Surf Report Sunday night (at 7:30 Pm) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 31, 2011)


Stormpulse.com shows an elongated area of low pressure approaching the lesser antilles.
Stormpulse.com shows an elongated area of low pressure approaching the lesser antilles.

The fine art of “guessing surf” takes it late summer turn toward ‘Cane’ season….Maybe 🙂  But, this does have potential, feel free to click on the map to read up on the Tropical Disturbance.

At Stormpulse.com, quote “Conditions are expected to remain favorable for a tropical depression or tropical storm to form, and this system has a high chance, near 100 percent, of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves west-northwestward near 15 mph.”  This was from their Sunday early evening report.

The image is the low pressure system as of 7 Pm Sunday night, about 321 miles SE of Antigua.

The models are showing that we could have a few days of chest high waves with some offshore winds, but….those are the models.  We’ll follow this thing to see if it does deliver to us for Thursday thru Monday.

Later,

oldwaverider

How the Waves were Tuesday morning (7/19 week ago :), Massive Fiji swell Video is Incredible with clip of Kelly Slater, and Surf Report Thursday afternoon (at 5:30 Pm) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 28, 2011)


EPIC CLODBREAK JULY 2011 from IronFistMedia on Vimeo.

Okay, my Bad !

Been swamped with stuff, yeah no excuse 🙂    But if you read my forecast in my very last post before this one,  I threw down my call for Tuesday morning,  7/19.    The wind swell we had,  was providing us with potential NNW winds for Tuesday morning and it did for a few hours actually.

I surfed behind Holiday Inn cause it had to be a North wind break (anything from 4rth St North to the pier for this swell cause the Cape itself was kinda blocked by this swell).  It was stomach to chest high when I paddled out at 7 Am, only 2 guys out, and it was ripping lefts and rights.   The lefts were instant barrels cause me, a normal foot had to do rail grabber takeoffs on every one,  and you pretty much got coverage on some waves if you kept at it.   The rights were fast takeoffs, but gave you more time, and for the long boarders 100 yard plus rides.  By 7:45 some short boarders came out, and we all tore it up together, giving each other waves, and we shared a few tandems with every one coming out happy.

By 8:30 it had some bigger sets, and I caught my only shoulder high wave, a right, shoulder high almost all the way in, and took it to the sand.  Awesome session……………………………………….

Epic Day, all I can say!   My buddy Rob from Newport Beach met me there and he was going nuts surfing great Florida waves.  (he’s the guy in the picture in my very last post, surfing his Newport Beach break 🙂

Okay, as far as surf headed our way.  Really nothing.  Like Ross at cflsurf.com says maybe some knee high action, I looked at Hightowers today mid-morning and it was actually thigh to maybe waist and was ridable but I didn’t have my board.  2 guys out way North on the break but it was onshore not much of a swell so I wasn’t too upset.

The massive 50 year storm that hit the Tasmanian Sea, Australia and which made it to Fiji that motivated our own Kelly Slater to skip the ASP tour event in J-Bay so he could catch the most incredible waves at Cloudbreak and Restaurants, Fiji is shown in this incredible video posted on Vimeo by Magicseaweed.com and right here where you know I love to collect all the huge wave videos that I can find 🙂

Enjoy this epic surf with so many of the great big wave surfers including Jamie Sterling, Mark Healey, Kohl Christansen, Greg Long who won the last Eddie contest from Kelly in the last minute bumping Kelly Slater from being the first person to win the Eddie two times in a row.  (the Eddie contest is the Waimea Bay contest that must be held in 40 foot face waves in order to take place in memory of Eddie Aikau)

Enjoy the video don’t forget to click the 4 little arrows right of the HD letters in the video for full screen view, and we’ll keep the watch for a swell.   It’s almost cane time.

oldwaverider

How the Waves were Sunday morning (7/17), Surf Report Monday night (at 8:45 Pm) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 18, 2011)


My buddy Rob surfing Newport Beach, Ca. pier on a nice left in July of 2009
My buddy Rob surfing Newport Beach, Ca. pier on a nice left in July of 2009

Awesome waves Sunday morning for those who were in the water at a North wind break by 6:30 or  7 Am.  It was waist to chest high, (started out waist) and by 7:30 Am some chest high glassy waves peeling left and right were coming in, and only 3 of us out at Lori Wilson until 8 Am.   But by 8,  the winds switched from NNW to NE and there was still some fun sets, they started closing out and the 100 yard rides came to an end.

Tuesday morning (7/19), it should be waist to chest high and the only place to surf is a North wind break.  Meaning 4rth Street North to CCB Pier and no further North if you want the size.  The winds will be NNW from 3 to 6 mph until 10 Am.  Yeah, winds can be iffy, but the weather channel hour by hour report shows 4 am the winds turn from N to NNW and stay that way till sometime between 9 and 11 am.

The swell is 3 foot at 7 seconds, and the swell on Sunday had power and nice workable walls so I’m optimistic that Tuesday morning will be a lot of fun.  The swell drops quick thru the day cause it is just a wind swell that also had some breeze from the TD disturbance down by Bahamas/Cuba.

