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Thursday night surf guess (9/29/10)


Weather channell Friday am wind report 6 am to 2 pm, for Cocoa Beach, see the red area, 5 -7 mph WNW mostly
Weather channell Friday am wind report 6 am to 2 pm, for Cocoa Beach, see the red area, 5 -7 mph WNW mostly

The size based on what I see with the growth in stength of the swell (from 10 sec to 11 second period) means more of ground swell.  Size is looking to be at least waist high to shoulder high for Friday morning and decreasing slowly thru the day.  The size is depending weather you do the Cape or Satellite Beach respectively.

The 120 buoy is still growng, it hit 14 feet at 11 seconds, and 12.5 at 12 seconds, but with the winds blowing offshore all night tonight, it may keep some of the swell from coming in any more.

To the chase waist to shoulder high and glassy is my guess.   With the swell fading overnight Friday, but should be ridable Saturday for awhile. (longboard probably).

The 120 buoy has been growing since we surfed today at 8 to 2 PM, it hit 14 feet at 11 seconds, and increased in strength of swell.  But I think the swell will decrease slightly overnight due to the offshore winds all night long tonight.
The 120 buoy has been growing since we surfed today at 8 to 2 PM, it hit 14 feet at 11 seconds, and increased in strength of swell. But I think the swell will decrease slightly overnight due to the offshore winds all night long tonight.

I put the 120 buoy chart here, to show the growth, but the size of our surf is reflected above in my writing.

Sorry, the updates kinda dry tonight, 6 hours of surfing and I’m spent,  ain’t getting any younger 🙂

If you don’t want these charts backing up some comments just let me know.   Thanks.   Art

It’s firing ! (7 to 8 am surfcheck)


Yeah.   Stop by Dunkin Donuts get your sandwich and java fix and pick your spot!

The pier is firing barrells but definitely its share of closeouts, but there looks like plenty of shoulders.  Looks like some nice lines are building, 10 sec period swell hit the 120 at 10 pm last night, so this swell is still coming in for then next hour or two.

Winds feel about 12.7 mph or so, but supposedly they will back down for a couple hours and then pickup at noon out of the NNW.

Enjoy it while its here!!

Wednesday night guess (9/29/10)


The 120 buoy hit 11 feet at 9 seconds at 6 PM !   What’s that mean?  Maybe a ground swell chasing out the wind swell part and maybe some lines instead of just peaks in the morning.    I know, I’m an optimist. Hopefully some 10 second period waves will start coming in from out there.  Still looking like  chest to shoulder/head high depending on where ya go.

Winds go offshore after midnight (I’m thinking sometime between 12:16 am and 12:44 am, just kidding, I don’t know when) , so it should have ample time to clean up the waves.  Yeah I know I sound overly optimistic.   So what, I’ve had egg on my face before,   I just want fun glassy waves.   Should be offshore till close to noon, after that it’s anyone’s guess.

Link to TS Nicole tracking site: http://www.stormpulse.com/ 

Tropical Storm Nicole screenshot, at 9 PM, located 333 miles from Daytona, Stormpulse.com
Tropical Storm Nicole screenshot, at 9 PM, located 333 miles from Daytona, Stormpulse.com

Friday’s looking good for size and glass too.   Looks like the Nor’easter is coming in a lot later like Sunday, and just climbs from there.

See ya out in the morning!

Wednesday morning (9/29/10)


You think I’m obsessive doing these reports eh?   You should see how many times a day I look at all this data while I’m working at home, ha!

Well our combined wind swell and ground swell (all swells are wind swells, but that’s another conversation :),  is holding tight for Thursday morning as a fun session.  Still looks to be chest high for the Cape and Shoulder or better for south of us, Satellite’s great rock breaks

Winds, are still showing to be offshore,  still in the 10 to 15 mph range, and out of the NW by daybreak, and possibly switching to westerly later in the day.   I cannot remember the last time Florida stayed offshore winds all day, but Weather Channel says yes, but I’ll have to see it.

Normally it blows the swell flat anyhow,  and with Friday showing some good size also and offshore, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Low tide for CCB is 6:47 am for Thursday, high tide at 1:11 pm.    I’m gonna check the end of the street, and if it looks great, and is chest high, then I’m gonna blow off my normal trip down to Hangers or Hightowers even though it’ll be 2 foot bigger there at least.   Nothin better than a great swell at the end of your street.  

By the way, the Nor’easter swell coming in Saturday (or maybe Friday nite) shows a big drop in size, but its still on track and looks like its going to piggy back right on top of the swell we have coming today and tommorrow.

