At 8.25 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 8 to 10 feet
The wind has dropped a fraction and eased a degree or two more to the south of south east, allowing a rise in temperature of half a degree or so. But it is still windy and it is still cold, very, very cold.
And mountainous seas are cresting into the bay, double to triple overhead peaks standing tall in the offshore wind before winding their way to shore, those massive and cavernous waves reeling and spilling over the Reef and the Slab. Not many other places are able to cope with so much water moving around in that wind.
It’s a place for the fit, the strong and the brave only today and then only with the right equipment, training, knowledge and experience.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 6 feet
The wind might have eased by a knot or two but it is still screeching offshore at Harlyn this morning, blasting into the faces of big and lumpy, sand-sucking swells as they explode their way into the bay.
Those waves are rearing up into the wind before walling and screeching across the bay, mostly closing out across the whole beach but occasionally tempting and teasing as they reel and peel their way to dry sand.
Those wave are big and they’re hollow and the air is still very, very cold!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:23 (0.9m) High Tide: 18:13 (7.1m)
Forecast for Saturday 13th February 2021
More south easterly winds are going to howl offshore to meet a still big and rolling, hollow swell.
Throw some grey skies into the picture and you’ll realise that today is another day for those experienced and keen, fit and fabulous surfers who thrive in these conditions.
And for those, it will be a really very good day, if a little testing, even for them!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Growing swells are going to be driving in against cold but offshore, hard blowing winds for the rest of this week with some big and beautiful waves expected to pound our surf breaks well into the weekend!
Midweek’s freezing pleasantness of surf will quickly be replaced by something much more testing, the swell building steadily through the back half of the week, showing overhead barrels by Thursday afternoon, going double to triple overhead by week’s end. And all the time those cold, bitterly cold winds will be blowing offshore, holding those waves tall and steep.
This is a time for those with the fitness levels, experience and equipment to shine and blossom, the rest of us will be left shivering in the sheltered corners of those sheltered spots, held together only by ‘Black Witch’ed and ill-fitting suits and worn out boots and torn gloves, riding boards that are too short in waves that are too good!
But it should still be great!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!