At 7.10 a.m:
Constantine (0*): BIG
A hard blowing west sou’ westerly is just about blowing the rainfall away so far this morning while blowing the tops off those mountainous waves as they march through the Quies before exploding ashore.
Big waves are driving ashore, a fast moving sweep of water on the inside warning of those treacherous currents should you stray.
Best leave that for the fit and trained, professional or foolhardy today!
Harlyn (0*): 6 to 10 feet
Some BIG waves are whomping into Harlyn this morning, trying to squeeze their energy between the headlands while battering those rocky outcrops.
Hilly and Toby are getting a few inside reforms to bounce around on but that’s a paddle mission on its own, short but intense.
I’m guessing that we’re going to see some even bigger stuff through midday as the tide rises but it’s going to be struggling to break with any shape.
Either those tucked away, more sheltered spots or those distant wide open Point Breaks will be the go today and I can think of the odd rivermouth that should be showing some style as well.
But it is going to be big wherever you go, so take it easy out there!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:45 (1.9m) High Tide: 15:36 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 29th October 2020
The south westerly wind will continue to blast the coast today as those mighty swells gradually ease in size.
We will still be seeing some mighty waves marching into the bays but the size will gradually reduce through the day. Harlyn will still be the crowd puller while those other, further tucked away little surf breaks will settle down to be more attractive.
It could be a good day for some surf exploration!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Hopefully you enjoyed the weekend’s swells and better-than-predicted conditions?
Maybe a little bigger and heavier than some would like it?
Well my friends, as that mythical legend “Bear’ might have said, “that was the lemon next to the pie!”.
If you want to see what the mighty North Atlantic can really throw at us, hang around until midweek – it’s likely to get REALLY big by then!
So if you have been putting the hours in and have those fitness levels fine-tuned, have reasoned with your friendly psychoanalyst about the re-birthing nature of riding bigger waves and truly enjoy paddling around in the mayhem and chaos of a madly mixed up and stormy winter North Atlantic, well then your time has come.
Go out and wax down that rhino chaser that has been stored in the loft for the last how long and paddle out into oblivion!
I’ll watch, thanks!
But with a bit of hunting about and goose chasing along the coast, you might just score those spots that come alive every once in a while. Those mysto surf spots that are whispered about in dark corners, those spots which break so rarely that they become the stuff of myth and legend.
They are the places to search for a real proper surf session. But don’t turn up mob-handed, that’s never appreciated by anyone!
Anyway, back to the reality of this next week, North Westerly winds are going to chop and slop the six foot swells expected through Monday, calling for a trip south to find some cleaner waves.
Harlyn should show some fun waves in the three feet size range by Tuesday morning but get in quick before those north westerlies junk it all out again.
And then Big Wednesday will show us the real power of an angry Atlantic Ocean.
There will be a handful of breaks in Britain that will take the swell today but they may well be worth the journey – but only if you have already put the hours in!
And then as quickly as it came it will be gone, a talked about memory of a swell.
Biggish Harlyn will have to suffice for the rest of the week, those angry, sand-swilling barrels of low tide Harlyn looking to snap yer board as lightly as a twig!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!