At 8.05 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 10 to 15 feet
Loud the wind howls and hard the rain falls, while hailstones collect in the corners, the grey, grey sky scudding across the horizon.
It’s pretty grim out there this morning, only cheered by the sight of huge storm surf rushing into the bays, all angry and mixed up and furious looking.
You really do not want to be going near those waves today!
Harlyn (0*): 6 to 10 feet
The wind and rain are squealing into the bay here this morning, sandblasting anything in the way. Deep and dark storm clouds are rushing about too, blending another shade of grey into the mix ‘n match palette of that winter sea.
Huge sets of waves are prowling past the bay, the occasional top heavy, beach-wide close-out growling its way into the shallows.
You wouldn’t want one of those on your head, not unless you were ready for it!
So, no waves to ride here today and even the south coast might be a little trying today too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 11:25 (1.6m) High Tide: 17:18 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 17th January 2018
It looks like these storms are hanging around for a while with powerful north westerly winds whipping up those wild seas all day long!
There’s unlikely to be any waves worth riding along this stretch of coast today, unless one of those little nooks and crannies further up the coast might just get some leftover swell swinging in. But the south coast would be a better chance of getting some impressive surf to ride!
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Those onshore (on this coast) north westerly winds are returning for this week, coinciding with a big and solid swell.
Ten to fifteen feet of choppy and windswept surf is going to plague our surf breaks all week long, teasing and testing and re-modelling our bays and beaches.
If we want to enjoy some clean and rideable surf this week then we are going to have to travel, the south coast being our obvious and nearest destination of choice. The beauty of that at this time of year though is that we should be able to find some quiet and secluded, great breaking surf spots and maybe have them all to ourselves too!
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!