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FRIDAY NITE UPDATE (from this original Thursday afternoon surf report book 😉 Wind swell coming in late Saturday with waist high size and onshore winds; nothing exciting but something ridable somewhere 🙂
Sunday, the same wind swell, small, persists until late afternoon, when the first dribble of Cane Katia starts sending in waves. Playalinda and Spanish House could have some nice chest high size and slight offshore winds (SSE to SE; S winds are 32 degrees offshore at Playalinda and 26 degrees at Spanish House). 2nd light to RC’s will have sideshore SSE to SE winds.
Monday and Tuesday will be growing from chest to overhead by Tuesday , right now looking onshore winds in the 15 to 20 range.
Wednesday and Thursday will be pushing the 2 to 4 foot plus overhead range, also with onshore winds, but………….Thursday and or Friday (or both days), could be the big and offshore wind days. So we will keep you updated on that mostly, once Tuesday and Wednesday night roll around when I can get more accurate wind data.
Oh, Katia is still a Cat 1 Hurricane, but it still shows to be a Cat 3 by Wednesday, and should be about 850 East of Daytona at that point, so if the wind sheer models hold, it should start aiming some Northward, and if the wind sheer models don’t hold, then start packing…………just kidding, but listen close to the weather.
Here endeth the Friday , Sept. 2nd update for surf coming our way. Below is my post from Thursday afternoon…
I just don’t know if the title of this post is quite long enough…
There’s a lot going on 😉
Katia went Hurricane Category 1 hurricane late last night or this morning. Should be a Cat 3 by Monday, and by Tuesday it will only be 1100 miles from us, though the general consensus is that an upper wind sheer with keep it diverted off our part of the coastline anyhow. As the general consensus goes. Still, like I mentioned the other day, consider doing your Boy Scout stuff like water, canned goods, extra cat and dog food, batteries, fans and if you really wanna get anal, some water purification tablets…okay, I’m slipping into Alarmist syndrome here, my bad 🙂
Before we get into Katia and forecasts, we have some Hurricane Irene pics here from Saturday (the day after the big day 🙂 down around Slater Lane, mid-morning chest high waves, pretty much perfection.
The photos were taken by a surf buddy and high school friend Mike Melito. (He also did my Hurricane Earl and Danielle pics last year)
It was head high down by Satellite Beach, but I couldn’t make it down there. In between in North Cocoa Beach (as shown in these pics it was still pretty sweet) But I did surf some incredibly fun waist to stomach high waves at Johnson Ave, so needless to say, I was happy.
Also, Ross at CFLsurf.com has an incredible array of photos from Irene at his site (Picasa Web gallery) , check him out too.
The 1st Friday of the month Friday Fest of Cape Canaveral is September 2nd, this Friday. The band Vilifi, whom I heard before is awesome, 3 piece band with incredible guitar player, drummer and bass. (Obviously, those would be the 3 instruments for a 3 piece band, but my point is, each musician is incredible 🙂 If the link takes long to load, then just click on Cape Canaverals city website, and go to the 7th menu link for Friday Fest.
It still appears that Katia will start throwing us some waves Sunday night after dark, with some waist to chest high waves building Monday, onshore winds. The swell may provide some huge stuff, may last for 3 to 5 days.
The models are showing some possible offshore winds on Tuesday, which I would imagine that has to do with the storm in the Gulf which may become a cane also, heading toward Houston, cause it’s too early for Katia to be going offshore.
In Summary, aside from a little wind swell we may have in the next couple days, Monday starts Katia, and Tuesday it should be about 1100 miles offshore. If it goes North with at least 600 miles off the coast we could have some killer waves by Wednesday or Thursday.
Don’t forget to have a blast and at the same time support the 26th Annual NKF (National Kidney Foundation) Surf Festival, check out their site for this year here. The event takes place at the Cocoa Beach Pier starting Thursday Sept.1st.
We’ll keep ya posted. If you don’t have a long leash for your cat or dog, get one, and a cage, just in case. (what’s this guy so obsessed about pets for ?)