Constantine (2*): 2 ft
at 6.50 a.m.
It is a stunner of a morning, an early morning Bodmin visit reminding me that we do live in a pretty special part of this crazy world.
The moors are looking gorgeous in the early sunrise, the distant coastline twinkling blue on a bright and clear, sunny summer morning, those recent occasional heavy showers having ‘greened’ up the fields and pastures, the hedgerows drooping with flower.
Down on the beach there are still a few waves pushing in against the light offshore (east south easterly) breeze, the sets bringing in a decent couple of feet of vertical waves, curling around that little sandbank that’s there a couple of hours ahead of high water.
It is small again, real small but as pretty as pretty can be!
Those little peelers are reeling off those banks making you want to dash off and grab yourself a longboard and go glide a few!
Don’t forget the sunblock!
Thanks for all your comments regarding our re-vamped site and the images we are running each day. It’s obviously a work in progress but we’re getting there! Thanks to Mark at MiHi Digital too, a guiding hand when others had let us down.
Here’s another view of this morning’s beach scene for you:
We have now received our new stock of Coastees Ts, depicting our local bays as well as receiving our Pukas ’Inspiration Project’ Ts featuring an image of Toby (Donachie) taken by Cheyne and put together by those fine artisans at Pukas in Spain (they’re the guys that make boards for Mr Gabriel Medina) and they’re all on the rails now!
Actually we have loads of new stuff hanging on the rails ready for this Summer’s visitors:
Summer wetsuits from O’Neill, Xcel and Alder are hanging alongside surf accessories from FCS and O&E while Reef flip flops are sat next to Vans beach and skate shoes. The newly launched Vissla range of clothes are alongside rails of Brixton Mfg, Captain Fin Co, Reef, Lost, Coastees and the newly inPassenger range as well as our our own Shop logo’d garments.
We have sunglasses from Bolle, Ray Ban and now the brand new dBlanc (and how great are they!) as well as EightyEight and Vision.
Time for a new board for Summer?
Then take your pick from our wide range of boards. We have longboards, short board, fun boards, soft boards, finless boards and all sorts! Al Merrick, Haydenshapes, Meyerhoffer, Sol Life, …Lost, Beach Beat, Hawaiian Soul and Webber, we should have something to suit!
And if we haven’t got it, we can get it!
So, drop in on us this week if you’re around the area!!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s as flat as flat can be around here again this morning with only a few teeny little lines showing themselves as they are dragged across the shallower sand.
The sea is that translucent turquoise this morning, that unreal colour of heavily edited postcards and seascape artists. It is a place of beauty today but there is no surf to ride again.
Not here, not today, again!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:23 (1.8m) High Tide: 09:08 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 3rd July 2014
Wall-to-wall sunshine, small surf and light winds.
Those light winds are likely to be onshore today though, not great for sharp and precise waves but better to push in some extra little swell.
The surf is still likely to be not much more than a foot or two but in these weather conditions that will likely do for most, just to have fun in!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A calm week is waiting for us as low pressure and high pressure systems drift around the north atlantic a little casually, the highs being a bit low and those lows being a little high. And so it’s all a bit samey, a weak little swell running onto the coastline at the start of the week, the winds light and not helpful to it but prettying those little waves up as they arrive at our beaches.
But there is a much more definite weather system approaching as we go into midweek, a fairly deep low pressure system driving with some purpose across from the west.
It is a long way up to the north but we should still see some residual swell from it maybe even by midweek nevertheless.
Unless you want a trip north of the border? That could be fun, midge heaven but with plenty of decent surf for your troubles?
Until then it looks like the surf is going to be small and weak back here, pretty but borderline rideable as we go into the start of July. But don’t write the week off, we should be enjoying some very pleasant, cleans and sparkling surf by midweek or, if we are only half lucky, even sooner than that!
It could very well end up being a week of two halves, starting out gently but livening up fairly suddenly as we go into the back half!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!