Sunday morning (10/31/10)

The winds are right this morning !  And, weather channel added about 3 more hours to the offshore winds, its showing in Satellite and Cocoa Beach to be NNW at 5 mph until 1 Pm and NW until 11 am before switching to NNW and then NNE at 2 PM.  (though this can be plus or minus, but at least now the channel added 3 hours of offshores)

At the end of the street (7 am) 2 hours before low tide, it didn’t look like to much I believe because of the tide.  Definitely long lines, and glassy with winds NW at 2 or 3 mph.

Should be chest high to possibly head high down south, (south by the PAFB)  so enjoy the warm water and strong groundswell!!

Wish I was out there…….



Saturday morning (10/30/10)

England, Cayton Bay on October 22, 2010 from
England, Cayton Bay on October 22, 2010 from

Don’t goof around by getting out late Sunday morning 🙂    If you wait till 8 or 9 am to paddle out you’ll probably miss half the session.  You can get a 2 hour session in and still make church, hah, look at that!

The swell looks to be mostly out of the east now, a really erratic – on crack looking swell.   But, it looks like it will definitely be throwing a day and maybe a half  of ground swell at us, and…… it looks like it could be offshore winds for a 3 hour window Sunday morning from daybreak till 9 or 10 Am, maybe.

Size,  waist-high around j-ave with some bigger sets.  Chest to head high down by Patrick.   Winds switch from 5 mph SSE before daybreak to NW at 2-3 mph at 9 am and back to NNE by 10 or 11 Am.  (According to weather channel).    The good thing is, those wind directions seem to hold true from Satellite Beach down to the Pier.

Don’t get out late at 9 Am or you may miss the show!  Bring a rash guard cause it may be a little cool, and for those of you with low body fat and young,  maybe bring a vest since it should be around 64 degrees in the morning, though the water temp is warm, at around 78 at the 1 mile buoy.

Should be some leftovers Monday, but the swell will be dropping fast in size throughout Sunday.

Have fun, wish I could be out there 😉


Friday afternoon (10/29/10)

From the website
From the website

Swell coming in and looks best for Sunday AM.   Saturday should be strong NNE winds bringing in some low period chop, but by late Saturday night, Sunday early morning the winds start backing off.   Saturday will be great just to watch the Cocoa Beach air show with the Thunderbirds,  hopefully a Raptor will show for more than just one fly-by ;), and some nice beach day with high winds.

On Sunday, it looks like it will be waist to chest high for the j-ave break, and up to head high down south around the base and some of the rock reef breaks.  The winds turn to ESE after midnight Saturday possibly around 4 mph, and drop down to a 3 to 7 mph range in the AM, possibly even offshore for an hour at daybreak (SSW offshore), and back to ESE.   Looks like there could be some fun lines coming in,  the size should drop off throughout Sunday, but should still have some leftovers Monday.  Low tide is around 8:45 AM Sunday morning so that should work.

Wish I could be out there, but have a great sesh!


Sunday nite Halloween Party for Kids at 5:30Pm in Cape Canaveral

Click on the image to download or see the PDF flyer
Click on the image to download or see the PDF flyer

Take your children to a real fun time,  a Halloween Party for Kids at Christ Lutheran Church Sunday night (Halloween night, 5:30 to 8 PM, Oct. 31st).

Games, fun, candy.  Plus a pseudo-hayride out back on our 5 acres of beautiful Indian River front property.

Feel free to give your children some special attention time, parents you can help out too or just socialize.

Plus we’ll have some appetizers for all to eat in case your hungry.  Lots of fun games planned for the kids, its FREE, so come on by.

Call: 783-3303, ask for Vivien at Christ Lutheran Church and she’ll get you signed up, or stop by if you didn’t have time to call ahead.  Where its at : 7511 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral.

Hope to see ya there.

oldwaverider (Art)

Thursday morning (10/28/10)

Still looks like that long period swell (in other words ground swell)  is headed our way.  Saturday looks to get some chest high plus waves, with winds strong enough to put salt/water on your car across A1A.

When you’re rinsing your car off in the morning, stop by the “Bald Strawberry”.   Linda Lopez has this awesome bakery with fresh bread, cookies, cake to order and some more great stuff.   (Linda,  I just wanted to put in a plug there 🙂

Back to surf, Sunday the winds are supposed to back off to fairly light onshores probably in the 5 to 10 mph out of the east.  Low tide at 8:45 am  so it should be waist to chest high here in Canaveral,  and possibly head high down south toward 2nd light, o-club, and the awesome rock/reef breaks.

Monday could provide some off shore winds for a while in the early am, with diminished size, but still ought to be waist high plus down south there.

If I see any major front changes, we’ll update tonight, otherwise a Friday night 120 buoy report will be in order.

