Constantine (2*): 1 – 2 ft
It’s a grey and overcast early morning out there, the fresh offshore wind freshening, the thermometer showing 13 deg C and the surf much smaller than it has been but still a good one to two feet an hour or so ahead of high water.
There’s too much water in the bay for the peak to be breaking properly but there are very pretty walls of water reeling across the back of the Reef.
As the tide drops we should be seeing a pleasant one to two feet of wind hollowed and peeling surf, pretty much all day long, well, until later this afternoon anyway, the wind is forecast to back around to the south west then. But it should start to weaken off by late morning which will allow that swell a bit more push.
So, a grey and damp but mild day lies ahead with very pleasant but quite small surf to glide across. Longboards and Fish might rule today!
Rhys Barfield and Team GB Junior Squad have arrived safely in Ecuador for the ISA World Junior Championships. But he and the rest of the groms are still desperately trying to raise the funds necessary to be there without bankrupting their mums and dads.
Since the mega surf companies aren’t yet embarrassed enough to provide any support for the U.K. Groms, it’s down to everyone else to do it!
There’s only one day left to pledge your support for British surfing’s future! So go to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-teamgb and pay a little back to the kids!
Here’s a clip of Rhys while in Australia a week or two ago…
Harlyn (0*): 0 – 1 ft
It’s titchy, tiny, teeny, weeny around here this morning, a foot at best of shimmering and sharp, crystal waves banging on the high tide sand. And it’s unlikely to get any bigger on the drooping tide through this morning. We might see a fractional build later this afternoon as the wind backs to the south west and gives the swell a little push ( avery little push though!).
No, it’s the other side again today and it’s still pretty small around there!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:20 (0.5m) High Tide: 20:12 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 3rd April 2014
The wind should have calmed overnight, allowing glassy and clean conditions for early morning. But that light, light breeze is likely to gradually strengthen through the day, as it swings onshore to the south west again.
And so the two to hopefully three foot surf of dawn will gradually become a little sloppier, a little bumpier by lunchtime. That wind will settle to just a steady onshore by the afternoon, not overly strong but strong enough maybe to make us look at Harlyn. We might just have to wait a while before the swell is strong enough to get all the way around and into there but it should do that eventually!
Surf Conditions for the End of the Week
These gorgeous offshore surf conditions will soon give way to the more regular onshore, south westerly winds that normally sweep our coast.
And those south westerly winds will push up the swell as the week winds down, the small and clean conditions of midweek being gradually replaced by building swells and steady winds as we go into the weekend.
Thursday should see super-calm and clean early morning conditions gradually giving way to bumpier and choppier, more windswept stuff by the evening. While Friday shows a building swell being buffeted gently by that strengthening sou’ westerly.
By the weekend south westerly winds will have taken charge, blowing steadily and building that swell, while depositing the odd fairly heavy shower here and there too.
So Harlyn is going to come into its own for this weekend, three feet and offshore for most of the time, a little smaller on the dropping tides, building again on the incoming. It could be quite good if you time it right!
Have a great weekend, whatever you’re doing!