At 7.20 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 0 to 2 feet
Another clear and bright, gorgeous looking morning is showing the coastline off at its best again this morning but the temperatures are low! -5 deg C was showing on the car this morning and it feels colder than that!
But we are not suffering anything like the news reports are showing of the rest of the country – that might be yet to come though!
In the meantime tiny but perfectly formed little waves are curling their way to the beach, the sky is clear with only a hint of a threatening cloud bank just over there, the beach is empty and that wind, bitterly cold as it is, is straight offshore.
One foot waves are standing tall on the sandbars before leaping forward and folding their way ashore with much more rideable and tempting two foot set waves maybe making the decision to get in a bit more realistic.
If you have a decent suit, can find a little respite from the wind and have a warm environment to come out to then you’ll find some fun ones to play in!
Harlyn (0*): Flat
It’s flat again around here this morning, flat and winter chopped.
The freezing flow of wind is sweeping across the open beach, ice captured in the nooks and crannies, sand hard underfoot and the sea the deep, deep blue of a midwinter’s day.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 10:31 (1.1m) High Tide: 16:24 (7.1m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 1st March 2018
This could be the day when that Beast from the East finally unleashes a snowmaggedon on us.
We have basked in glorious winter sunshine the last couple of days watching images of balletic car slides in blizzard conditions elsewhere, those in the south slip sliding to a complete life halt while those in the north reach for a cap and scarf. It is all relative.
But for us down here, well, it could just be a proper cold one when you might not want to go surfing, especially given that it is likely to be no bigger than tiny!
Right, where are those snow chains which were such a sensible buy for that one evening in 1977?
Surf Conditions for the Start of the Week
Those beautiful conditions of the weekend should last well into the start of this week, that beautiful, clear winter’s sunshine cheering us all up while Easterly breezes continue to hollow those little waves that are expected to peel across our favourite surf breaks.
Unfortunately those little waves are going to be exactly that though – little.
Maybe even going flat through Tuesday for a while.
And although the weather should be pretty and bright and beautiful as we start the week, it is going to be cold!
And by Tuesday that clear sky might just start to fill with thicker clouds. And that could lead to…… snow!
It would be nice to see some proper white stuff down here, it’s quite a rare thing and fun for kids of all ages! But we will have to wait and see for that one!
And then, of course, by the back half of the week we will be seeing the return of gusting south westerlies bringing milder but damper conditions as well as some much bigger surf.
Have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!