Later,

oldwaverider

Surf Report Saturday night (at 7:30 Pm) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 16, 2011)


Imagine this wave for Sunday morning ;) My buddy Rob surfing Costa Rica in June of 2008, at Ollies.
Imagine this wave for Sunday morning 😉 My buddy Rob surfing Costa Rica in June of 2008, at Ollies.

Our wind swell hit the 120 buoy around 11 Am this morning and has jumped up to 5.5 feet at 8 seconds from 3.3 feet at 7.

As long as the ESE winds prevail to bring the swell on in, I believe we will have some stomach to maybe chest high waves down south.  (maybe Lori Wilson, but best bet would be 2nd light and south)   This swell came at a fairly steep angle from the NE, though the winds have switched around to the ESE,  I would rather take my chances down south.

The winds are showing showing straight North from daybreak till 9 or 10 and then NE, so its a tough call.  2nd light and south with North winds would be onshore winds, but 4 to 7 degrees offshore at Lori Wilson to 4rth Street North.   But there is a chance the winds could go NNW or even NW, and since the winds are only 3 to 5 mph,  it may not really matter.

Anyhow, Sunday and Monday morning both look to be stomach to chest high,  Sunday with North winds until 10, and then onshore, and Monday is showing ENE to NE winds around 6 to 8 mph at daybreak so Sunday looks like the best day.

Whatever, at least we should have some waves to paddle out to and it is summer so count your blessings 🙂

If the winds do something funky and don’t bring the swell in, then go borrow a SUP 🙂

Hope you pick the right spot.  Have a great day !

oldwaverider

 

Surf Report Friday afternoon and Surf Forecast (at 2:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 15, 2011), and Massive Swell update for Tasmania, Fiji, etc., Kelly Slater takes a detour to Fiji


Fijian Fire & Brimstone from MSW on Vimeo.

Massive and perfect swell to hit Fiji, (watch it full screen by clicking on the 4 little white arrows) the one I mentioned the other day that hit 49 feet at 17 seconds on the MagicSeaweed.com surf report. This one minute video shows a few awesome waves both face size and barrel, but first our local Swell coming in for Sunday, July 17th at our own East Coast of Brevard County, Florida.

Yeah, another swell rolling in from the NE ? what ? , in the summer, yup!

Okay, it is a wind swell as opposed to a ground swell, its only 3 to 4 foot wind swell but it could be fun and clean (light onshore winds Sunday morning and up till noonish), and Monday morning could be stomach to chest high and glassy based on data I have now . Don’t expect long lines cause it is a wind swell, and all this could be totally different data by Saturday, but……….it is summer so God is good to us. Monday could be stomach to chest high and glassy, so when Saturday night rolls around I will have more reliable wind direction data, which is always gonna be sketchy, but at least 50 % reliable anyhow 🙂   By the way,  Saturday could have something hitting the beaches for us also, but I’m only excited about Sunday and Monday.

Recap, Sunday morning and day, waist to chest high and semi-clean 5 to 8 mph East to ENE winds. Monday, waist to chest high and light offshore winds until maybe mid-morning. Saturday night I will have more reliable wind data for Monday morning. Plus, Saturday night I will give you wind data for Sunday morning.

Kelly Slater taking a detour from the J-Bay event on the ASP tour, to catch the perfect and massive swell to hit Fiji, compliments of Magicseaweed.com, and photographer © Stu Gibson - 2011
Kelly Slater taking a detour from the J-Bay event on the ASP tour, to catch the perfect and massive swell to hit Fiji, compliments of Magicseaweed.com, and photographer © Stu Gibson - 2011

The Video above is from Cloudbreak, Fiji.  Kelly Slater skipped the ASP tour event at J-Bay to make this massive and perfect swell that hit Fiji.  Kelly in the picture below the video from Magicseaweed.com.

We’ll keep ya posted the next few days to see how the wind swell pans out.

Later,

oldwaverider

How the Waves were thru Tuesday July 12, 2011 and Surf report Tuesday night and surf forecast (8:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 07/12/11)


My buddy Rob from Newport Beach surfing his home break.  This is a summer September 2009 pic.
My buddy Rob from Newport Beach surfing his home break. This is a summer September 2009 pic.

Up thru today, there has been some nice glassy knee high plus waves at Lori Wilson Park.

But, it looks like for Wednesday and 6 days out,  there may be nill.   We’ve had a great summer for waves so far (because we’ve had waves 🙂 so I do believe that there will be more surprise swells, be they local wind, ground swell or whatever, and just like last summer, all before the hurricane season really hits.

 

So for now, here’s a pic of my buddy Rob that lives in Newport Beach, Ca.

 

Rob and I met and surfed at Hangers when he was in town visiting family. 

 

  This photo is Rob surfing Newport Beach in September of 2009.

 

When some more videos come in from the massive 49 foot 17 second period swell that hit Tasmania, etc. I’ll post the video.

 

The storm hammered Australia (creating the 50 year storm at Bells Beach , Australia)  and it may be sending Kelly Slater to Fiji to surf the massive waves and take him out of the J-Bay event that is scheduled for the regular ASP world tour.

