At 8.35 a.m:
Constantine (o*): 15 to 18 feet
Well Lady Eleanor definitely made her presence felt overnight, hurling storm force winds our way and spinning mighty waves onto our coastline.
The wind is screaming this morning, the marram grass limbo dancing beneath the hedgerows as mountains of sand block up the gaps.
And the surf is roaring!
Huge waves are blasting their way through the Quies, flinging spray high into the sky as they explode onto the headland leaving Bull Rock in a blanket of thick foam.
It is indeed a fabulous sight to enjoy, the bay charged with a nautic energy as mountainous waves tumble over each other in their race for the shallows.
But it is also dry and relatively mild and those winds will gradually calm, so if you’re not back to work or school just yet, you might want to go and enjoy the show but don’t get to close – they’ll get you if they can!
Harlyn (0*): 10 to 12 feet
Mountainous waves are bombarding the bay this morning, huge walls of thick and grey waves punching their way to the sand, all huge and hollow, dark and dangerous.
It is a fabulous place to feel the energy this morning but give it plenty of space, those watery explosions are tumbling across the sand and up rocks unpredictably and water than you can run!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:33 (0.7m) High Tide: 18:26 (7.7m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 4th January 2018
Those huge waves are going to continue to be flung our way by howling westerly winds. Mountainous but out of control waves will be battering our coast line today, causing some damage on these spring tides.
There’s no chance of surfing those things in these winds but there might just be a few spots over on the other coast with enough shelter to make life exciting!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
Storm Eleanor is going to be leaving her mark for a couple of days yet, with mighty swells grinding along our coast, throwing huge waves into our bays and onto our beaches but those storm force winds will only gradually ease staying gale force and onshore as the first week of the year roars its way onto the calendar.
And then the wind should finally ease.
Ease and switch.
Saturday could just bring epic surfing conditions to the north coast of Cornwall with those big old swells from Eleanor being groomed and manicured by the calmer, offshore, north easterly winds. Bright but cold sunshine and pristine, churning and barrelling waves will tempt us all in but remember that it is likely to be bigger and more powerful than it looks.
Those strong north easterly winds are going to shrink the swell size, especially through Sunday but we should still be enjoying a decent couple to three feet of offshore shaped winter surf!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!