DAVE L. – GALLERY – How the Waves were (Saturday morning swell May 14, 2011) and Surf report and surf forecast for Thursday (6/10) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/09/11 at 7 PM & updated Friday 6/10 at 10 AM)


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Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.
Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.

This was Saturday morning May 14, 2011 in South Cocoa Beach.

Sunny and his Dad,  Dave the Ripper as Chad likes to call him :),  along with Chad and Jim (Johnson Ave. group) caught a great surf sesh from a 3 or 4 day swell, nice and glassy for Saturday morn, yeah there were  close-outs, but definitely some great waves in the waist to stomach high range.

Here is 6 or 7 pictures of Sunny Dave ripping up the best to be had that day.   A couple of the photos below are 2 sequence shots.  I hope you enjoy the gallery, and as we get more pics, we’ll get them up here for ya.

Surf report for Friday morning is a ridable wind swell at the right breaks 🙂

Okay,  well, what we have is a wind swell (without a significant low pressure system to call it anything better than that), and as Ross at CFLSurf.com   says,  we’re gonna have 3 foot plus face

A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave.  May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.
A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave. May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.

waves, and the further south you go (to like Satellite Beach),  the bigger and better form you’ll have.

The two days to tune in for are now Saturday and Sunday morning.   Friday could bring in some waist high plus waves south with 8 to 10 mph east winds until around 9 or 10.  The form could be fairly decent, and with low tide at 9:15 approx.,  if the 2nd punch of the swell gets here before 9,  then it could be light 9 mph winds and waist high plus.  By late morning, the winds will be increasing to the 12 to 20 mph range out of the east.

Saturday and Sunday morning it could be a little bigger with some stomach high plus sets, and close to calm winds with a chance of offshores for an hour or so from before daybreak on Saturday until 7 or 8.  By Friday night I should know the Sunday morning winds within a reasonable accuracy. (50 to 80 % ha)

Second pic of a two-shot sequence.  Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison.  Dave the Ripper :)
Second pic of a two-shot sequence. Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison. Dave the Ripper 🙂

For Saturday it’s looking moderate 10 to 15 mph winds by afternoon.   But it may be ridable and fun at the right tides.  As of now (Friday 10:00 am) I have an update from Thursday, the models show NNE winds in the 4-6 mph Saturday morning, very good for the North wind breaks like the Cape, 4rth Street North.   It shows 8 mph N winds from 7:30 to 9 Am Saturday, which means offshore winds for the Cape ranging from 3 to 7 degrees offshore depending on where you go at the Cape.  4rth street North is about 6 degrees offshore with North winds if your car is running ;(

Sunday morning, as the models stand right now (Friday 10 Am), shows 8-10 mph WNW winds at daybreak which if it doesn’t get blown flat overnight, could be an awesome waist high glassy session.   The caution is, the winds are supposed to turn NNW at midnight Saturday and slowly turn NW in the 8 mph range, and winds like that blowing all night on a wind and not ground swell could go either way on flattening out the swell or not, we’ll see.

The models change every 6 hours, and keeping in mind that this is a wind swell and not really a low pressure system to speak of,  we will have to update this tonight after 8 Pm when the models have change again.

Hey, we keep sounding like a broken record/8-track/cassette/cd/dvd/blue-ray, but we’re not supposed to have waves this time of year,  and like last summer we weren’t supposed to have pre-hurricane waves all summer but we did.  So enjoy what we get.   For now, no jellyfish except an ocassional Cannonball or a Disc (white and flat, whatever they are).

The Pacific Coast is getting a Hurricane right now Adrian, with 115 mph winds (the update is the hurricane strengthened to 135 mph but as it gets close to the San Diego parallel it starts to hit colddd water), it’s just under 400 miles west of Acapulco, so Acapulco, El Salvador and maybe Baja Mexico will be getting some great waves.  Now the Cane is only heading west at 9 mph, so Escondido must be slamming.  Acapulco rocks, deep and nice warm water.  I surfed Acapulco in November a long time ago, warm water, unlike  Baja Mexico such as Ensenanda, K-38, K-55 close to San Diego.  There it was like 57 to 60 degrees in July – August, when Cliff and I surfed there a longggg time ago 😉

Later,

oldwaverider

Another nice sequence,  Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011
Another nice sequence, Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011
2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy :)  ...Sunny?  What up?
2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy 🙂 ...Sunny? What up?
Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.
Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.
Pic 2,  Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.
Pic 2, Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.

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