At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 4 to 5 feet
Ouch it’s cold again but without the pretty stuff to keep you interested. That degree or two extra temperature this morning can’t be felt in the icy wind but it’s enough to replace the white stuff with wet stuff.
A bitey northerly wind is bristling down the coast this morning, hurrying short sharp squalls across the bay while shaking the hedges and scuffing the marram.
Thick and chunky four foot waves are bouncing in, all dark and brooding, that wind keeping the lefts wide open while pushing the rights over too early.
It looks like a pig of a paddle and cold too but there are some thick and heaving lefthand barrels to be had if you’re keen enough!
Harlyn (0*): 2 to 3 feet
Three feet of grey and raggedy, windblown surf is being blown ashore in the weak early light of a cold and windswept winter’s morning.
It is pretty bleak here this morning but no less pleasant in a peculiar way for that with that winter weekday emptiness of a cold and windtorn beach in February.
It does have its attractions but surfing isn’t one of them, not today anyway!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:28 (2.2m) High Tide: 10:03 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Thursday 8th February 2018
South westerly winds should raise the air temperatures today while throwing a little extra swell our way too.
Harlyn should start off slowly but improve pretty much throughout the day.
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!