The surfboards in this photo are 9.5 to 10 foot plus surfboards, so it gives you an idea of stacking 4 to 5 board lengths to reach the height of the wave. One guy, Lander, broke his leg in 4 places. If you haven’t seen this video, check it out here and make sure and watch it full screen with your sound on 😉 I posted this video back in July I think, but while I was working, and having no surf to distract me, I had to do my usual escape into big wave videos. As far as waves for Brevard…….
No real visible swells on the horizon, except if you live on the Gulf. We have some real low period 2 to 3 foot wind swell that may have something rideable Tuesday and Wednesday, There is a slight chance of waist high waves with 15 plus mph offshore winds for a few hours Wednesday morning, however, since the offshores start before daylight, the light windswell may be blown flat before you can surf them, but don’t expect any power, and not much after 9 AM.
I had to put this screenshot of possibly the biggest swell in years at Puerto Escondido Mexico back in June. Many of the big wave guns were there; Shawn Dollar (biggest paddle in winner Billabong XXL 2010 ?), Greg Long (beat Kelly Slater in the last minute of “The Eddie” in 2009), Jamie Sterling, Maya Gabeira (womans winner overall Billabong XXL), and many more.
Shawn Dollar who has paddled into 52 foot faces at Mavericks, said that this Escondido swell was the worst beating and most intimidating surf session he has had. That had to paddle thru all the beach break to get out, and the size was in the 40 to 50 foot plus range.
That’s about all for now.
I’ll be posting some more local pics in the next few days.