It doesn’t look like it’s going to have much of a period to create the ground swells that we like, but heh, its waves right?

Enough rambling.   Hope to see ya out there!

oldwaverider

Tuesday night (9/28/10)


The swell size, the period, and the wind speed/direction for Wed. and Thurs.
The swell size, the period, and the wind speed/direction for Wed. and Thurs.

The low pressure system has moved up it’s clock a bit and increased projected swell size.  Looks like it’ll start hitting Wednesday by mid morn,  and getting huge, looks like a 9 foot 8 second period swell by late afternoon.  Though that size can fluctuate, sounds exciting, but only time will tell, but seeing that the Fetch of the swell has some decent size to it to generate a swell,  it still looks like Thursday morning will be the session,  4 to 5 feet at 9 to 10 second period with winds back to 10 to 15 mph range offshore, going from NW to West to WNW according to the Weather Channel:

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/USFL0089?begHour=6&begDay=273

Friday morning looks like we could have some clean or maybe offshores too, in the waist high plus range.

Oh, and don’t forget about the massive swell rolling in as it stands right now, on Saturday afternoon, and climbs into the 9 to 10 foot range by like Monday.  (High high onshore winds, anywhere from 20 to 40 mph though) But maybe we’ll get a few lulls from the wind to make it ridable for a few sessions.

That’s it for now Folks.   Pray that Thursday is delivered to us.

Later,

Oldwaverider

Tuesday morning (9/28/10)


Screenshot taken Tuesday morning for Thursday morning moving swell chart. (9/30/10)
Screenshot taken Tuesday morning for Thursday morning moving swell chart. (9/30/10)

This is the 3rd day now, that the models are showing a 5 ft. at 9 or 10 second period swell with offshore winds for Thursday morning. Probably waist to maybe chest high in Canaveral,  and shoulder high to overhead down south in Satellite Beach at my favorite breaks.  But if it’s chest high here, I’ll be at the end of the street, yeah!

The Bahamas at the Abaco break of Elbow Cay (Indicas and Rush Reef, point break 😉  I bet will have 8 to 10 foot waves breaking at the beach. Ouch!

See the moving swell chart model screenshot for what Thursday morning 9/30/10 looks like.   If you want to see the animation that shows you the progression of the incoming swell, check it out on the link below (Don’t forget to use the browser back button if ya wanna come back here for more ) : http://magicseaweed.com/Florida-MSW-Surf-Charts/20/   

 Right now weather channel plugin on my Internet browser (used Internet Explorer, yeah I actually can’t stand Firefox except when testing new sites I am creating and developing), the plugin shows that the winds for Thursday morning are now down to 5 – 6 mph out of the NW, but remember that’s from daybreak till maybe 10 am-ish, then NNW to onshore, NW which is great for us at the Cape, and actually everywhere: http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/USFL0089?begHour=20&begDay=272

   Note: We know how nature works,  this swell can speed up, slow down, or worse dwindle down.  But I’m going with better than 60% chance that we’ll have some nice glassy waves Thursday morning. 
We’ll try to give an update tonight to see how the models are being user friendly 🙂
Later,
Oldwaverider

Hurricane Danielle big clean chop 8/28/10


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Hurricane Danielle putting up 8 to 11 foot faces
Hurricane Danielle putting up 8 to 11 foot faces

Hurricane Danielle provided a few fun days,  though we had to deal with some choppy conditions, that would be a thanks to Hurricane Earl sneaking up from behind keeping the onshore winds constant.   These pics were taken again by, yep you guessed it, Central Florida photographer Mike Melito from Lakeland.  Enjoy the pics and we’ll be uploading more from Hurricane Earl too!

oldwaverider

Older guy going left :)
Older guy going left 🙂
Nice Air Left
Nice Air Left
Chase from a closeout
Chase from a closeout
Clean overhead left wall
Clean overhead left wall
Late drop in
Late drop in
Big foamy left...
Big foamy left...
My spray on tan from the pool job.
My spray on tan from the pool job.

Monday Night (9/27/10)


For 2 days now,  data hints at chest to head high surf for Thursday morning (9/30/10), with glassy conditions.  The winds are looking pretty fierce offshore (over 15 mph) so wear your goggles or leave your contacts at home.

Wednesday evening late, maybe before dark it could turn offshore (no bets on it ;),  and Friday morning could be clean and chest high conditions early.   (early means dawn patrol for you oldtimers)

As conditions change we’ll try to update here.   On down the road, we will get more in depth on our gambles (I mean surf predictions), but for now it’s the short version.

Thanks for paying attention 🙂

Oldwaverider