At 11.00 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet.
Ah, finally made it to another late surfcheck, although there’s not a lot to be missed, not on this coast anyway.
A storm force nor’ westerly wind is screeching in this morning, hurling big waves all over the bay. There’s probably eight to ten feet of wild and out of control surf blasting onto the sand and rocks but there’s no shape to any of it at all.
It’s not a day to be surfing over here but the far coast should have something going on.
Harlyn (1*): 3 to 5 feet.
Three to four feet of windswept and probably bigger than they look waves are beating their way onto the sand, the storm force north westerly wind blasting across bay, bringing hail and torrential rain with it.
There’s not much surf to be had here today, it’s big and it’s bad and it’s blown to pieces!
Our only chance of something cleaner is the south coast!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:41 (2.1m) High Tide: 15:35 (6.5m)
Surf Forecast for Friday 8th January 2016
The wind is likely to continue howling through today but going back to a more south westerly direction again.
The swell should be pretty much in the same ‘big’ range allowing loads of surf to get around the headlands and into Harlyn. So, a day of three to four feet and bigger, offshore, gaping Harlyn barrels should wrap this first week of the year up!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
So far this new year does not seem to have registered much of a change with the wind gods and those hard blowing and sometimes stormy winds are looking set to continue to blow hard and fast through the weekend and probably longer.
This week started out with more typical Harlyn conditions, those big, thick and lumpy swells having a bit more of a bump to them caused by the west sou’ westerlies. But we are probably going to see some north westerly wind through Thursday, backing to the south west again on Friday and into the weekend.
Yep, we are likely to be seeing more strong onshores at our preferred surf breaks to end the week and take us into the weekend.
With double digit wave heights, a double digit wave period and double digit wind speeds though, Harlyn should find its winter epicness this weekend again!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!