At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 3 feet
There’s a split view this morning, inland the sky is exploding its way over the horizon all blue skies in a kaleidoscope of golds and reds and oranges while to sea it’s all looking dark and heavy, a lazing, sleeping dullness.
Luckily the breeze is east north easterly, offshore, gently shoving all that gloom over the edge of our view.
And the surf is very, very pretty this morning!
This might be an overreaction from having had to deal with 183 straight months of howling and screeching onshores but this morning is all calm and serene, a light breeze drifting offshore, meeting the smiling and curling faces of three feet waves as they bend and tip ashore.
The tide is too high again right now but there are still occasional sharp enough walls to shred across.
So, the sun is shining, the waves are breaking and it’s Monday.
A better recipe for a day of surfing I haven’t seen for a long while!
Harlyn (1*): 1 to 2 feet
A foot or two of high tide thickened little waves are shuffling along the sand here this morning. he darker blue sea is the only giveaway that it’s not a brightening summer’s day, that and of course the freezing bight in the air temperature.
As the tide eases out we should see some sharper little waves cracking ashore but it is real small, the other side is the place to aim for some fun and clean surf in the sunshine today.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:08 (1.2m) High Tide: 08:40 (7.2m)
Surf Forecast for Tuesday 6th February 2018
The breeze is likely to become a wind through this morning, continuing from the north east for a while but gradually veering more direct north as the day goes on. With only two to three feet of swell we are going to be enjoying more of a longboard glide this morning.
Make the most of it though, by the afternoon that wind could be more than annoying, especially in these temperatures.
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
A cold winter’s week is waiting for us this week with the threat of snow showers even all the way down here.
A slowly decreasing swell will drop from those four to five feet explosions of Sunday to a decent three feet by Monday being replaced by a couple of feet of smooth and fun gliders by Tuesday morning.
And then a cold, cold blast from direct north is likely to freeze us through Tuesday afternoon, that wind biting and gnawing and putting even the keenest off surfing in those conditions.
And that could be the day that we see some of the white stuff! But it is Cornwall and although we always hope for some snow fun, it rarely comes to much, if anything!
By Wednesday the wind should be calming but only a bits it tries to shift more to the east.
Another cold day of winter sun could see some cleaner surf again, more in the three to four foot range.
Smaller and cleaner, brighter conditions will be beckoning through Thursday, the temperatures low again while that bright but weak winter sunshine cheers us up while a lot or two of clean little surf glides through.
And then normal conditions blow through again to end the week, a wet ‘n windy north westerly just to remind us.
But that is a way off yet, in the meantime we can expect some pleasantness in the cold!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!