Sunday, 31 May 2009

6.10 am 31 May 2009



Small clean lines, swell just under 1 foot. A gusty force 2-3 south easterly breeze is making them peak nicely.
I Just checked windgururu which predicts good surf again, at its best at high tide, midday. Rossnowlagh is buzzing with surfers this June Bank Holiday and the surf schools busy as everybody enjoys sunshine and perfect surf.

Tides
Low tide was at 05.57 1.0m
High tide 12.29 3.3m
Low tide 18.18 1.3m

Saturday, 30 May 2009

5.45am 30 May 2009



Good clean swell up to 1 foot now at low tide. No breeze. It will probably get bigger with rising tide as it did yesterday.

TIDES
Low tide was at 04.57 0.9m
11.24 3.5m
17.15 1.2m
23.43 3.5m

re full moon predicted on 23 May, it was of course a new moon. Some mornings I wake up more slowly than others . . . .

Friday, 29 May 2009

5.50am 29 May 2009



Good clean swell up to 1.5 foot. Light offshore breeze at present.

TIDES
Low tide was at 04.03 0.8m
High tide 1 0.22 3.7
Low tide 16.17 1.1m
High tide 22.40 3.7m

Thursday, 28 May 2009

6 am Thursday 28 May 2009




Swell is a bit over 1 foot with odd little feathers whipped up by a warm 3-4 south westerly breeze.

Tides
Low tide was at 03.10 0.6m
High tide 09.25 3.8m
Low tide 15.26 0.9m
High tide 21.40 3.9m

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

6.40 am Wednesday 27 May 2009



Swell up to 2.5 foot with fairly clean lines. South westerly breeze force 3-4.

Tides
Low tide was at 02.22 0.5m
High tide 08.31 4.0m
Low tide 14.37 0.8m
High tide 2o.46 4.1m

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

8.45 pm Tuesday 26 May 2009




Great big 4-5 foot waves rolling under the cliff and crashing against the seawall. Wind still north westerly.
Can Cornwall match that, you folk down at Bude?

Tide times in previous post below this one

5.50 Tuesday 26 May 2009



Yesterday's big swell has dropped to 1-2 feet and is a bit choppy in a fresh 4-5 onshore north westerly breeze.

Tides
Low tide was at 00.47 0.6m
High tide 06.53 4.0
Low tide 13.03 0.7m
High tide 19.10 4.1m

Monday, 25 May 2009

25 May 2009




Good swell 2-3 feet. No perceptible breeze up here on the cliff although slight backspray on the swell suggests an offshore breeze from the beach.

Tides
Low tide was at 00.47 0.6m
High tide 6.53 4.0m
Low tide 13.03 0.7m
High tide 19.10 4.1m

Sunday, 24 May 2009

5.45 am Sunday 24 May 2009




Surf's up again. 2 -3 foot swell with south westerly breeze acting offshore and lifting spray off the waves. Smokin' the inhouse surfer calls it but warns me not to try to use surfspeak because I'd get it wrong. Or dated.
I take issue with surfspeak over the word smokin'. We don't have to go the length of Matthew Arnold (dead poet) who said the wild white horses foam and fret but there has to be word somewhere in between that conveys the wonder of spray blowing off a wave.
Put any suggestions in comment below so that I can quote them in future.

Tides
High tide 06.09 3.9m
Low tide 12.17 0.7m
High tide 1828 4.0m

Re evening high tide - if you're very bored you can have a fun afternoon watching inlander cars getting stuck in the rising tide.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

7.20 am Saturday 23 May 2009



Late start this morning. Northwesterly breeze, tiny swell, just enough to make little waves at the edge.

Tides
High tide was at 05.26 3.7m
Low tide 11.32 0.8m
High tide 17.48 3.8m
Night time low tide is a minute after midnight, so tomorrow's tide.
New Moon tomorrow also.

Friday, 22 May 2009

6.00 am Friday 22 May 2009



Tiny swell. An offshore breeze - so imperceptible that I had to check it the old boy scout way, hold up a wet finger and see which side felt cold.

