Constantine (2*): 4 to 5 feet
A steady sou’ westerly breeze is gusting into the bays this morning, shoving and pushing four feet or so of shuffling swell onto the sand. The sky is a little grey but the air temperature is mild and seems settled.
So, not the best but not the worst either, just like the Covid jab.
Harlyn (3*): 3 feet
The surf at Harlyn is looking a little deceptive just ahead of high tide this morning but luckily there is someone out to show that those one foot looking, peaky and slow moving little waves are more like three feet plus and are looping over with some speed.
So you have to think that as the tide eases its way back out then conditions should improve a whole lot more.
It’s nowhere near as big as yesterday but there should be some fun stuff to play in later.
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 14:59 (1.7m) High Tide: 20:53 (6.3m)
Forecast for Thursday 18th February 2021
A five foot swell with blustery, west going sou’ westerly winds alway dictates a Harlyn day of surfing locally.
So three fete of offshore wind hollowed fun should be waiting once the tide has dropped back enough.
Conditions for the Rest of the Week
Harlyn is going to be the surf break of choice throughout the end of the week and into this weekend.
The North Atlantic is still filled with low pressure systems which are spinning swells our way, four to six feet through the next few days getting into the eight to ten feet size range for the weekend.
Add to that those gusting mainly south westerly winds and the only spots that are going to be of much interest are those sheltered, more north or north easterly facing breaks.
Then again, looking at the charts you can see that the wind could stay more southerly through Saturday and might (definitely only ‘might’ though!) switch a degree or two to the south east during the afternoon or evening. And that could just provide more than epic conditions for one or two spots further away – think Fistral, think Cribbar? Not huge but it might just be big enough. But it could also be dark first!
And don’t forget not to travel! If you can’t socially safely walk there then just watch on the social platforms, you know it.
Anyway, more realistically, Harlyn is going to be the draw locally and that should provide enough sand thrusting, board snapping excitement for one weekend!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!