Surf Report for Saturday 9th August 2014

Constantine (2*):  2 to 3 feet

at 5.50 a.m.


It’s a wee bit chilly out there this morning, especially after the last how long!
Banks of cloud, some of them that orangey grey, pinky blue kind of colour, a colourful threat of a heavy shower or two, are bouncing and tumbling across the close horizon. The sea is grey, a deep and dark, more wintery colour this morning.
But it’s early yet and the forecasts are pretty much all showing that it should brighten up, which it is already trying to do.
So it looks as though we are in for a blustery but bright enough day and with some surf!
There’s a couple of feet of sloppy and choppy stuff rolling into the bay, all a bit mixed up but rideable. The guys down at Fistral are going to have to work hard in the Boardmasters today!
That two foot surf should build a the day rolls on, this brisk south westerly wind strengthening too and helping to push the swell up. And then there’s Bertha, that tropical storm that has been getting people excited. We might just see some increase in size by this afternoon but it’s going to be tomorrow before we see any real swell I thnk.
Anyway, there’s plenty of bumpy stuff to surf in the meantime but let’s have a look and see if anything is getting into Harlyn……..

Harlyn (1*):  Flat to 1 foot


Ah, if only!
There’s a foot or so of still wishy washy stuff trying to wash ashore around here this morning. The wind must be a little more westerly than expected.
That is an hour or two after high tide and so maybe it’s being affected by the dropping tide. Either way, it is likely to build, if only a little, on this afternoon’s incoming tide. And those tides are stretching themselves out which will help too.
It could be worth keeping your eyes on here through the day, I wouldn’t be surprised to be surfing a couple of feet of very typical Harlyn surf by this afternoon!
But right now there’s nothing happening at all!

Today’s Tide Times:

Low Tide:  11:11  (1.2m)           High Tide:  17:07  (7.2m)


Surf Forecast for Sunday 10th August 2014

Strong westerly winds are going to be pushing through a relatively thick swell, a mixture of localised wind swell and the residue of tropical storm Bertha.
So we should be seeing four to five fete of thick and bumpy stuff to surf at our local main surf breaks. The sheltered spots are going o be the place to seek, Harlyn is probably going to be in the three foot plus range for most of the day, the afternoon spring tide helping to push it all up a bit more.
It will be good to get some waves to drop in on before turning, there has been a long time of those paddle-stand-and-turn little waves!


Surf Conditions for the Weekend

As the Boardmasters weekend gets into its stride, UK surfers are watching the pressure charts with some interest, in particular the track that tropical storm Bertha has chosen to take.
We should get surf this weekend and, if we’re just a little lucky, we could get some really good surf this weekend!
Saturday is likely to be another bright enough and cheery enough day with a building swell made bumpy at the main surf breaks by a steady west south westerly wind.
By Saturday’s evening high tide we should be enjoying some half decent but maybe quite choppy three foot plus surf.
And by Sunday we are all hoping that some pumping, powerful surf will be washing our way!
A solid five foot plus swell should hopefully be rolling over those settled sandbanks, messed up by some fresh westerly winds maybe but hopefully big enough to swing into those more sheltered breaks.
And that should roll well into the start of the week. After such a long quiet spell this period of hopefully pumping surf should get everyone excited! Let’s hope that it lasts a while!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!