Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
at 7.55 a.m.
Rolling waves of grey can barely be identified through the murk and squall of another stormy winter’s morning, the wind howling again after a brief early morning pause.
The swell is thick and heavy, lumbering around the bay amongst the spray and rain and froth, daylight weakly struggling to allow sight of that delightful scene of fury – delightful if you’re warm and safe and dry that is!
You cannot help but think that even on days like this there are those out there earning their living, toiling amongst the storms and vagaries of nature, the North Atlantic predictable in its unpredictableness.
But for a surfer, even a cold water surfer by choice, it’s not here, not today.
And so, around to Harlyn we go….
Harlyn (2*): 2 to 5 feet
Hmmm, there are waves here but it is still a little bumpy and a little frothy, not to mention a little grey and stormy.
The wind is a little more westerly than we would choose but just a little, a stormy west sou’ westerly, blowing the tops off those four to maybe, occasionally, just about five feet set waves.
Most of the time it’s more three foot and reasonably clean, even fun looking but you have to wait for those big growlers that slink through every ten minutes to a quarter of an hour. They seem to be feeling the effects of the wind more, fragmenting and bouncing and looking a little sloppy, while some of the in-between set waves are smaller but more attractive.
If you’re keen enough, it should be worth getting wet but it’s not great!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:32 (2.6m) High Tide: 10:07 (6.1m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 14th January 2015
And the wind blows on and the rain continues to fall as the temperatures reach for winter proper.
The surf should be bigger and that wind should be a little more to the south, still stormy but maybe allowing Harlyn and breaks like it to throw a little shape or two. It really is looking like another cold and stormy day!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Those strong winds are likely to continue to dominate through this coming week. Gales and storms are lining up to blow through for pretty much the entire week, mainly staying from the south west but maybe slipping more westerly towards the back half of the week.
And so Harlyn is the place to check locally. Our winter sanctuary and home to some bowling right-handers amidst a host of thumping close-outs! You have to be nimble of foot and sharp of mind to really enjoy Harlyn, especially at low tide. But it is our winter salvation, the place to head for when most other places are blown out.
So stand tall and enjoy those sand sucking Harlyn barrels, we should have a week or two of them ahead!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!