At 6.45 a.m:
Constantine (4*): 3 to 4 feet
The early morning haze is gradually clearing to reveal another bright and clear, pleasantly calm kind of day.
The sound of birdsong and surf is filling the bay as a smooth and steady three to four feet of long travelled swell unfolds itself onto our shallow surf breaks. A few hollow ones are running off the Peak, once again teasing and tempting, inviting you in for an oceanic deep clean.
I guess that it all depends on how you get there?
And I don’t know if it’s my imagination or whether the hedgerows are more vibrant and colourful, more fruit laden than I can remember seeing them?
Or maybe we just have the time to notice?
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 12:29 (1.1m) High Tide: 18:20 (6.8m)
Forecast for Thursday 23rd April 2020
Another still and calm, brightly sunlit day is promised with smaller waves but still that pleasantly light offshore breeze to groom it all to perfection.
Conditions for the Start of the Week
So we have been fairly fortunate with the weather while this weird and awful pandemic situation has unfolded over the last few weeks, it might have been even tougher to self isolate in the wind and rain that we had enjoyed for months through Winter.
But this week is going to be a real tester for anyone with a surfboard in Cornwall.
It does look as though we might be in for a frustratingly pleasant week of tempting surf with a smooth and solid swell rolling in against more steady offshore breezes.
Add some very pleasant, summer temperatures as well as loads of summer sunshine and you might just be feeling the strain to break out and go ride a few.
That is ultimately your decision but all I can add to the already overloaded and controversial mix of feelings is that I can’t see how it will help the situation.
If you can walk to the beach without mixing with anyone and can enjoy a solo session while taking responsibility for your own safety then there’s nothing in the world to stop you, your own moral compass aside.
Anything else must surely be a no-no?
Anyway, we are in for a fab week of weather and the surf is going to be very, very tempting!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay home, wash your hands and have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!