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Close to Epic surf today! Unfortunately, something was happening that hammered the form of the Waves here at the Cape, but Satellite Beach was crankin!
It was consistently chest to shoulder high waves, with an occasional 1 foot plus overhead set that rolled through, but not many. I saw a few 2 foot overhead drops on shorter people 🙂 j.k.
Anyhow, the lefts were totally hollow, and many 100 yard rides were available. The rights weren’t as hollow, but 100 yard rides were just as plenty. Probably 50-60% were closeouts so ya just let em roll by, and they were pretty predictable, so other than the fact that you had to wait a while for long period swell set waves to roll up, it was pretty awesome. We’ll know by tommorrow if the totally hollow chest high shore break right that I couldn’t resist riding all the way in, whether or not it did crack a rib or just bruise it; but heh, its been 13 months since I cracked a rib on shore break, so I guess I was due 😦
The pics I took at Hightowers I zoomed in too much, but the set I took at Perkins, was zoomed way out, so , it was just of those days 🙂
Saturday surf; this massive NE swell has such a sharp angle (like 52 ° which could completely block us out until Sunday, a 90° swell means it comes straight from the East, so 52 ° with the KSC property sticking way out could block all the size unless you do the Pier. And even then, you may have to drive 4 miles South) Anyhow head high down South and then bigger after noon, up North here, we’ll have the best
winds for surf, they should be NNW winds till 7 Am and then go North, but maybe…they maybe will keep a little NNW for another hour, like maybe till 9 Am. Mostly North winds from daybreak on, in the 15 mph range until 10 or so, and then it starts kicking up over 20 mph.
Sunday, there will be some 12 foot plus faces in Satellite Beach with 20 to 25 mph NE winds. So, if you wait till exact high tide, and paddle out up North, you may find some head high to two foot overhead chop with some shoulders to play around on.
For now, the first window for offshore winds is showing Thursday November 10th, head high stuff, maybe better, but when it gets closer we’ll tighten up on the wind forecast.
I hope ya enjoy the pics from today at Hightowers, and maybe you got lucky and surfed 2nd light or better yet, RC’s.
Saturday or Sunday I’ll throw some more pics from today.
Enjoy the Friday Fest street party and the Air Show!