At 6.30 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 3 to 4 feet.
A brisk wind is rattling down the shallow valley this morning with a fiery sunburst dawn exploding over the dunes.
And the surf is growling through!
Three to four feet of stuttering peaks are hesitating before throwing forward and grinding shorewards. Hilly and a mate are getting some free-fall drop ins and a few short but cavernous cover-ups.
The wind is almost offshore, a south, south, south westerly maybe, almost with a fraction of easterly to it, but not quite.
The swell is building so let’s hope that the wind eases back, although it is more probable to strengthen and veer more south westerly, onshore here.
But right now, it’s smoking!
Harlyn (3*): 2 feet.
A couple of feet of lazy peaks are sliding into the bay just ahead of high tide, the gusting wind blustering straight offshore into that deceptive looking surf.
The depth of the high tide is taking away a lot of the size of those waves, as soon the tide drops we should see something more in the three feet range, much more hollow and testing too, increasing in size as that new swell settles in.
We should be in for a really fun day of clean and hollow surf here today and it’s likely to get big enough to keep most people happy too!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:46 (1.0m) High Tide: 19:40 (7.3m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 4th September 2016
A solid three to four feet of lumpy and thick swell is likely to be frustrated by a blustery onshore, westerly wind.
That wind might just drop later but we’ll have to wait and see how soon and how much though!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
These onshore winds seem set to plague us right into the weekend, staying mainly south westerly up until Sunday before switching more to the north west. But along with those winds there should be a building swell pushing quite hard into our bays and coves and maybe just keeping enough shape to be good at one or two breaks.
So Saturday is looking like a typical Harlyn day with some three to four foot swells rolling around the headland before exploding onto the sand, a mid-teens wave-period indicating this swell’s power.
There should still be plenty of swell around for Sunday but the wind looks as though it could just ruin the shape at most breaks along this coast. Whether it will be big enough to get some surf around to the far coast, we’ll have to wait and see!
In the meantime, there’s plenty of swell, the weather is pretty reasonable and the wind isn’t too unfriendly!
Oh, and next week is starting to look stunning!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!