At 7.35 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 4 to 5 feet
A blustery south sou’ westerly blow is pushing across the bays this morning, chivvying and flicking the lazy looking surf as short sharp showers sting and chill as they quickly skit across the sky.
Surfwise there’s not much going on here just yet but the swell should build today, doubling or trebling in size. But of course that wind is going to mess it all up here anyway.
We’re going to have to shuffle on over to Harlyn to see the real action locally!
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
Harlyn is doing that deceptive thing again this morning, it looks a foot but is more in the three foot plus range as soon as a set rolls in.
And a very pleasant three foot it is too, the wind is straight offshore, the tide is on the rise and the sets should become more consistent (and bigger!) as the day rolls on.
If you can get here without infecting anyone then ether should be some really very good surf, strengthening all day long!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:07 (2.4m) High Tide: 09:50 (6.0m)
Forecast for Saturday 20th February 2021
Eight foot swells are going to be driving into a hard blowing southerly wind all day long, the main breaks being too big and windswept locally.
Harlyn will be the magnet today with some big and booming, offshore wind hollowed barrels whomping onto the sand.
Take it easy out there today, there aren’t that many (good) new replacement boards around at the moment (just in case yours gets snapped – as it often might in barrelling Harlyn!).
Conditions for the Weekend
Harlyn is going to be the surf break of choice throughout this weekend.
The North Atlantic is still filled with low pressure systems which are spinning swells our way getting into the eight to ten feet size range for the weekend.
Add to that those gusting mainly south westerly winds and the only spots that are going to be of much interest are those sheltered, more north or north easterly facing breaks.
Then again, looking at the charts you can see that the wind could stay more southerly through Saturday and might (definitely only ‘might’ though!) switch a degree or two to the south east during the afternoon or evening. And that could just provide more than epic conditions for one or two spots further away – think Fistral, think Cribbar? Not huge but it might just be big enough. But it could also be dark first!
And don’t forget not to travel! If you can’t socially safely walk there then just watch on the social platforms, you know it.
Anyway, more realistically, Harlyn is going to be the draw locally and that should provide enough sand thrusting, board snapping excitement for one weekend!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!