At 7.50 a.m:
Constantine (0*): 6 to 8 feet
Another howling north westerly blow is crushing large lumps of grey-blue surf as it tumbles and fumbles into the bay this morning, that cold wind spraying sand and spume across the dunes.
The bay is a cold and bleak and noisy, stinging place to be this morning, yet still it keeps its beauty and attractiveness, even while the surf runs crazily wild!
Harlyn (0*): 4 to 5 feet
The roar of wild surf, mixed and stirred by screaming nor’ westerly winds is filling Harlyn Bay this morning, face-stinging sand and saltwater being hosed across the beach.
The surf isn’t huge but it is wild and out of control with four feet or so of mixed up and windblasted storm surf washing around the bay.
There are other things to do today!
Today’s Tide Times:
Low Tide: 17:30 (2.3m) High Tide: 10:50 (6.3m)
Surf Forecast for Saturday 11th December 2021
Hopefully the wind will switch to the south west today, offering more support to the six foot swell while bringing milder air temperatures our way, as well as a little dampness.
And Harlyn will be allowed to shine!
We should be seeing some three to four foot surf barrelling into Harlyn at the start of today, the swell building as we go along and the wind blowing offshore here all day long.
So pack up your cold water surf gear and head for a typical Harlyn winter weekend of surf!
Surf Conditions for the Weekend
The wind is forecast to be blowing in from the south west throughout this weekend, pushing and shoving a big and building swell ahead of itself making Harlyn our surfspot of choice for this weekend.
Saturday should see a solid and thick six feet of open ocean swell being bundled onto our coast, strengthening and building in size through the day.
The wind will still be fresh and strong, blowing hard offshore at Harlyn to produce thick and snappy barrels during those usual states of tide.
So we can expect three feet of curling and snapping surf to be beating the sand first thing on Saturday, building with the tide into late morning. The dropping tide would normally show a drop in size at Harlyn but I think we can expect the building swell to compensate for that relatively small, neap tide tidal pull.
By Sunday we should be seeing some real size in the swell.
Even Harlyn is likely to be maxing out under the pounding of huge waves with a huge wave period to them.
Don’t be surprised to be greeted by some eight to ten feet sets of powerful and angry, winter waves growling into the bay.
That fresh sou’ westerly wind will limit the number of surf breaks thaw ill be able to hold some shape but with a little homework and a bit of experience and timing, we might just luck into finding some pretty good conditions at one or two of those rarely surfed ‘phantom’ surf breaks that we occasionally hear about!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay well and have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!