Constantine (1*): 3 ft Onshore
at 6.45 a.m.
It’s blowing strong this morning, a pushy west sou’ westerly wind pulling and tugging, sending those lumps of clouds pin-balling across the wide open early morning sky.
There are showers up there, thick and heavy showers. You can see them out at sea, dark walls of grey, merging sea to sky.
And of course the surf is junk. Smaller than expected, three feet maybe and a jumbled up and windswept three feet at that.
No, it’s not the place to come for an enjoyable surf, not today!
Let’s trot on over to Harlyn and see what’s happening…….
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Harlyn (1*): 2 ft
Ah, harlyn, what would we do without Harlyn! Especially this Winter.
But it’s not so great this morning, not yet anyway.
There’s a couple of feet of wishy washy surf slopping ashore down by the Rock but it’s not as big as expected nor as clean as hoped for. This wind must be a bit more westerly than forecast.
But the day is young and there’s plenty of time for the swell to build, although the tide is already an hour or two on the rise.
It should be worth a check back in a couple of hours but I’m guessing that it’s not likely to be much bigger than two or three feet even then. Let’s hope that the wind twitches a degree or two more to the south! At least then there could be some clean gliders to skate across!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:00 (2.6m) High Tide: 11:41 (5.4m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 8th May 2014
Ah, we’re in for more of the same again today; fresh sou’ westerly winds blowing a thick and lumpy swell our way, which should spin some half decent surf into the more wind protected bays.
That means Harlyn around these parts.
Hopefully the surf should have picked up a bit by today, a five to six foot plus swell should be rolling along the coast, spinning off three to four foot surf into Harlyn.
And then it’s down to the wind; if it stays on the south side of westerly then Harlyn will be clean and shiny, the further westerly we go the lumpier it is likely to be!
I’m hoping for an offshore cleaned three to four feet of typical Harlyn.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A half decent and solid little swell is expected to continue to roll our way over the next few days.
As the kids slip back to school after the long weekend some bumping surf is due to crash against our shores pretty much all week. A blustery south westerly wind will be strengthening, helping to push that steady groundswell and giving it that extra couple of feet or more of size and just a little extra oomph too.
The weather is likely to be that fresh, bright and breezy kind of stuff that we expect for early summer, mainly bright and cheerful but with heavy showers never too far away.
So for those early holidayers or those late season returnees, there should be a very pleasant week of some sun and plenty of surf to play in.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!