What's the surf in Tramore like this weekend? Read on to find out.
Saturday is looking good, or at least not bad, for most levels of surfer. With a mid sized 4ft 8 second wind swell and cross offshore winds (particularly in the morning), we should see cleanish waist to shoulder high waves with the size decreasing throughout the day.
Saturday looks good with a small windswell and light offshore winds in the morning
For all levels of surfer, your best bet is to get out around between 9am and 1pm when the wind is forecast to be lightest and the tide is still relatively high. For complete beginners, the later afternoon/evening should have a small cleanish wave on the low tide.
Sunday, on the other hand, is a bit more of a mixed bag. While the swell size is bigger, 8ft 8 seconds, the swell direction is becoming very westerly which will decrease the effective size of the waves we will see on Tramore beach. The wind is forecast to be strong to moderate and cross offshore which, combined with the swell, should make waist high windblown waves through out the day.
Beginners should be careful on Sunday with the strong offshore wind forecast
For beginner surfers on their own these are not ideal conditions as the strong cross/offshore wind is likely to create a rip current moving down and out along the beach so take care. Otherwise, your best bet for Sunday is get on the beach around 10 am on the high tide for some surfable, but not amazing, waist high waves.
As always be sure to check our webcam or give us a call to be sure of what the surf is doing and if its good for you.