 

Anyhow, stay stoked, read a surf mag, go to church or fix the dings on your board and change the wax maybe 🙂

 

Later,

 

oldwaverider

oldwaverider

How the Waves were Thursday July/07/2011 and Surf report Thursday night and surf forecast (9:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 07/07/11) and 49 feet at 17 second swell coming to Tasmania


49 foot waves on the swell chart coming to Tasmania, compliments of magicseaweed.com.  Check out the chart below for Cocoa Beach for Friday and Saturday, pretty humorous :)
49 foot waves on the swell chart coming to Tasmania, compliments of magicseaweed.com. Check out the chart below for Cocoa Beach for Friday and Saturday, pretty humorous 🙂

Today was beautiful glassy waves for an hour or two near the Port,  some shoulder high drops with waist to chest high sets.  A few workable walls, lots of power, but unfortunately most were closeouts.  I decided to surf the Cape because of the morning NNW winds which are crosswinds for down South.  But I heard reports that down South wasn’t blocked out totally by the Bahamas and actually had some overhead drops.

Friday,  it should drop some in size even though it hit 7 feet at 9 seconds at the 120 buoy around 8:30 Pm tonight, but the reason I say this is the winds at the 120 are blowing direct out of the South at over 10 knots.  Plus, we should have some SSW winds for a few hours tonight at 10 mph which could also knock it down some.  But…………………

I still think Friday we should have some chest high waves down South with direct South winds in the 8 to 10 mph range, and by 8 or 9 Am they are supposed to switch to SSW in the 10 to 12 mph range until mid to late morning for both Satellite and Cocoa Beach.  Saturday we may have some thigh high leftovers with possible offshore winds.

The Cape being a North wind break would have total sideshore winds so it doesn’t make sense to surf anywhere North of Minuteman Causeway.

Get excited, it should be a fun morning, and hopefully the 30 to 40 % chance of Thundershowers will wait until 11 or 12 like weather.com says it will 😉

Cocoa Beach swell charts, coming in at 7% of the swell approaching Tasmania.  I'll take it for the summer.  But man, we have some great video coming in a few weeks when this one hits, Tasmania, Fiji and some other spots.
Cocoa Beach swell charts, coming in at 7% of the swell approaching Tasmania. I'll take it for the summer. But man, we have some great video coming in a few weeks when this one hits, Tasmania, Fiji and some other spots.

Okay,  the crazy first screenshot image above is a massive swell getting ready to hit Tasmania, the chart is showing 49 feet at 17 seconds, insane.   As this swell moves on, it is supposed to hit Fiji with greater intensity than the 40 to 50 foot swell that hit Fiji last year, so when the video come out,  my addiction for big wave videos will have those ready for you from YouTube, Vimeo and/or Magicseaweed.com

Have a great surf sesh Friday morn.

 

 

oldwaverider

 

Surf report Wednesday night and surf forecast (10:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 07/06/11)


The incoming swell hit 6 feet at 9 seconds at the 120 buoy from 6 to 8 PM.  Thursday morning should see some chest high waves down South for sure. Probably bigger sets will come in down there. Waist to possible chest in places at the Cape.  The swell is looking to be 3.5 feet at 9 seconds when it hits our beach.

Winds are looking to be NNE at daybreak, turning North for an hour or two, maybe and hour or so of NNW at the Cape and only North down by Satellite Beach.

Friday morning looks like 3 feet at 8 seconds, with brisk SW winds in the 8 to 12 mph range.  Should also be chest high down South.

Get excited, it’s Summer and there ain’t supposed to be waves 🙂

Later,

oldwaverider

Surf report Monday night and surf forecast (8:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted July 4rth or 07/04/11), Halloween 2007 big Cocoa Beach Pier Waves


Halloween Day 2007, Another picture I took with an old, 35 mm camera, which I had no practice or knowledge of using, but I did get some poor quality shots of a huge Halloween 2007 swell that we had. This was smaller than the 12 foot plus face wave on the 6/27 post, but this was probably a 10 foot face that I shot from the back of Cocoa Beach pier.
Halloween Day 2007, Another picture I took with an old, 35 mm camera, which I had no practice or knowledge of using, but I did get some poor quality shots of a huge Halloween 2007 swell that we had. This was smaller than the 12 foot plus face wave on the 6/27 post, but this was probably a 10 foot face that I shot from the back of Cocoa Beach pier.

Another swell coming in after this………undefineable wind swell that has given us thigh high plus waves thru the July 4rth weekend, if you caught it at the right tides.

Lori Wilson has been looking good every day.

The new swell,  again its a cross between a wind swell and a wannabe ground swell.  We should see some lines with it. It trickles in starting Tuesday and just kind of keeps rolling in thru Thursday and then kind of hangs Friday and into the weekend.  The biggest size of the swell is possibly 3.5 feet at 9 seconds,  which can translate to chest high with some larger sets, depending on the break you surf.

Thursday is the first day we may see some size to speak of, onshore winds as it looks now, but some chest high waves should be around at least down south.

Friday, it shows possible offshore winds for a few hours around daybreak, with some chest high waves. The Cape may see some waist high waves.  Saturday looks possible offshore also.

oldwaverider