Surf report update, Monday morning for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 02/14/11)

Predicted Swell chart for Wed. 2/16 PM EST, compliments of
Predicted Swell chart for Wed. 2/16 PM EST, compliments of

We have an easterly kinda nor-easterly swell that should be hitting us sometime Tuesday evening, and full size Wednesday probably in the afternoon, hoorah!

However, (always a negative to go with it in surf reports),  the swell appears to be a strong ground swell but big chop, until my guess Saturday and possibly Sunday morning.  The winds may only be 10 to 15 mph by Wednesday after noon, slowing down from 15 to 20 in the morning.

The swell is coming mostly from the east and should be dropping overhead chop by Wednesday morning,  we will probably see some head high waves in the Cape, with overhead waves in Satellite Beach and 2nd light.  By mid-afternoon, the winds should be down to 10 to 15 mph, and the easiest paddle out time with cleanest conditions Wednesday would be around 3 PM. (it’s low going high at that time, although high going low is always better, but at least the paddle out into the chop will be the most smooth at 3 PM.  high going low it will be dark out so that’s a no brainer 🙂

Conditions change as the storm speeds up, slows down and other factors of course.  (the classic C.Y.A. statement 🙂

Saturday could be chest high plus and glassy down south.  And on Friday, Playalinda could have some offshore winds there since direct South winds in Playalinda are 32 degrees off shore, and Friday it looks like the winds turn southerly in the mid-day around 6 to 10 mph.

Be ready for some glass anytime between Friday and Monday, from waist-high to head high depending on how well the swell does.  We’ll provide updates as it moves closer to our epic surf shores.


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