Posted: March 24, 2015 in Big Wave Video & Photo Locations, Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Hawaii - Jaws, Maui ; Pipeline
Tags: 2015 Ride of the year entry Billabong XXL, brevard county surf report, cape canaveral and cocoa beach surf forecast, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach surf report, Hawaii, Outer Reef, satellite beach surf report
Do we need to blow off work Thursday? No :) It is just a wind swell, not a groundswell. But the last 3.5 foot at 8 second windswell I caught by 2nd light 2 1/2 weeks ago was 60-100 yard glassy rides with workable walls (Longboard, yes) in the thigh to rib high size. So hopefully we’ll get lucky. Thursday morning should be thigh to waist high glass at the Pier, and maybe some rib high sets in Satellite Beach. Winds look like they will have a couple hours of SW winds in the 5-8mph range mid-morning. Then turning South to SE by 11 or noon. Wednesday night I’ll have a more accurate wind report !
Friday morning should have some smaller leftovers with similar conditions as Thursday.
Check out this awesome video below. I haven’t ever seen Outer Reef in Hawaii this big. Waimea, yeah, Jaws, well of course, but Outer Reef?
Keala Kennelly at Outer Reef – 2015 Billabong Ride of the Year Entry – XXL Big Wave Awards
Friday morning for the 3rd day running looks to have waist to rib high plus glass until mid-morning, maybe noon. Kinda like this past Monday down south :)
Sunday still looks like waist to maybe chest high (probably down south only), with W winds in the 3-6 mph range until maybe 11 am then NNW to NE by Noon or so. The swell drops thru the day, so the best plan, is to hit first light around 7 AM. High tide is around 3:38 AM in Cocoa Beach and 3:53 AM in Satellite Beach. High going low at 6:53 is a perfect mid-tide time to go.
Also, check out the video this Dad made, with his Baby’s first barrel surfing :)
BodyBoarding 101 from jorge tirado on Vimeo.
Check out the full article on the baby surfer here. John John Florence said his Mom took him out on her board when he was around 6 months old :)
Also, the 3rd Annual Beach and Boards Fest sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop is at Shepard Park, which means, much easier parking than other places. Check out the scoop on the Fest here.
Sunday morning we may have a nice windswell with glass. We’ve had wind swell all week, but we may get some distinct offshore winds and have waist to maybe chest high glass down South.
Those of you that haven’t seen the Video I posted a year ago or so, called “Johnson Avenue Surfers – 3 years in Review”, I share it below.
This was a video of some local surfers/friends 10 or so people, with 5 soundtrack songs by Bob Marley and Guerilla Jazz, from Maui. It’s long, but that’s so we could get everyone in here. Young and Old surfers, from Cape Canaveral, The Pier, and Hanger near 2nd Light.
The gauge was off, it said 68 on Two Palms (and that is the trident pier thermometer, so my bad :(
Monday morning early, is looking fun! The call is waist to chest at the Cape to the Pier, and chest to head high in Satellite Beach !
Winds 3-5 mph North, so slight offshore from 4rth Street North to the Cape. And onshore in S CCB and Satellite Beach, but with light onshores, it should be clean and almost ground swell :)
Have a fun Monday Am, the winds will pickup to 7-12 from 11 am on, so get out early!
Strong groundswell piggybacking the windswell we just had the last two days. 7-8 foot ground swell hits 120 buoy, and just hit 6 feet at 12 seconds,at the 20 mile buoy at 9:50 PM. The winds are over 20mph at the 120 blowing west, so we’ll just have to see if it holds the swell back, or if it fully comes in :)
The winds show to be 2-4 mph NNW switching around to East, and not increasing until 11 AM or so.
It’s worth doing dawn patrol to catch some chest high glass again.
Today the swell definitely dragged it’s feet coming in, but I did get some awesome South CCB thigh to rib high 50 to 100 yard peelers and not bad on closeouts either, you could pick walls that held up. With brisk 12 -15 mph West winds. The lefts were really nice, and actually some were throwing even right. Lots of fun. But………………………. Tuesday ;
Yes, Tuesday is now looking solid offshore, and I believe Rib high plus at the Cape, some Chest high sets at the Pier, and some Chest to Shoulder high sets in Satellite Beach! Winds, start WNW at daybreak 2-4 mph , Sweet! By Noon, may 6-8 mph WSW, and it may push up to 10-12 plus in the afternoon swinging around W to NW late afternoon.
Get excited! This is a surprise and a Gift :)
The windswell/almost groundswell, starts to hit the beaches by 12 am to 3 am, as it appears. The period of the swell looks like it covers the coast by 6-9 am, so it is my hope and belief, that Monday, we should have some waist high waves at the Pier and glassy, and some rib to chest high sets in Satellite Beach by 9 am. Winds are SW at daybreak, turning WSW, and as the swell strengthens and increases in the afternoon, the winds turn onshore.
I’m exploring brevity tonight :)
Yeah, it does appear that Sunday could have an hour of glass and something waist to maybe chest high during that hour, but Monday is a stronger swell, and maybe a few hour window for glass in the morning. 4 feet at 9 or 10 seconds should bring a shoulder high face or two down south, and we should get a good hit up North here! The swell is coming from the direct East, so the blockage should be as bad as it was with the last swell, not even close.
Tuesday looks like it could also be fun with similar size as Monday, if the winds get a little more favorable.