At 7.35 a.m:
Constantine (*): 6 to 8 feet
And the wind continues to blow, that gusting sou’ wester pushing and stirring four to six feet of already mix and churned, still wild seas.
The sky is silver and the sea is darker and wintery, still (relatively) mild but looking colder.
All round to Harlyn then……..
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
You wouldn’t think that we’re in any kind of lockdown as you pull into an already busy Harlyn carpark again this morning, the pandemic circuit breaker short circuiting across the bay maybe?
But with a fun looking if a little bumpy three feet of grey and crumbly swell tottering onto the sand you can see the attraction. A short paddle (or a hop and a jump if you time it right), bigger sets to make it tempting along with the (very) occasional freight train right-hander zipping across the bay.
Anyone producing a neoprene mask yet? Maybe something along the lines of @TommyArmstrong’s 90s invention of stomatex maybe?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 16:06 (2.4m) High Tide: 09:33 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Sunday 22nd November 2020
Light variable breezes are going to keep us guessing today.
With a four foot and wobbly swell continuing to roll our way and the breeze swirling lightly but from all directions, those with the time and who make the effort to keep on top of it all are probably going to find a session of fun, the rest of us will be hearing a lot of; “should have been here an hour ago!”.
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
Another wet’n windy one is waiting to engulf us in its windy dampness this weekend, with strong sou’ westerly winds forecast through Saturday, calming but easing north westerly into Sunday.
With a windblown six feet or so of chopped and slopped swell weakening as we go through the weekend, the only waves of any quality are likely to be at Harlyn on Saturday.
We can expect a decent six feet plus dropping to four to six feet of offshore wind smoothed surf at Harlyn through Saturday becoming three to four feet of lightly slopped stuff on Sunday.
So, as we plough along on this weird kind of a second lockdown the surf is not looking great this weekend, it’ll be okay if you have easy and socially safe access to your favourite spot but you wouldn’t want to break lockdown for it.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!