At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 3 feet
A steady drift of light, light snowflakes has just started to float down on the beach as one lone boogyboarder catches a smooth and glassy peak to slide across the bay.
A nice start to the day for someone!
And so as the thermometer sits here at 0 deg C, the sky is that 40th shade of snowfilled grey and the air is all but still, those gentle flakes of snow continuing to float across the glass smooth surfaces of headhigh and peeling waves.
The surf is slightly smaller than yesterday and there’s a longer wait for the sets but otherwise it looks like another fun day of wave-gliding – if your wetsuit is good enough to keep you snug and cosy in these conditions!
Harlyn (1*): 1 foot
Tiny waves are rippling across the pre-high tide sand, relatively warming the snow kissed sand here this morning, a foot or just occasionally a couple of feet of slow moving fin draggers gliding ashore.
It’s the other side again today but I don’t think that it will be much longer than a couple of days before we are back here facing a completely different setup.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 15:47 (1.7m) High Tide: 09:20 (6.8m)
Surf Forecast for Wednesday 7th February 2018
We might just enjoy another final morning of offshores before those onshores kick back in later this afternoon.
A brisk but quickly calming north nor’ easterly is likely to be keeping those temperatures down again while adding some shape to the two to three feet of dark and wintery but cleanish surf.
You’re going to have to jump on it as soon as you’re ready though, although its likely to be no more than a breeze, it is probably going to be an onshore breeze soon enough.
Surf Conditions for the Rest of the Week
A cold winter’s week is waiting for us this week with the threat of snow showers even all the way down here.
A slowly decreasing swell will drop from those four to five feet explosions of Sunday to a decent three feet by Monday being replaced by a couple of feet of smooth and fun gliders by Tuesday morning.
And then a cold, cold blast from direct north is likely to freeze us through Tuesday afternoon, that wind biting and gnawing and putting even the keenest off surfing in those conditions.
And that could be the day that we see some of the white stuff! But it is Cornwall and although we always hope for some snow fun, it rarely comes to much, if anything!
By Wednesday the wind should be calming but only a bits it tries to shift more to the east.
Another cold day of winter sun could see some cleaner surf again, more in the three to four foot range.
Smaller and cleaner, brighter conditions will be beckoning through Thursday, the temperatures low again while that bright but weak winter sunshine cheers us up while a lot or two of clean little surf glides through.
And then normal conditions blow through again to end the week, a wet ‘n windy north westerly just to remind us.
But that is a way off yet, in the meantime we can expect some pleasantness in the cold!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!