make this New Year’s Eve an exciting one to surf!
We can but hope that 2018 will see the back of this seemingly constant run of north westerly winds and at least provide some south westerly options!
But New Year’s Day so far looks like a continuation of hard blowing onshore winds on this coast again!
It will change soon enough though!
Have a great Christmas Week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!