Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Rossnowlagh 6.50 am 31 March 2009

March out like a lamb. Swell small, about one foot, wind southerly.

High tide 9.41am 3.7m
Low tide 3.42pm 0.9m
High tide 9.59pm 3.6m

Monday, 30 March 2009

8 am 30 March 2009

Small swell, about 1 foot. South west wind
High tide 08.56 3.9m
Low tide 15.02 0.7m
High tide 21.13 3.8m

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Rossnowlagh 8.30am (new time) 29 March 2009

All changed this morning and yes I did sleep in - the biological clock is still on GMT. We can look forward to longer evening daylight now for surfing or kiting or whatever else stirs your urge to be on the beach.

A fair swell shaping up or maybe left over from yesterday when it came up nicely on the evening tide. At present the breeze is from the south and flattening things out a bit.

Low tide 14.25pm 0.5m
High tide 20.33 4.0m

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Rossnowlagh 7.10 am 28 March 2009

There is a swell but a bitterly cold north wind is flattening it out for now.

Low tide 12.39pm -0.1m
High tide 7.05pm 3.8m

Friday, 27 March 2009

6.15 am 27 March 2009

Wind still blowing hard from the north west. Overnight gales have subsided to force 7-8, increasing with squalls. Magnificent big new moon full tide ebbing now.
Swell choppy, 5-6 feet
Low tide 12.05pm -0.1m
High tide 6.29pm 3.7m

Thursday, 26 March 2009

7.05 am 26 March 2009

Gales have dropped, wind about force 7 from the north west
Surf very choppy, about 4 feet

Low tide 11.31 am 0.1m
High tide 5.54pm 3.6m
Night time low tide 11.47pm 0.0m

New moon 4.08pm

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

6.45am Wed 25 March 2009

One of those days when the camera takes better pics from the bathroom window - keeping the salt spray off the lens.

Last night's gales still blowing 8-9 gale force, wind direction NNW.
Waves about 4 feet and choppy.

Low tide 10.56am 0.2m
High tide 5.21pm 3.4m
Night time low tide 11.20pm 0.1m

New moon tomorrow 5.54pm

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tue 24 March 7.10 am

Wind has dropped, still from NW but just a breeze.
Waves 2 foot fairly choppy but some clean lines shaping up from time to time.

Low tide 10.20 0.5m
Hgh tide 4.46pm 3.1m
Nighttime low tide 10.36 0.3m


Monday, 23 March 2009

Monday 23 March 6.15 am - High winds

Strong north-westerly wind bordering on gale force. {8-9 on the Beaufort scale. I've never worked out how to measure wind speeds in kilometres and don't plan to learn. The Beaufort is precise enough and allows for minor wind variations.}

Waves sloppy 3-3.5 foot; mostly white water
Low tide 9.40am 0.7m
High tide 4.08pm 2.9m
Evening low tide 9.58pm 0.5m

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sunday 6.50am 22 March 2009 Rossnowlagh

Surf small and sloppy, about 2 foot at best. Wind fresh from the north right now. Swell should improve later with rising tide and shift in wind direct to northe west. By midday it might be tolerably surfable.
Low tide 8.51am 0.9m
High tide 3.21pm 2.6m
Evening low tide 9.14pm 0.8m

Saturday, 21 March 2009

White water surfers getting out there

Rossnowlagh 1.30pm 21 March. Swell has arrived but wind is in the north, flattening the waves a bit. Wind is gusty but not severe. Good white water surf and white water kids have arrived, setting out warily at the south end of the beach.

White water kids - you can work for white water surfing certification now - check Irish Surf Association website at www.isasurf.ie. In fact you can earn your certificates all the way to big Peak waves. It doesn't have to be all about competition any more.

6.50 am 21 March 2009 Rossnowlagh

Grey sea, grey sky, the calm before the storm. Surf and wind rising in the afternoon. Check it out at www.windguru.com

Low tide 7.45am 1.1m
High tide 2.17pm 2.4m
Evening Low tide 8.15pm 1m

Friday, 20 March 2009

7.10 am 20 March 2009

Silent flat sea this morning. Southerly breeze. The misty equinox sunsets are the best thing these days. (last night's sunset below.)

High tide 12.47 2.3m
Los tide 6.55 1.1m

Thursday, 19 March 2009

7.30 am 19 March 20009 Rossnowlagh

Misty morning, small swell, 1-1.5 foot.
Moon in last quarter
High tide 11.24am 2.5m
Low tide 5.25pm 1.1m

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Rossnowlagh 7.30am 18 March 2009

Not a lot happening this morning. Surf just about 1-1.5 foot.
High tide 10.25 2.7m
low tide 4.16pm 0.9m
high tide again at 10.45 2.7 - too dark to surf maybe but perfect for beach casting, anglers take note.
Southerly breeze

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

2pm low tide 17 March 2009 Rossnowlagh

Low tide and surf has been rising all morning. Clean with offshore breeze, 5 to 6 foot.

12.30 pm St Patrick's, surf getting bigger

Unusually, surf has got bigger during ebb tide. Clean and some sets more than 3 foot. Wind still offshore, as this morning. (see previous post)

St Patrick's day and the pics are late

Rossnowlagh 9 am 17 March 2009

Nice clean sets. Small, about 2 -2.5 foot. Offshore breeze at present.
High tide 9.25 am 3m
Low tide 3.27 pm 0.7m

7 surfers getting out to drown the shamrock as only surfers can.

Monday, 16 March 2009



6.50 am surf 2-3 foot, a bit sloppy but an occasional clean set. Wind offshore right now.

High tide 9.am 3.3m and 9.20pm 2.2m
Low tide 2.48pm 0.4m

Sunday, 15 March 2009

6.40 am Sunday 15 March

Some blue sky and wind has dropped. Good swell, erratic but some nice sets, about 5 foot.

High tide this morning is at 8.23am 3.5 m, low tide 2.13pm 0.2 m, evening high tide 8.41pm 3.5m


Creek break