Tides
High tide was at 04.00 3.2m
Low tide 10.45 1.0m
High tide 17.10 3.6m
Low tide 23.15 0.9m

Thursday, 21 May 2009

5.55am Thursday 21 May 2009


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No swell apart from wavelets at beach edge. Light northwesterly breeze.

Congratulations to Tahlia Britton on winning a place on the Senior Irish team for the World Surfing Championship, while still a junior. Well done Tahlia.

Camera views from Smugglers Creek cliff, just to contradict a rumour I heard yesterday, that this blog uses a webcam and I don't really get up this early.

Tides
High tide was at 04.00 3.2m
Low tide 09.59 1.0m
Low tide 16.32 3.1m
Low tide 21.44 1.3m

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

7.15am 20 May 2009



Swell insignificant with light NW onshore breeze. More ripples than swell.
Tide Times
Low tide 09.12 1.2m
High tide 15.52 3.1m
Low tide 21.44 1.3m

(Report late this morning due to a late night last night - out at a play, The Mai, in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon. It's on again tonight, 8.30pm, worth seeing if you enjoy a good play.)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

6.35 am 19 May 2009




Small surf, little more than half a foot. Light onshore north westerly breeze.

Tides
Low tide 08.17 1.3m
High tide 15.03 2.9m
Low tide 20.3 1.4m

Monday, 18 May 2009

07.00 am 18 May 2009



What a difference half an hour can make. I caught this set, swell about 1.5 foot, a few minutes ago and breeze is offshore for now. Nice surf and nobody to surf it on a Monday morning.
Tide times below in earlier posting.

6.25 am Monday 18 May 2009



Small swell, less than 1 foot, now at low tide. No breeze at all just now but light onshore north westerly is forecast.
Tides
Low tide 07.15 1.4m
High tide 13.57 2.8m
Low tide 19.53 1.6m

Sunday, 17 May 2009

5.30 am 17 May 2009



Small clean swell, up to one foot with south easterly offshore breeze. Might get bigger, this morning as tide rises. It did with much the same conditions for the last 2 days.

Tides
Low tide 06.11 1.4m
High tide 12.44 2.8m
Low tide 18.43 1.6m

Saturday, 16 May 2009

6.30 am Saturday 16 May 2009



Small clean swell, just under one foot, with fresh offshore easterly breeze. It will probably get bigger as the tide rises.

Tides
Low tide was at 5.15 1.3m
High tide 11.40 2.8m
Low tide 17.36 1.6m
High tide 23.55 3.0m

Friday, 15 May 2009

6.10 am Friday 15 May 2009


Small clean swell, about one foot. Light offshore breeze.

Tides
High tide 10.47 3.0m
Low tide 16.41 1.5m
High tide 22.59 3.1m

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

6.25 am Wednesday 13 May 2009



Totally calm except for ripples made by chilly south easterly breeze blowing offshore.

Tides
High tide 09.15 3.3m
Low tide 14.37 1.1m
High tide 20.45 3.7m

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

7.00 am Tuesday 12 May 2009



A breath of offshore breeze, south easterly and sea almost still. I'm including a pic of last night's post-sunset to compensate for the lack of waves.
Tides
High tide 8.33 3.5
Low tide 14.37 1.1m
High tide 20.45 3.7m

Monday, 11 May 2009

As promised - candles on the May altar


Surfers - surf report and tides are in early morning post just below this one. This post is for surfers and non-surfers who are sitting examinations today.

Examinees: The promised candles are lit on the May altar that includes not just Mary for inner calm and inspiration but also Buddha for wisdom and Saraswati for learning and knowledge. Best wishes.

6.00 am Monday 11 May 2009



This morning Rossnowlagh looks as it must have looked on the first day of creation. Swell is a purely ornamental set of ripples at the edge of the sea. Calm, no wind.
Tides
High tide 7.52 3.6m
Low tide 13.59 0.9m
High tide 20.07 3.8m

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