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Sunday afternoon, Cape Canaveral waves; Slightly windy and clean medium size lines…….hah, in some other part of the world 😉
Today its big, it’s choppy, the wind will blow the hat right off your head, but the dark sky and intense ocean were really cool…
Back to surf update in a minute; The 3 photo sequence are from Johnson Ave at the Cape on Sunday October 2nd 2011 Hurricane Ophelia, round two. The size jacked up a foot or two on the face from about 10 Am to 11 :30 Am, and these pics I took at around 11:40. I don’t know who the guy is out there, but he looks like middle-aged, and he knows how to surf well.
Today around 11 AM or so, It looked like 8 foot plus faces outside at the Cape, but since no one’s out there, that’s just a guess. I do know that it is at least 4 foot bigger on the face in Satellite Beach. At 25 to 40 mph ene winds, who cares ? 🙂
>>>At 9:15 PM tonight (Saturday), the 120 mile buoy reading showed a climb to 16.5 feet at 10 seconds in the late afternoon, and 15.5 at 8 PM. At 6 PM the 20 mile buoy hit 19 feet at 11 seconds, and 17 feet at 11 seconds at 8 PM, so we ought to see some double overhead waves in Satellite Beach for sure on Sunday.<<<
Monday, right now the surf site models are conflicting with the weather channel, but there’s always a 6 hour lag on huge swells. Monday is showing a possible offshore SSW to SW winds day of 10 feet at 10 second period for Satellite Beach, which translates to 10 to 12 foot faces. The winds look to be in the 12 to 15 mph SW range.
Playalinda, would be the place to be, because the weather channel model shows South winds at daybreak turning SSE, and S winds are totally offshore at Playalinda (32 degrees), which is the equivalent of NW winds at the Cape.
Tuesday looks to be 1 to 2 foot overhead in Satellite Beach with light SW winds.
KEEP THIS NOTE FOR COMPARING SURF SIZE OF SATELLITE BEACH TO THE CAPE ! :
The surf models from Surfline, SurfGuru, Surfer, Magicseaweed all reflect Satellite Beach. (no they don’t actually say that) And Never the Cape and really never Cocoa Beach. Why, because 97 % of the time, South Swell or North Swell or East Swell, Satellite Beach receives the best angle of the swell. So even for South Swells you’d think the Cape would reflect better, but my rule of thumb is take the face size of Satellite Beach and mulitply it by .60 and you get the face size at the Cape. Some may argue this. But I sit here 5 times a day looking at data a many sites, both swell data, wind data, moving storm models; then I get in the car, and look at Hightowers, Hangers, O’ Club/2nd light and sometimes one of the streets, the Pier, and then the Cape. Visual is the best data source that I know of. I also try to take pictures of Satellite Beach and then come North and get Cape pictures witin the hour (when I can do this work permitting), so we can all learn the differences. Sorry for the long wind, but since this is a blog, and a school of learning for me perpetually, I want to post this information also for the world to see 🙂
Have a great Sunday, if you want to hear some kind words about Grace, Peace and Forgiveness, then check here: My Church 🙂
Hopefully, we’ll have our massive offshore winds day on Monday!