What Size and Form can we expect Tuesday morning and day?  Maybe chest high and glassy…

JUST KIDDING :)

WOW!  The 20 mile buoy hit 11.5 feet at 15 seconds at 10 PM tonight.

It will be overhead for sure !  How big?  My call for Tuesday morning and day is 3 to 6 foot overhead is the possibility with possible bigger sets.  More like 3 -4 foot overhead on the bigger sets at the Pier and in Cocoa Beach.  Satellite Beach, if the storm fully comes in tomorrow,  I don’t think the winds will be too strong West at the 120 to hold it back, but at the beach, it may delay it a half day.  But being optimistic, I believe in Satellite Beach we have a good chance at some double overhead waves.

Winds Tuesday should be in the 18-20 mph range at daybreak from the NW, and slowing down, tidbits, to maybe 12 mph WNW at 6 PM.

Air temp high should be around 64 at Noon or 1 PM, water temp 68-69 degrees.  The sun pops out by 9 am, and should be completely sunny by 11 or 12 noon.  High tide going low is at 9:15 for the Port, and 9:30 in Satellite Beach.  So I like the noon approach where the winds are down to 15 mph, and mid tide is 12:30.

Wednesday will be very cold (for Florida surfing weather , not for Snowbirds or transplants).   The low temp for Wednesday at daybreak is 47 and the high is 58 around 1 or 2 PM.  Which is also the best time to paddle out (in my opinion, cause I like high going low mid-tide best in Satellite, cause I ride a long board).

Surf size Wednesday,  if there is no delay from the winds holding the swell back, should be 2 to 4 foot overhead with NW winds in the 14 to 6 mph range, going from daybreak to 6 PM.

Big glassy surf expected for Thursday and decent for Friday also.  This weather pattern up above is doing a nice job giving us offshore winds too, praise God for that one too!

The photos below are from a NE swell on November 10 2011 that was 6 feet at 11-12 seconds.  We had a few 12-14 foot face sets that day in Satellite.  I shot many double overhead sequence rides, and some smaller shots, like the barrel that I caught the guy in below (was a 6 shot sequence)

The barrel photo page , that I posted on at Magicseaweed.com back in 2011 is here: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=257875&browseSession=5d26f2039192deb5ba85c69b7f593ddd

1 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

1 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

 

2 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

2 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

 

3 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

3 of 3 shot sequence, shot Nov 10 2011, Satellite Beach, NE swell, 6.5 feet at 11 seconds, photo by Art Hansen

 

1 of  4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

1 of 4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

 

2 of  4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

2 of 4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

 

3 of  4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

3 of 4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

 

4 of  4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

4 of 4 shot sequence here, smaller wave, but pretty form, same swell as mentioned above, and same guy taking photos :)

 


Sunday could jump from waist to chest high and be bigger than today if that incoming swell, taps the one we will have leaving tomorrow.  Winds should be NW till 11 in Satellite, then turning NNW, which means up North it will be glassier longer

Could be chest high down south and glassy North to South.

Going to bed :)


The Buzz of Surf is in the air!  Swells, swells and more swells!  Wind swells not groundswells, but we should have some fun peaks and brief walls :)

Saturday am looks chest to shoulder high going from North at the Cape and the Pier, with bigger waves in Satellite Beach.  Winds are onshore, but 1 mph at daybreak, and could be offshore for an hour even.  But they don’t climb much during the day, so it should be big and clean and fun, as this long lasting wind swell delivers.

Sunday looks rib to chest high and glassy with bigger waves down south.  Winds offshore, WNW turning NNW before noon, so if you’re gonna surf down south for glass, get it early.  Otherwise, the glass should linger longer up North here.

Then we have big ground swells overhead coming in all next week.

Have a Great weekend, and don’t forget to hit Friday Fest street Party and Vendors in Cape Canaveral by City Hall!


A little bit of a swell coming in tonight.  It’s the ground swell , well almost groundswell part of this wind swell that we have had.  The stronger period of the swell will come in sometime after midnight, we hope.

Saturday AM, Should be waist high waves, and rib high plus down south.  Satellite likes a NE swell the best.  But the winds, will only be  slight offshore here till 8 Am ish maybe.  When I say offshore, I mean North winds which are around 4 degrees offshore for the pier, and maybe 8 or 10 degrees for Johnson Avenue.  Then they turn NE from 8 to 10, so not too bad.  South of Minuteman causeway it will probably be totally onshore both days.

Sunday, which is the reason why I’m mentioning this swell, is because it could hit chest high plus for a few hours on Sunday.  But the winds are looking to be NE from 6 to 10 mph.


Third day straight, Monday’s model looks chest to shoulder high with my guess head high plus drops in the morning, till maybe noon.  Then just a few inches smaller. 

Could be fairly glassy too, mostly down south because of SSW to maybe SW winds, but looking more 8-12 mph SSW winds. 

