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 😉
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.