Constantine (3*): 2 to 3 feet
at 7.50 a.m.
A golden sunburst dawn is lighting the bay this morning, dune shadows stretching across the beach.
The wind is still chilly, not the blast freezer numbing of yesterday but still cold enough to remind us that Winter has a way to go yet! That wind is still mainly offshore, a brisk but mainly light north, north easterly, shaping today’s much smaller surf, making the left-handers steeper and hollower.
It is a very fun looking couple to maybe three feet, all peaky, hollow and peeling.
Yes, if it was summer it would be zoo’d out already but in these temperatures you have to be keen (and have good wetsuit!)!
This afternoon should be good again (and warmer!) on the rising tide.
Harlyn (0*): flat to 1 foot
It’s pretty much flat around here tis morning, well, really very small and choppy too.
The wind might be offshore on the other side of the headland but around here that north easterly is straight onshore, slopping up those shin high ripples.
It feels colder around here somehow as well?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:11 (1.2m) High Tide: 18:00 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 5th February 2015
More of the same is due today again, a couple of feet of smoothly lined up surf with that chilling but wave cleansing north easterly, offshore wind.
The afternoon tide should produce the best affect again, those banks being not too bad at all, if you pick the right place!
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A very chilly but much calmer week is waiting, a blessed relief after the last few weeks of incessant storms!
But it is still going to be cold, real cold!
The wind has parked itself to the north and east, those air streams bringing properly cold air all the way down to us but much lighter than recent weeks and far better for wave shaping.
A steady but smallish swell is due through the middle of the week, the wind easing to a fairly light breeze each morning, freshening offshore through the afternoon. That should ight up all of our favoured surf breaks but that wind will still have enough sting and bite to it to pierce your wetsuit if you have a gap!
While the wind settles to the north east for pretty much the rest of the week, the swell is likely to ease through midweek and maybe drop to just a couple of feet for a day or two before the effects of that next low pressure in the queue start to show themselves for the end of the week.
Yep, we should be in for a good week of cold water surfing!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!