Constantine (0*): 4 to 5 feet
at 6.25 a.m:
The wind is still howling through this morning, rattling and shaking anything and everything that is not firmly locked down.
The surf is a mixed up madness of swirling whitecaps, the combined roar of wind and waves making for a wild and exciting musical backdrop to the silver dawn of a stormy morn.
You won’t be surfing here today, not unless you want to test the lifeguards’ boating skills and I’d wait until later in the season when they’ve had more practice on that one!
And on that subject;
Constantine, Treyarnon and Harlyn are now lifeguarded daily until 27th September, Booby’s, Trevone and Porthcothan will kick in on the 16th May.
How do you fancy that job in these conditions then? I hope the huts are secured or they’ll be cartwheeling across the bay soon enough!
It’s cold too today!
Harlyn (0*): 2 to 3 feet
The wind is a little too strong here this morning as well and a little too westerly to be as cleaning as it can be.
So there’s three feet or so of fairly fat and crumbly waves slowly heaving themselves upright into that stormy wind, only to stutter and stumble as they try to roll off the Rock.
It’s surfable but it is probably at its best right now just ahead of high tide. That wind is likely to destroy it all as the tide drops out through the morning.
I think that we just have to wait for the wind to eventually subside before getting excited!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:56 (1.0m) High Tide: 19:48 (7.0m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 7th May 2015
The wind should have slackened off but so too will the swell.
The wind is likely to stay from the west, probably the south west, continuing to push a three to four foot, still broken and still choppy swell our way, staying choppy at our main surf breaks, cleaning up over at Harlyn.
So, a small but cleaner surf should be waiting for us at Harlyn with some brighter and cheerier sunshine.
In between the showers.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A non-event of a weekend should give way to something stormier, wetter and windier than it has been as more fronts cascade over us. Gale and storm force westerly going south westerly winds are likely to settle in for most of the rest of the week, bringing with it a mix of messy and then okay going messy again every few hours weather.
But the surf should be bigger too.
After a slow start through Tuesday, we should eventually see Harlyn starting to show what it can offer with a decent three to four feet plus of thick and rolling surf around there from Wednesday and lasting for at least a few days.
There could be moments of clean conditions on both sides but they are likely to be short-lived and brief little encounters mainly in the early morning or late evening. But if you are on it, you could just find a few surprise sessions in amongst the mixed conditions of this coming week!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!