Surf report update, Friday night for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 01/21/11)

Posted: January 21, 2011 in Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach

Friday nite or Saturday morning actually, 12 Am, swell chart from magicseaweed.com

Friday nite or Saturday morning actually, 12 Am, swell chart from magicseaweed.com

I’m giving about a 20% chance of us having waves Saturday morning.   Maybe thigh to waits high if we do,  but the NE ‘ster above is pushing west to east, and even though we see some arrows coming from the east-southeast,  the area of swell is very undefined.

When you look at the moving period chart,  you can really see the inconsistency of any decent size piece of water providing a large swell area.  It goes from dark to light, but scattered all over.  The 3rd image in this post, shows the Combined Swell Breakdown chart, and you can see at 6 and 9 am that a substantial wind swell in the 4rth column is listed.

The offshore winds which probably start just after midnight,  are going to be blowing probably 10 to 15 mph out of the WNW in the Am,  and at that kind of speed, it could very easily hold a weak swell way off the shoreline.  This may create the 3rd swell in the last image below, that shows a wind swell blowing from the shoreline, out to sea.  For a look at the Cocoa Beach Surf Report page of magicseaweed.com here.

Sorry I sound kind of negative on this, but on the bright side we could have a little sun for a couple of hours from 9 to 11 before the big cloudy, 20 mph winds from the west pick up.

Friday night or Saturday 12 Am, moving period chart from magicseaweed.com

Friday night or Saturday 12 Am, moving period chart from magicseaweed.com

If something does make it to the beach, high tide is around 9:15 or so,  so either dawn patrol or 11:30 Am is the best time to head out for the tides.

Fingers crossed, but I won’t be too optimistic 🙂

oldwaverider

This chart shows 3 combined swells, and the very last column on the right shows a wind swell from shore to sea fighting back the incoming swell.

This chart shows 3 combined swells, and the very last column on the right shows a wind swell from shore to sea fighting back the incoming swell.

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