Our nice fat swell continues with it’s ping pong game. More after this note below about the photo on the left.
The photo to the left is just to set the tone for our Sunday, Monday swell 🙂 It’s a pic taken by Gulfster.com, and it happens to be 3/5/10 when the pic was taken. They come over from Anna Maria Island on the Gulf to Brevard very often when we have a large swell, and they load up with photos of their own people, and some Brevard people. To see some other great Brevard swell photos and to see the other great stuff at their website, check here to see their 2010 batch of photo days.
On this side of the net, it’s back to Monday being the main offshore day, with the swell reading at 4 feet at 9 seconds. With the size fetch of this swell and the large sections of 9 to 10 second swell period in the ocean, I think we’ll see some head high waves down south, and chest high at the Cape. I don’t think the winds overnight will blow it down much in size. At daybreak, I’m guessing the winds will be 10 to 15 mph out of the WNW and will back down to less than 10 by noon. It should be close to epic, if the storm stays on track.
Sunday, now looks like potential offshore in the late afternoon, out of the SSW around 15 to 20 and backing down a little before dark. You need to surf a south wind break, meaning anywhere south of say 6th street south, ideally one of the breaks in Satellite Beach where some areas are close offshore winds even directly out of the south. Sunday should be overhead, so by late afternoon, if it does go offshore, it could be 1 to 2 feet overhead in Satellite and shoulder high to possibly head high at the Cape.
Saturday night I’ll have the most accurate wind directions, when I only have to look at 48 hours. The local weather forecasts for every 15 minutes over 48 hours get it pretty accurate. We’ll keep you updated then.
Had to toss in this killer 2009 video of Ian Walsh and his brother surfing jaws on Christmas Day, 2009. Click on the first link of the names of Ian and Luke. They launch their jet ski in the dark which takes a few minutes to see the actual surfing.
Ian Walsh / Luke Walsh Jaws from ACL Digital Cinema on Vimeo.
Get excited, this looks like a fun one! Charge your digital cams…
Hope to see ya’ll out.