At 7.55 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 3 feet
Grey skies and a fresh sou’ wester are making for a damp and dreary one this morning, mild again but wet ‘n windy too.
And the surf isn’t all that either with three feet or so of choppy and sloppy, wind ruined swell lines fumbling their way to the beach.
There might just be a little more strength to it all on this afternoon’s tide, maybe enough to get some waves around and into Harlyn. But right now, it’s not really worth it, not here anyway.
Harlyn (1*): 0 to 1 foot
Tiny waves are looping and skimming their way onto dry sand at Harlyn in the murk and mizzle of a wet ‘n breezy winter’s morning, a stranded Seal pup yelping for a hand back into her own watery world, chasing that dropping tide, screeching ‘wait for me‘, ‘HELP meee!’.
And then deciding she was okay on her own.
Maybe there’s a metaphor for life tucked away in that little one somewhere!
Anyway, the surf is small but super clean and as sharp as glass.
Let’s hope that this afternoon’s tide pushes a few extra inches onto the size – it should do!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:10 (1.5m) High Tide: 16:04 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 6th December 2018
That wild and noisy sou’ wester will continue to blow our way all day long again today, pushing some extra size into those otherwise bullied and battered, broken waves as they are flung against our battered coastline.
Harlyn should have its shine on today with bigger waves and still that strong offshore to hollow out those reeling barrels.
It could just be good at Harlyn today!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A daisy chain of low pressure systems are queuing up in the Atlantic like a drunken railway timetable, as soon as one moves over us another arrives to spin past or mow us down or hang around for a day or two.
After another blowy start to the week followed by a day of clean conditions, by Wednesday we will be back to those blustering onshores, starting out South westerly through midweek, gradually veering westerly and then north westerly by week’s end.
So, locally Harlyn is going to be shining for most of the week only reluctantly giving up the fight against the northerlies through the end of the week.
And the South Coast should be fun than anyway.
So, plenty of surf, plenty of weather and very few people around as we all start to get excited about the Padstow Christmas Festival, starting next weekend. Ooh, my tastebuds are quivering already!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!