Surf report, Friday night surf forecast (8:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 03/04/11)


A convenient Brevard County swell, 3-5-10, taken by Gulfster.com photographer
A convenient Brevard County swell, 3-5-10, taken by Gulfster.com photographer.

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.

oldwaverider

Surf report, Tuesday night surf forecast (5:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 03/01/11)


A shameless recycle of a 2009 Perkins pic, taken by a friend.
A shameless recycle of a 2009 Perkins pic, taken by a friend.

Looks like we have a 5 to 7 day swell coming in, the same puppy I mentioned Saturday.   It actually has a 3 punch makeup to it.  I also believe we will see the lines of a just barely ground swell at least by Monday, if not some time over Saturday and Sunday.  It won’t be just a wind swell, I’ll stick my neck out here on this 🙂

First punch hits the beaches Wednesday morning with the full power of that part (when the period of the swell catches up with the waves, usually a day behind the waves),  hitting Thursday afternoon, with yes onshore only winds.  Wednesday morn the winds ought to be in the 10 to 15 mph ENE range,  and picking up slowly thru the day, probably not to the 20 mph range.  By lunch time Wednesday we should have some head high waves down south, and waist to chest here at the cape. The best paddle out time Wednesday is around 8 am with high going low, meaning, the most gentle chop conditions, otherwise just before dark.

Thursday morn, the winds start out at probably at 15 mph plus, ENE, and increase throughout the day as it delivers the full force of the swell period.  (the swell is coming from the east, with some southeast on it)  I believe Thursday late morning we should see some overhead waves like 1 to 2 foot overhead down south and head high at the cape. Paddle out time Thursday for the most mild chop will be around 9:30 to 10:30 am or just before dark.

2nd punch , Friday the heavy 15 to 25 mph onshore winds stay on it, with some 2 to 3 foot overhead waves down south, maybe bigger.  2 hours after high tide is the most gentle paddle out time.

Right now, it looks like 3rd punch Monday morning as chosen to be the offshore winds day instead of Sunday as the swell wraps around to the gulf, and maybe even some leftover offshores for Tuesday.  Monday looks like it could be chest to shoulder high (down south, and waist plus at the cape) with strong offshore winds in the morning mostly west (over 10 mph maybe 15), but they should be slowing down as the day progresses.

Tuesday morning looks like it could also be offshore out of the NW in the chest high range south and waist at the cape, eventually turning North, but that’s pretty far out, as is calling Monday, but it is a big storm(swell),  so unless it speeds up or slows down, we should see our glassy waves on a couple days for two 4 or 5 hours sessions from either late Sunday, on Monday or sometime Tuesday.  God’s been good to us the last 20 months on waves eh?

We’ll keep ya posted as conditions change, or remain the same 🙂

oldwaverider