At 7.35 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 3 to 5 feet
The first calm and peaceful morning for some time has us covered in mist and mizzle, the muffled song of scurrying seabirds mingling with the deep bass of the wash of rumbling surf.
Four to five feet of swirling swells are tumbling into the bay, needing more of an offshore breeze to provide some shape. Right now what breeze there is is drifting up from the South, all mild and moist and almost offshore, but not quite.
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
Mist and mizzle is clinging to Harlyn this morning as surfer after surfer squeeze between the dogwalkers and joggers of a calm and still Sunday morning.
Three feet of clean faced, grey and smooth waves are walling across the sand, most of them shutting down, dumping thick wedges onto the sand, with only the occasional one reeling across the shore, all hollow and fast and rewarding.
You’re going to have to wait your turn for those ones though, there’s a lot of competition out there already!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 18:29 (2.9m) High Tide: 11:52 (5.3m)
Forecast for Monday 22nd February 2021
We’re hoping for a five to six foot swell to be smoothly p[umping into the bays today with only calm sea breezes to ruffle those wave faces, the power and size of those waves making for glassy conditions – if you choose the right place!
But most of the coast should be surf drenched and pleasant all day long!
Conditions for the Start of the Week
The calm and settled conditions of the weekend will soon be replaced by livelier conditions brought in by gusting southerly winds.
Those winds will be bringing plenty of mild and damp air over us while helping a thumping winter groundswell on its way to our shores.
Although Monday will see a calm continuation of light breezes with that same chunky four foot swell, Tuesday will show that gusting southerly wind blustering ashore while a booming swell continues to build and strengthen.
By midweek we should be seeing some majestic swells pounding our shores, those waves getting into the double or triple overhead size scale as they roar our way. Keep an eye on it through the afternoon, that wind could drop to nothing quite suddenly and then conditions could quickly become exceptional – to those fit enough, experienced enough and keen enough that is!
But the real excitement is going to be next weekend and beyond.
Steady and even groundswells are forecast to be rolling our way to meet light and pleasant offshore breezes!
That could just be very special!
But before that we will have a day or two of ho-hum kind of stuff at Harlyn, that same old three to four foot kind of surf that always keeps us entertained!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!