At 7.35 a.m:
Constantine (2*): 8 to 10 feet
Milder temperatures are comforting us on this Valentine’s morning as the wind continues to howl and screech across the bays, the air thick with the murk and mizzle and spray of a rotten mid-February morn.
A hard blowing southerly blast is holding back a still surging swell, allowing only the biggest and thickest rolling monsters to growl through to explode on the beach. Six to eight to ten feet of thick and stormy waves are twisting themselves ashore being pulled and torn by wind and rips alike.
It’s not a place for the faint hearted today, especially when you just know that some other surf spots further along the coast will be churning out the goods. If you can get there in a Covid-safe kind of way that is.
Harlyn (3*): 4 to 5 feet
Visibility is low at Harlyn this morning as that howling southerly gale screeches to meet four or five feet of thick, driving swells, seaspray mixing with the drizzle and wet of a milder but still very wintery day.
The take-offs are going to be steep and late and very instinctive, testing the ‘pop-up’ reactions of every former surf school pupil to the max. But there should be a few hollow grinders for those Covid trapped former winter emigres to shelter within, that warm and cosy neoprene taking the place of Indonesian sunshine.
Valentine’s Day at booming, offshore winter Harlyn – fabulous darling.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 13:31 (1.0m) High Tide: 19:21 (7.0m)
Forecast for Monday 15th February 2021
Howling sou’ westerly winds and a thick and wintery, booming six foot swell. There’s only one option; Harlyn – or not in.
Conditions for the Start of the Week
Hard blowing south westerly going westerly winds are going to be driving milder temperatures and damper weather our way all week long with thick and booming, wintery swells accompanying those winds.
A week of windy dampness will be balanced by offshore wind-hollowed stand up barrels reeling through at Harlyn and other more northerly or preferably north easterly facing surf breaks.
The swell is likely to stay in the ‘big’ category for most of the week, slipping into the ‘really big’ scale by week’s end.
Remember though, if you have to travel for it, well, maybe you shouldn’t right now.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!