Constantine (3*):  3 – 4 ft

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen it this clean around here!

There’s a half decent three to four foot swell rolling in against a light south easterly, offshore breeze.  The waves are fairly close together but the sets are a way apart and look like they are worth the wait.

Those peaks are standing tall before curling and peeling away, breathing spray as they pinch over the sandbars.

It’s going to be interesting to see what shape the sandbars are in after months of storms battering the bays, but it does look promising so far!

So, when’s the best time to get in on a fairly overcast and otherwise grey kind of day?  Anytime.

But it would be a shame to miss it!

We might very well (will!) lose our site for at least some time today and maybe tomorrow but it should be worth it!

Watch this space!

And we are still looking for staff, part time, full time, shop staff, a web person and maybe a warehouse (shed!) person.  Send your resume to [email protected]!

Rhys Barfield is off to Ecuador at the end of the month for the ISA World Junior Championships and the groms are desperately trying to raise the funds necessary to get them there without bankrupting their mums and dads.

Since the mega surf companies aren’t yet embarrassed enough to provide any support for the U.K. Groms, it’s down to everyone else to do it!  So go to and pay a little back to the kids!

Here’s a clip of Rhys while in Australia a week or two ago…


Harlyn (3*):  1 – 2ft


It’s as pretty as a picture around here this morning, maybe a dark and overcast picture but pleasant nonetheless.

There’s a foot or two of immaculately shaped waves swinging into the bay, springing up vertical before spinning across the beach.
It is small, a couple of feet at best but it’s also glassy and clean and hollow.
It might just get a little bit bigger as the tide reaches its small high (5.9 m) in a few hours but inevitably will decrease in size on the outgoing tide.
But with a new swell forecast those waves could well build on this evening’s tide.

In the meantime the other side is the place to be.


Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide: 16:53 (2.3m) High Tide: 10:28 (5.9m)


Surf Forecast for Tuesday 25th March 2014

In comes another swell, a thumping, bumping and roaring swell, pounding into the bays and crashing onto the rocks.  A six to eight foot and solid groundswell is expected with a mid-teens wave period.  A thick swell, well travelled and powerful.

And so it’s down to the wind.  To start with there is likely to be barely a whisper of wind, a breeze only slowly building, and that offshore first thing.
The wind will strengthen, slowly but surely and it will swing, from offshore south easterly to a strong onshore, north westerly through midday.

So, here’s the plan; this coast at your favourite break, reeling and pitching in the morning and then scurry over to the far coast and grab some of those reefs for the afternoon?


Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week

There’s a mixed up old week lying in wait with the wind forecast to switch about all over the place, the swell bouncing up and down as different little swells converge on each other before stumbling into our bays and coves, while the temperatures change from almost freezing to quite comfortable and back again every few minutes.
That lively leftover wind from the weekend should swing offshore at our main surf breaks if only for a while through Monday morning before returning to that clawing and chilly onshore, north westerly by the afternoon.
Things are likely to have calmed a lot by Tuesday, the variable breezes allowing some cleaner surf through again, if only for a while.  And that surf is likely to be thick and powerful and quite sizey.  Six to eight feet and offshore through the morning hopefully!
The mixed up pattern of wind and swell is looking to prevail through midweek too with the wind switching all over the place, increasing in strength and then calming quite quickly, those chilly and heavy showers blasting through and being replaced by bright sunny moments.
You are going to have to be on it to find the best surf conditions this week, it will be good but probably only for short periods of time and only here and there.
But by keeping a keen weather eye out for those changing winds and by watching those tides, we should be able to find some better than average surf conditions for most of the time!
Have a great week, whatever you’re doing!