September 11, 2011…10 years passed. I was in Lakeland, on Sunday morning after the attack on Tuesday. I heard the most beautiful and incredible version of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” sang in church as a solo by a woman at First Methodist Church, a woman who was in Manhattan 5 days berfore on the day the Planes hit the Towers. Needless to say, she had a fair amount of emotion when she sang the song to her home congregation in Lakeland. (this is actually a blog and not a surf report so I have to digress once in a while 🙂
Tropical Storm Maria update…Maria models have dropped a bit in size, not much but some.
Wednesday looks to be the biggest day still, with slight NNW offshore winds at North wind breaks. Probably overhead by a foot or two down south with sideshore winds, and chest to head high in the Cape through North Cocoa Beach in the semi-glass to maybe glassy wind direction. By Monday night I should have more accurate wind data.
Thursday is now looking to be the glassiest day, in the chest to head high plus range depending on where you surf. As we always mention, winds can be iffy, at least until 36 to 48 hours prior to the day. But it looks as though West winds for the better part of the morning and then onshore by noon.
Friday it looks to drop off, but by Wednesday we should have something more definitive.
We did have something hit the 120 in the 3.5 to 4.3 foot range at 11 seconds, so there could be something ridable at the right tides today, but with slight onshore winds.
Count your blessings with all this great surf we’ve had this year 🙂