EPIC WAVES TODAY ! 8 foot faces to rare double over-head sets in Satellite Beach, Hightowers, Thursday Afternoon 1:15 PM Surf Report of How the Waves Were Today, Surfing Photos of Hightowers (posted Thursday November 10, 2011)

Posted: November 10, 2011 in A summary of How the Waves were, Brevard Barrels - Photos collected, Brevard Huge Swell and Hurricane Photos, Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach
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This guy was relentless out there today.  And he got his Satellite Beach barrel.  This is actually Image no. 4 in a 6 shot sequence, which I'll drop in below, it was just so beautiful to see :)  November 10 2011 epic ENE swell. Photos by oldwaverider

This guy was relentless out there today. And he got his Satellite Beach barrel. This is actually Image no. 4 in a 6 shot sequence, which I'll drop in below, it was just so beautiful to see πŸ™‚ November 10 2011 epic ENE swell. Photos by oldwaverider

AWESOME, TOTALLY AWESOME Waves today in Satellite Beach…

It was beautiful everywhere, but this ENE swell really delivered at Perkins, Hightowers and RC’s.Β Β  The consistent sets came in around 7 to 8 foot faces, and I’d say every 5 or 10 minutes a 9 to 10 foot face came in,Β  and I believe I saw a rare 12 foot face set come in, (unless the guy in the photo I’ve posted in the second sequence of photos below, was only 3 feet tall πŸ™‚Β  This first sequence was probably a 9 foot face at the peak.Β  I love the third sequence, it’s like he’s saying, crap, I guess I should’ve let this one roll by πŸ˜‰


I had to do one ridiculous photo merge.  Johnson Avenue vs Hightower on a 6 foot at 10 second ENE ground swell with offshore winds.  Photo merge by Anonymous :)

I had to do one ridiculous photo merge. Johnson Avenue vs Hightower on a 6 foot at 10 second ENE ground swell with offshore winds. Photo merge by Anonymous πŸ™‚

Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, dropping in late and chasing a barrell.  Hightowers in Satellite Beach epic November 10 2011 ENE swell. Photos by oldwaverider

Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, dropping in late and chasing a barrell. Hightowers in Satellite Beach epic November 10 2011 ENE swell. Photos by oldwaverider

Anyhow, it was really nice sitting on the deck, watching only 5 or 6 guys out on the most beautiful powerful, glassy swell, maybe just a slight texture to the water since it was NW winds coming in on a South wind break, but heh, who cares πŸ˜‰Β  Oh, and the Sun was coming down nice too.Β  Most people were doing rash guards or a vest, and that’s it.Β  The water temp is 71 now so that is a peg below Spring Water.

Image 2 of 6 shot sequence.

Image 2 of 6 shot sequence.

Friday, don’t expect much.Β  No forecast today cause the wind swell coming in looks kinda weak, sloppy, no real size or offshore winds.Β  Am I being a snob discussing the future here ?Β  My bad.Β Β  I was just so stoked today, and also crying at the same time since I couldn’t paddle out do to the necessity of licking my rib wounds from last Friday 😦

Image 3 of 6 shot sequence.  This guy is relentless on chasing a barrel.

Image 3 of 6 shot sequence. This guy is relentless on chasing a barrel.

Image 4 of 6 in sequence.  Same as the "Cover Photo" , sorry couldn't resist.  I wish I knew who this guy was just to compliment him.

Image 4 of 6 in sequence. Same as the "Cover Photo" , sorry couldn't resist. I wish I knew who this guy was just to compliment him.

Florida barrels are kinda finicky;  they just want to boot you out all the time :) Image 5 of 6 in sequence.  Photos by oldwaverider

Florida barrels are kinda finicky; they just want to boot you out all the time πŸ™‚ Image 5 of 6 in sequence. Photos by oldwaverider

Giving it one last effort to climb ahead back up onto the face.  I believe Kelly Slater or CJ or Damien Hobgood, might have worked their way back up top, but this guy did a stellar job of setting up and getting into the barrel and out of the sunlight :)  Image 6 of 6 shot sequence  DSC04536

Giving it one last effort to climb ahead back up onto the face. I believe Kelly Slater or CJ or Damien Hobgood, might have worked their way back up top, but this guy did a stellar job of setting up and getting into the barrel and out of the sunlight πŸ™‚ Image 6 of 6 shot sequence DSC04536

Nice perhaps double overhead on the dropin face.  Image 1 of 3 in sequence.  Hightowers, Satellite Beach. November 10 2011 , ENE ground swell.  Photos by oldwaverider.

Nice perhaps double overhead on the dropin face. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Hightowers, Satellite Beach. November 10 2011 , ENE ground swell. Photos by oldwaverider.

Nice big left.  Image 2 of 3 shot sequence.

Nice big left. Image 2 of 3 shot sequence.

Guess it's best to exit this puppy...just in case :) Image 3 of 3 sequence.

Guess it's best to exit this puppy...just in case πŸ™‚ Image 3 of 3 sequence.

Huh, maybe I shoulda gone left...not .  He chose a head butt exit instead of a white water chase exit,  this guy was not frail :) Image 1 of 2

Huh, maybe I shoulda gone left...not . He chose a head butt exit instead of a white water chase exit, this guy was not frail πŸ™‚ Image 1 of 2

Part 2 of honey I got dumped.  Image 2 of 2

Part 2 of honey I got dumped. Image 2 of 2

It’s all good πŸ™‚

I’ll post some pics of some nice rides at the Cape too, here probably Friday πŸ™‚

Later,

oldwaverider

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Comments
  1. dactylious says:

    Awesome pics and it does look like an awesome day!!! I can’t believe that I am missing days like this!! Stuck with another ruptured disk and having to play Mr. mom while everyone (except you) is enjoying a swell like this…. SUCKS!!!! I don’t think I’ve every seen waves and water this clean in FL with barrells, again, Nice shots.

    • oldwaverider says:

      I wasn’t out surfing it either. I cracked my rib last Friday, so I’m out of the water for a month. It’s not as bad as the crack last year, so I only think I’ll be out for a month. Thanks for the comments brother J.
      oldwaverider

  2. […] on this day, scroll down to the 3rd sequence of pics, and it is the 4 foot plus overhead closeout here.Β  Hopefully he’ll see them but if not, it was still fun for me to see the nice ride and save […]

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