Saturday just plain overhead big chop with those times at the pier where it has an illusive clean look too it for an hour or so.

Sunday afternoon, at Playalinda could be hard hard offshore wind with 1 to 3 foot overhead faces.  More side chop to slight onshore for the Cape to Minuteman.  A little cleaner down south.

Video below, from 2015 Billabong XXL Ride of the Year Entry clip at Jaws, Maui.   Grant ‘Twiggy” Baker from South Africa on a nice perfect medium huge Jaws face and a mega long ride :)

 

Get excited folks, waves coming!

Oldwaverider


How does the weekend look for waves?

A solid wind/maybe mild groundswell (the swell period is only 9 which technically does not qualify for ground swell :)  ),  but there is enough form to the Swell Period to get excited.

Sunday could have well ovehead big wind chop with a chance of semi-clean waves with strong South winds Sunday late afternoon.  PLAYALINDA COULD BE FANTASTIC!  Playalinda faces 32 degrees offshore with direct South winds.  Sebastian Inlet, 26 degrees offshore with direct South.  The rest of our breaks, South is only a teaser :)

Monday could be chest to shoulder high with bigger face takeoffs, and semi-glassy with brisk winds SSW.  It’s 4 days out, so this is only in the 37.5% chance range, but it has been consistent 2 days running.  It could be 75-80 degrees and Sunny , also on Monday!

We’ll post more as the swell gets a day away!


More later, but Sunday morning could bring some fun waves.  Waist to chest high, and right now, Weather.com says SW winds turning SSW by noon on Sunday.

I was browsing videos of the Unheard of Perfect and huge swell of Summer of 2012 Cloudbreak, Figi, and the footage of instead back door massive barrels blew my mind. Absolutely amazing footage!


6:50 PM Update Wednesday night.  Thursday morning, Now it appears that 8 Am or so, the winds could be NNW to NW for a couple hours, very light.  The tide is high tide going low at 6:45 AM, perfect.  And the strength of this wind swell is slowly coming in over night.  Thursday morning, We could have waist to chest high waves, most likely waist at the Cape and Chest high in Satellite Beach.

Friday morning the swell is supposed to strengthen to 9 second period from 8 seconds expected on Thursday morning.  So the winds will blow offshore fairly strong by mid-morning Thursday night/Friday morning, maybe up to 10-12 mph westerly.  We have a few hours of NNW to NW Friday morning, so it could be a little better than Thursday morning. Should be stomach to chest high at least down south.


Could we have some rideable surf Sunday afternoon?  Yeah!

It hit 15 feet at 10 seconds 3 times since 5 PM tonight.  But, the winds are hollowing, a lot faster out there offshore, than they are here.  Around 35-40 mph, so it could prevent the swell from hitting till Monday.  I’ll give it 50/50  that Sunday afternoon,we have waist to chest high waves, with 15-20 mph NNW winds around 3 PM Sunday.

I put the Swell Period chart in here, so you could see a solid 10 second period almost ground swell here by Sunday afternoon. (if the strong west winds don’t hold it offshore a full day)

11-02-14-Swell-Period-Chart-for-Sunday-3PM-from-MagicseaweedWater temp is 76 degrees, and with high winds out there, a vest will be perhaps necessary gear :)

Enjoy the cool weather !

Oldwaverider


Saturday Morning and Hurricane Gonzalo was so Epic at day break, when most of the Walls were peeling fast but makeable.  Saturday, October 18 2014 that is.  Not until 9:30 Am or so, did it be come more challenging to choose a wave :)  The video below is the second and probably last long one from Gonzalo.  I shot about 250 clips that day, 150 in Satellite and 100 at the Pier. (Note: the video is still uploading at YouTube and should be done by 1:30 PM or before)


Those of you that were there at our Awesome Rock Break in Satellite Beach, know who you are, and where this was shot.  Thanks for all your great surfing, and footage for me to devour!

And I would like to note, that the biggest wall/wave that came in, was caught by a young lady, and she made the most perfect drop (the wave was peeling fast, but perfect), and I may slow motion that clip by itself, to upload to Magicseaweed.com at the Satellite Beach location, where I have most of my photos and videos posted.

So I had to toss a couple barrels in here in kind of a slow motion (yeah I did take two from last video),  just to show the insides of the barrel, and this one guy with an excellent off the lip on an Epic wave in form and size.

There were quite a few 10 foot faces to show that morning, though the common sets were 6-8 foot faces.  The video is about 4 minutes long, and I did it in 1080P, cause the 720P version annoyed me, LOL :)

I hope you enjoy.  AND THANK YOU YOU TUBE FOR PERMITTING ME TO UPLOAD 1080p VIDEO!

Oh, and we do have 3 -5 days of big chop surf coming by Sunday night, Monday morning.

And there is a Surf contest at Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach for Groms, by Gnarly Charlie!.  Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483099941961312/

Have a Great Hump Day folks, and let me know what you think of video!

Oldwaverider (Art)