Surf report, Friday afternoon surf forecast (4:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 02/18/11)


Two converging swells Saturday 9 Am, 3.6 feet at 10 seconds, the top one actually arrives late Sunday. Magicseaweed.com
Two converging swells Saturday 9 Am, 3.6 feet at 10 seconds, the top one actually arrives late Sunday. Magicseaweed.com

Well my apologies for over estimating swell size for Friday.  We did get the overhead waves down South on Thursday, but not today.

My guess Saturday morning, is fun waist-high waves  early morning with 4 to 6 mph NW winds until 10 Am down south.  At the Cape,  I suspect barely rideable.

Today, at Hightowers was waist to stomach and semi-glassy,  but since it was high tide when I had to go out,  it was fairly weak in power (8 to 9 am).  Long board only for sure.  The short boarders just didn’t look like it was to fun for them.

I was pushing to get out early this morn, to catch the offshore winds, but it didn’t matter,  hindsight I would have waited till mid-tide (right at 10:30) to paddle out down south.

At Johnson Ave.,   Dr. John got a couple of nice rides, a really nice left while I was watching, but our size here was knee-high with maybe an ocassional  thigh high.

Saturday,  we do have a converging Nor’easter coming to meet the easterly swell that may make a push on the swell we’ve had the last 2 days, and it looks like two 3.7 foot 10 second swells hitting the nearshore buoy.  So maybe it will be chest high down South, but as weak as this easterly swell is,  I’m not to optimistic.   The new swell comes in late Sunday and full strength Sunday night , early Monday Am.  Monday morning looks like chest high potential with off shore winds probable out of the SW.

Enjoy what we do have, cause it’s sure better than flatness 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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