Surf report, Sunday night (Easter) surf forecast (7:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 04/24/11)


Monday 7 Am moving period chart screenshot showing the most consistent shape of the swell so far. Compliments of Magicseaweed.com data sources.
Monday 7 Am moving period chart screenshot showing the most consistent shape of the swell so far. Compliments of Magicseaweed.com data sources.

The 120 buoy has climbed from 6 feet at 10 seconds to 7.5 feet at 10 seconds at 5:50 PM today and I believe it will still hit around 8.5 feet some time after midnite. !

The waves in the morning will be in the head high range sometime tomorrow down south, maybe a foot overhead.  The winds are light 7 mph east to se.   It may even have an offshore breeze before daybreak from the land cooling off quicker than the ocean.  I’ll give it a 30% chance of that.  It’s not like someones gonna hold me accountable !

Size should be at least 6 inches bigger than this morning anyhow.

The two screenshots of the seaboard period chart are to show you how Sunday at 7am the water mass area of the swell had a more eratic wind pattern than the Monday morn 7 am chart shows.  It has some nice uniform bands of period color change.

My point,  I believe we may some more power, better pseudo-lines and longer workable walls Monday, even with the slight onshore winds than we had on Sunday (today).  It will probably be big and clean like Thursday morning but with a couple more feet in size than Thursday.

Sunday morning 7 Am moving swell period chart.  Magicseaweed.com data source.
Sunday morning 7 Am moving swell period chart. Magicseaweed.com data source.

Hope ya had a nice Easter.

oldwaverider

How the Waves Were, Easter Surf Fest Contest and Surf report, Sunday morning (Easter) surf forecast (5:30 Am) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 04/24/11)


Easter Bunny with Eggs
Easter Bunny with Eggs

The first size of the swell was Thursday, and We were fortunate enough to catch the dawn patrol session (close to dawn:) , South of 2nd light.  It was wait wait wait, until 7:40 ish, and then some chest high glass or semi-glass with plenty of power.

Winds were offshore for awhile, lefts and rights were working.  Four of us in the water only, what a great session!

For Sunday;  the 120 buoy has been pushing 5.5 to 6.5 feet at around 10 seconds now for about 24 hours, ESE winds bringing it in,  so I believe we’ll seem some shoulder high waves down south, and some chest high sets at the Pier and Shephard Park.

If you can catch it, 1 hour after full high tide, and any time for 3 or 4 hours after that, even with the on shore winds at 10 to 15 mph plus,  you’ll catch some long workable left or right shoulders.

We should have waves for the next few days, no offshore winds in sight,  but like I said, catching it high going low, will give you an easy paddle out, and clean shoulders with totally workable walls.

Enjoy the last day of the Easter Surf Fest, lots of good food, great scenery, bonding and all that stuff.

I hope you can catch an Easter Sunrise Service,  our Pastor Greg Le Sieur from Christ Lutheran Church will be at the Shephard Park Sunrise Service starting around 6:45 Am.

Hope to see ya out there!   HAPPY EASTER!

oldwaverider