At 8.05 a.m:
Constantine (1*): 6 to 8 feet
The surf is booming through on this still and misty morning, the sky a brighter shade of pale, the breeze barely a whisper.
Six feet and bigger set waves are crashing through the Quies and rolling along the headland, throwing spray high and walling across the Slab.
The forecast is for light offshores by lunchtime which should add a lot more shape to it all but those swells are still too big for the bay, we’ll need stronger offshores and a bigger wave period to allow those waves room to break.
But many other breaks all along the coast will be peeling and purring with plenty of big and perfect waves to be ridden but it could just all be a bit too much here today.
Harlyn (3*): 3 to 5 feet
Well this looks like the close-out centre of our little universe today!
Set waves are exploding across the whole bay in one whoomping thump of a shutdown, leaving nowhere to go at all. And that dark shadow of a dot on the image above is a lone surfer paddling out under a set wave. It’s big enough!
So give it a couple of hours and we should be seeing something much, much better.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:48 (2.1m) High Tide: 15:40 (6.6m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 9th January 2020
That solid groundswell is set to hang around for a while yet, the wind forecast to gust through from the south west all day long.
So it’s another Harlyn or not in kind of day again today then!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
The first week of the year is promising a mix of sizeable surf, blustery weather and mild air temperatures.
Thick groundswells will be rolling our way all week long with those strong winds starting out from the south west, calming to an easterly, offshore breeze for a few hours through midweek before returning mainly to the south west for the rest of the week.
So Harlyn is likely to be the destination of choice for most this week and big and hollow Harlyn too!
Although for those few hours midweek there could just be some fabulous surf at those spots that can hold and shape some big and open swells as they glide our way.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!