At 8.10 a.m:
Constantine (3*): 6 feet
That magical orange moonset of the early wee hours this morning has been replaced by a bright winter’s clearness, a crisp and sharp morning with the rifle shot boom of breaking waves echoing across the fields.
Six feet and bigger of thick, rolling surf is pushing its way into the bays, really needing some focus to break, or at least an offshore breeze, that huge volume of moving water setting up rips and warps all over the place.
A handful are getting crushed over at Booby’s, the odd shoulder hop paying dividends, one or two walling and reeling into the current.
I’m guessing that there will be an onshore sea breeze effect kicking in by lunchtime and that will make it even more difficult, so you might want to go early.
Other than that it is looking like a fabulous winter’s day ahead of us!
Harlyn (2*): 2 to 3 feet
The swell seems to be missing Harlyn completely on this beautifully sunny and bright winter’s morning, or it could just be the dropping tide that’s holding those waves back.
Thick lumps of swell can be seen further out, just gliding past the bay so I guess that they will start to swing in more as the tide pushes in through midday.
And with a light south westerly breeze forecast for later this could be just the place to catch a few snappy little hollow ones later on!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 09:22 (2.4m) High Tide: 15:15 (6.0m)
Forecast for Tuesday 26th January 2021
A strengthening southerly wind is going to be brushing alongside a steady three feet of erratic little swell today.
That breeze will gently raise the temperature through the afternoon while bringing wetter and drearier weather too.
Conditions for the Start of the Week
Gentler temperatures wait for us this week, especially towards the end of the week as onshore winds feed in wetter but warmer air while big swells start lumping their way into the bays.
The wind is likely to strengthen from the south west, gradually building through Monday afternoon, staying steady into Tuesday and Wednesday before pushing in harder through the end of the week.
A fresh Sou’ Westerly wind along with a building winter swell are always the recipe for a period of thumping and snappy close-outs to negotiate at Harlyn, those elusive, peeling grinders always being just one more wave away!
So, although this week starts out gently with still and frosty conditions, the winds will gradually strengthen and bring in more damp Atlantic weather.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!