At 8.35 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 8 to 10 feet
Rain packed south easterly winds are driving offshore this morning, meeting head on with a still big and thundering, thick winter swell.
Double to triple overhead waves are churning into the bays, lines of grey blue walls stacking up behind the Reef as The Slab spins off some reeling walls of curving energy.
It’s a fabulous sight and with the right levels of fitness, training, aptitude and desire there are some screamingly great waves to be ridden but the other reality is that there will be some much more user friendly waves to be ridden elsewhere (bearing in mind the current lockdown travel restrictions).
Tag us (@constantinesurf) on your social media shots so that we can share the stoke! And remember; if in doubt – don’t go out!
Harlyn (4*): 4 to 6 feet
High tide is mellowing the still chunky surf at Harlyn this morning, that brisk south easterly wind blowing driving rain off the shore into overhead lines of grey winter swell.
As the tide drops out those waves will get snappier and crunchier but as nothing compared to the sand sucking might of the swells that we are going to enjoy tomorrow!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:34 (0.9m) High Tide: 19:26 (7.1m)
Forecast for Monday 1st February 2021
Light offshore breezes are going to pretty up and fuss over the already big and building, heavy winter swell.
The afternoon incoming tide will push through some BIG and still building surf, the evening showing some exceptionally stunning surf all along the coast.
It’s likely to be one of those days with conditions as good as you’re likely to ever see in this country but you’re going to have to be fully on top of your game to enjoy it!
Conditions for the Start of the Week
Mountainous swells are going to open up the week as we continue to Covid shield and shelter our way into February and another month of lockdown restrictions.
But for those who can legitimately access the surf we should be enjoying some exceptional conditions!
Monday could be mountainous as the North Atlantic Ocean pulls up its skirts and gives the Cornish Coastline a good kicking with as big a swell as we are likely to ever see in Cornish waters roaring into our bays. The offshore south easterly breeze will groom those swells into very rideable (for those fit enough, experienced enough and keen enough) mountains of surf at those few surf breaks that can take this sort of size.
By Tuesday the wind will have backed to the south west, restricting the number of locations that will have clean enough conditions to surf, that swell still staying really big but having dropped significantly since Monday.
Harlyn is probably going to be amongst the few spots to be attractive by midweek with more westerly winds making a mess of the main breaks.
And then the week should end with much more user friendly conditions at all of our main breaks as light offshore breezes groom a much more manageable three to four feet of still very surfable swell as it lights up the coast ahead of the weekend.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!