At 8.10 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 8 to 10 feet
A gradually brightening sky is cheering things up down in the bay this morning as a smaller but still thick and heavy, more than big enough swell swirls along the coast.
A steady sou’ westerly wind is shoving and pushing those lumpy swells into the bay, those tumbling waves being squeezed and trapped by the confines of the high tide beach and headland.
There’s still a lot of activity out in the sea this morning but there’s not much to surf on, not here anyway.
I’m away until next week so no view from our beaches until then!
Harlyn (2*): 4 to 5
Harlyn is deserted this morning, the birds seabirds scampering across the sand in their roulette scavenging, just ducking away from those roaring waves as they crash onto the high tide sand.
Four or five feet of still big enough waves are rolling into the bay, bouncing and tumbling ashore. Give it a couple of hours and everything will be that little bit sharper and cleaner and more precise. And still big enough to entertain!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:52 (1.1m) High Tide: 08:25 (7.2m)
Forecast for Wednesday 3rd February 2021
That same thick and lumpy swell is going to continue to roll our way today, the wind easing from an overnight westerly to a steady sou’ wester.
So Harlyn is going to be the place again today!
Conditions for this 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 should 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.
I’m away until next week so no view from our beaches until then.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!