Hope ya can get out there Sunday morning while the size is up there.  Later


Tuesday nite (10/26/10)

I want to give a solid estimate of what we have coming this weekend and Monday,  but my hearts not into it.   When I am unable to surf,  I don’t track it like the fanatic that I am normally.

I hope to be back in the water by mid-November ;(

Anyhow,  looks like it starts to blow in Saturday, with winds backing down on Sunday, and maybe we’ll get a 4 to 6 hour section with offshore winds, maybe Monday morning.

I’ll try to follow it, but I’m not doing so hot right now.

Thanks for understanding.


Wednesday nite (10/20/10) update

Saturday looks like the main part of the Nor’easter wind (not groundswell) will be upon us.  As it stands, it looks like chest to shoulder-high choppy waves by evening time Saturday or by Sunday morning, with winds in the 15 – 25 mph range out of the east.  Size looks like it will hold up thru Sunday and Monday in the waist to shoulder-high range,  but remember, we’re talking mega choppy conditions. 

Sunday morning around 9 Am looks to be the best time to go out.  Why,  it’ll be high tide going low, so the chop should be manageable, a much smoother paddle out on high tide, and our swells break better high going low so there may even been some fun shoulders out there if you go down south to one of the Patrick breaks.

Monday and/or Tuesday might be pretty fun at Playalinda.   The winds will be SE on Monday, and as a point in fact: winds directly out of the South are 32 degrees offshore at Playalinda,  so some of those SE winds will probably be SSE.  On Tuesday, which it looks like something may remain out there (keep in mind that this is one big wind swell, and it can weaken, move up, or whatever,  so these predictions are based on the models tonight), so Tuesday it should be S to SSW winds which is perfect for Playalinda.

Have a great rest of your week folks.

Since we haven’t had any swells of interest since Otto,  I’m just kinda laying low for now.



Small Nor’easter coming (10/13/10) update

Just kidding ! No. 41597 from, a nice wave at LaHinch Ireland
Just kidding ! No. 41597 from, a nice wave at LaHinch Ireland.

Hey it looks like we have Nor’easter coming that maybe hits on Saturday with full strength on Monday.

Size and conditions I can’t say too much, except that I wouldn’t expect anything bigger than waist-high during the peak of the swell, and no offshore winds as it looks right now.

Saturday night maybe something ridable.  Sunday, thigh to waist with 10 to 15 mph on shores, Monday the strength of the swell peaks but looking like thigh high with 8 to 10 on the winds, onshore.

Not much more to say,  the Bahamas will get a little more than us, but not much, it’s mostly looking to stay off the coast by 500 miles or so where the full strength will be. The moving ocean swell chart below shows how the swell looks at 7 Am Monday morning.

Moving swell chart showing size and position for Sunday morning, 10/17
Moving swell chart showing size and position for Sunday morning, 10/17

Oh well.

Anonymous 😦

Missed the Report, my bad (10/13/10)

My apologies for not paying attention to the swell that came in for Otto on Friday (the 8th) and Saturday (the 9th).

I will mention, that we had a shoulder to head high day on Friday and thigh to occasional chest high morning on Saturday.

I did surf Friday at the end of the street (when it was shoulder to head-high further south), and caught some thigh to waist-high waves that were perfect glass, pretty fun with some workable walls and the last half of the ride was a nose-rider if you wanted to make it to the sand.

Saturday morning,  I got a little wise, and hit a mega-high-tide break, surfed from 8:30 till 12:30, and it was perfection with as much power as you can ask for.  Crazy thing was it was only breaking out 100 yards, and yet the rides (for a longboard) many of which exceeded 100 yard rides.   I counted quite a few 8 and 10 second rides for other people.

Totally workable walls for my 10.0 longboard, and the shortboarders I was surfing with were nailing just as many waves.  Barrelling right and left, with quite a few squatted barrells to be seen.  Got a couple myself, with a cracked rib to show for it 🙂

Anyhow,  I learned that no where was it breaking Saturday morning (which included Hightowers, Seagull, Hangers, 2nd Light, O-club) , unless you were out after 11 or 11:30, or unless you were at a mega-high-tide break.  I got lucky and checked one at 8:15 am, and it was cranking.  Funny thing was, one of my buddies that went with me was in a group at the same break that only got a few rides, but then 150 yards south, 5 or 6 other people and myself had at least 30 or more killer rides,  literally until you were exhausted.  2 longboarders and I think 5 shortboarders.

It really made a huge difference to be at a mega-high-tide only break on Saturday,  Friday I don’t know cause I didn’t get out until 11 am anyhow.

Anyhow, just thought I’d pass that one along.  Moral – know the very best high tide break.