Monday, 31 May 2010

7.15am Monday 31 May 2010

Virtually flat except for a lazy half foot swell inshore. Breeze is force 2-3 south easterly offshore.

Low 02.38 0.8m
High 08.50 3.5m
Low 14.53 1.1m
High 21.03n3.7m

Sunday, 30 May 2010

6.20am Sunday 30 May 2010

Flat except for some small choppiness whipped up by a fresh force 4 northwesterly onshore wind.

Low 01.56 0.7m
High 08.50 3.5m
Low 14.53 1.1m
High 21.03 3.7m

Saturday, 29 May 2010

7.00am Saturday 29 May 2010

Swell has dropped to less than half a foot. Light force 1 easterly breeze.


Low 01.12 0.7m
High 07.21 3.8m
Low 13.30 0.9m
High 19.35 4.0m

Friday, 28 May 2010

7.10am Friday 28 2010

Waves are 1.5 foot, surging strongly in good clean lines. Light force 1-2 northwesterly onshore breeze.

Low 00.25 0.7m
High 06.38 3.8m
Low 12.46 0.8m
High 18.53 4.0m

Thursday, 27 May 2010

7.50am Thursday 27 May 2010

Swell is 1 foot with light force 2 north northwesterly  onshore breeze.

High 05.54 3.8m
Low 12.00 0.8m
High 18.11 4.0m

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

7.00am Wednesday 26 May 2010

Swell is just half a foot with a light force 1 cross-shore northerly breeze.

High 05.07 3.7m
Low 11.12 0.8m
High 17.30 3.9m
Low 23.37 0.8m

The waves are gone missing in the fine weather but the Back Line is in bloom. Pictures below for Coolmore people far away this morning.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Wavewatcher's Companion - Review link

Photo Extracted from The Wavewatcher's Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, published by Bloomsbury on 7 June at £14.99. To order a copy for £14.49 (including UK mainland p&p), go to or call 0330 333 6846. © Gavin Pretor-Pinney Limited 2010

Read the whole book review at

6.40am Tuesday 25 May 2010

Flat with light force 1-2 offshore north easterly breeze.

High 04.20 3.6m
Low 10.21 0.9m
High 16.74 3.8m
Low 22.47 0.9m

The calm hot water seems to have given rise to an algae bloom close to the cliffs. See photo below. It will take just one good stormy tide to scatter it.

Monday, 24 May 2010

7.30am Monday 24 May 2010

Flat with light force 1-2 northerly cross shore breeze.

High 03.25 3.4m
Low 09.27 1.0m
High 15.59 3.6m
Low 21.53 1.0m

Sunday, 23 May 2010

7.15am Sunday 23 May 2010

A very small 1 foot now on the last hour of ebb tide and no wind.

High 02.19 3.3m
Low 08.26 1.0m
High 15.04 3.4m
Low 20.54 1.2m

Saturday, 22 May 2010

ECO SHOPPING - Surfing brothers ride the green wave

Fledgling Isle of Wight based business Rapanui has proved that even small businesses can turn sustainability into profitability. The company have been making radical changes to the way the fashion business sources its materials, offering their customers an unprecedented level of detail, facts and figures and even interactive maps covering the entire supply chain from seed to shop on every product. The ethical eco-fashion label has unmatched ethical credentials and its two young directors have been nominated for countless sustainability and entrepreneurial awards.

“The idea is to educate our customers about where their clothes come from and exactly how it was made so that they can be empowered to make an informed decision as shoppers” said Co-Founder Rob Drake-Knight “at Rapanui we have a passion to be a success for doing business the right way”
The business was founded by Brothers Rob and Martin Drake-Knight in early 2008 and has quickly grown into an award winning brand, earning recognition from Enterprising Young Brits Awards and the sustainable business awards for their commitment to ethical and sustainable methods. Their ambitious sustainable business model is the key to their success; the motivation to develop Rapanui’s eco-friendly style came from their experiences in the water, repeatedly getting ill from sewage released onto their local beach in storm surf.
The brand takes a holistic approach to sustainability, using sustainable textiles like organic cotton, bamboo and hemp. Clothes are manufactured in a Fairwear Foundation audited supply chain including a factory powered by renewable energy. Critically though, this isn’t a clothing brand ticking the green box; the brothers accept that sustainability is not just about the design of products, technology or economics, it’s about communication design and dialogue.

Co-founder and director of sustainability Mart Drake-Knight said;
“To us it’s not just about clothes it’s about wearing what you believe in, As surfers we know that people relate to nature in different ways and we want to inspire people to think about the environment in their wider lifestyle.”

So if you want to see a great range of ethical surfwear, check them out at:

7.00am Saturday 22 May 2010

Clean 1.5 foot swell with light force 1-2 easterly offshore breeze.

High 01.05 3.3m
Low 07;19 1.1m
High 13.56 3.3m
Low 1947 1.3m

Friday, 21 May 2010

6.30am Friday 21 May 2010


Warm and drizzly with no wind and very little swell - about half a foot or so.

Low 06.10 1.1m
High 12.43 3.3m
Low 18.33 1.3m

Thursday, 20 May 2010

7.15am Thursday 20 May 2010

Swell is a good 1 foot in nice clean lines with a very light force 1 southerly cross-shore breeze.

Low 05.07 1.0m
High 11.34 3.3m
Low 17.25 1.3m
High 23.53 3.4m

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

7.00am Wednesday 19 May 2010

Swell is a good 1 foot with light force 2 southwesterly cross shore breeze.

Low 04.11 0.9m
High 10.32 3.5m
Low 16.27 1.2m
High 22.49 3.5m

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

6.50am Tuesday 18 May 2010

Swell is a good 1 foot, nearly 1.5, with a force 3 offshore southeasterly breeze.

Low 02.46 0.7m
High 08.58 3.7m
Low 15.00 0.9m
High 21.11 3.7m

Monday, 17 May 2010

Update 14.00 Monday 17 May 2010

A good 1 foot swell has come up during low tide. It might be bigger soon when the tide starts pushing.

7.10 Monday 17 May 2010

The sea is virtually flat this morning, just a small half foot close to the beach. Breeze is light forcee 1 southerly cross-shore

Low 02.35 0.7m
High 08.45 0.9m
Low 14.48 0.9m
High 20.59 3.8m

Below, a closer shot of the whin bush in full bloom, specially for Coolmore folk in distant places who are unconsciously for the sight of one. The whin blossom is spectacular this May.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

7.00am Sunday 16 May 2010

Swell is a good 2 foot with a light force 3 onshore westerly breeze.

Low 01.53 0.7m
High 07.59 3.8m
Low 14.05 0.8m
High 20.12 3.9m

Saturday, 15 May 2010

9.00am Saturday 14 May 2010

2 foot swell, choppy with an onshore force 4 onshore breeze.

This report is late due to 3 mobile broadband failure in Rossnowlagh this morning. I've had to chase the signal to Ballyshannon and didn't bring tide tables so will add them later if Rossnowlagh recovers a signal.

Friday, 14 May 2010

6.25am Thursday 14 May 2010

Two foot flattened a bit by a light northerly force 3 cross shore breeze.

Low 00.35 0.8m
High 06.40 3.7m
Low 12.47 0.8m
High 18.55 3.9m

New moon today