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CHAD PHOTO GALLERY, but first our Surf update…
QUICK SATURDAY 2 PM AFTERNOON UPDATE, Sunday is still showing NNW winds in the 10 mph range in the morning until noonish, so up North is the place to be. Okay, back to Friday afternoons report below…
Hurricane Ophelia a Category 3 Hurricane is projected to start moving Northward tonight, which is why we have more groundswell waves coming in Saturday night/Sunday morning.
(A Cat 3 cane only 1100 miles out would normally throw much stronger waves our way, Ex. Hurricane Florence in 2006 a Cat 1 threw double to almost triple overhead waves between Playalinda and Satellite Beach, which was 950 miles offshore. Hurricane Bill in 2009 a Category 2, about 900 miles away through triple overhead waves to Daytona and double overhead here in certain spots, but I believe Ophelia having lost its lateral push after falling apart, may only be giving us some breadcrumbs 🙂
Saturday night the ground swell rolls in with some pretty substantial onshore winds…but, Sunday morning at daybreak, size should be stomach to shoulder high depending on your spot. The winds at the Cape look to be offshore around 10 mph NNW (based on the models of Ophelia moving North again), so that should be a no brainer as to where the best place to surf would be based on winds. Sunday should be fun, granted NNW at 10, don’t necessarily mean mirror glass, but it does mean glass for the Cape 🙂
The winds could hold Sunday until Noon or 1 PM, so you can still thank God and surf in the same morning; however you choose to do that is your call 😉
Okay, Monday, still looks like decreasing size with strong onshore slop, but we won’t know for sure until Saturday morning. (we can only call winds 48 hours or less before the surf time )
Tuesday looks like another swell Correction: A Nor’easter not Philippe starts rolling in bringing those huge waves you see on the charts, ENE
(Tropical Storm Philippe starts rolling in from the ESE and by Wednesday mid-day it gets big with big onshore winds. It looks like Thursday the big gets bigger with a few feet overhead in size with 15 to 25 mph ENE winds, depending on surfing South or at the Cape maybe shoulder high.
The photo gallery of Chad here is from Day one of Tropical Storm Maria here at the Cape on September 13 2011.
Oh, Don’t forget, next Friday is our Cape Canaveral Friday Fest, so you get to support our local Artists, Vendors, public schools when you buy their draft beer at the beer-booth 🙂
The next Friday Fest is scheduled for October 7th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Activities will include a variety of food vendors, an assortment of novelty & craft vendors, children’s activities including bounce houses, a giant slide & a rock climbing wall, live entertainment along with beer & wine.
Live entertainment will include “Mo Geetz” on Taylor Avenue & “Lonnie & Delinda” on Poinsetta Avenue.
The fun will take place on Taylor Avenue & Pointsetta Avenue.
Have a great Friday 🙂