Thursday Afternoon Surf Update Report 1 PM (11/17) Big Wind Swell arrives Friday morning followed by possible overhead groundswell next Tuesday (11/22), Photos from Thursday Big ENE Swell Hightowers in Satellite Beach, Surf Report for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted Thursday November 17, 2011)

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Brevard Barrels - Photos collected, Brevard Huge Swell and Hurricane Photos, Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach
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The Paddle Out.  Hightowers, Satellite Beach , ENE November 10 2011 swell, photos by oldwaverider

The Paddle Out. Hightowers, Satellite Beach , ENE November 10 2011 swell, photos by oldwaverider

What do ya do when you don’t have working ribs?  You learn how to hack WordPress themes using Hooks.  Duh 😉

Guess you had to be there.  I’ve been in school, if you will, learning how to tweak, hack, modify stuff since I can’t be out in the water.  (note: hacking is legal and friendly, cracking code is non-friendly).   Man, I’ve been sittin here to long.  Cause this is a blog kinda, I can rant like that since it’s not a “traditional” website.

Nice overhead backside barrel/cover.  Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

Nice overhead backside barrel/cover. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

INCOMING SURF!  Our big NE windswell starts coming in after dark tonight.  It ain’t gonna be pretty, but it is waves. The swell period only climbs to 8 seconds, so no groundswell here, but like I said, waves……………

Friday, it should bring in some head high waves somewhere by noon, most likely down South, with 20 plus mph NE winds.

Image 2 of 3 sequence.  Quest for a little sunlight blockage.

Image 2 of 3 sequence. Quest for a little sunlight blockage.

Saturday,  a little bigger, overhead South, and hopefully, it starts to hit the Cape with some size by thenENE winds, maybe drop under 15 by Saturday morning here at the Cape, so dead high tide could be fun and semi-clean. (semi is the operative word :))

After that, More of the same, a little smaller until next Tuesday if our thankful surf models hold true.

A ground swell comes in from the ESE, and as it stands Wednesday morning could provide the wrap around of winds for us, but that is wayyyyy to far out to make any calls yet.  So, just prepare for a day between Tuesday and Thursday for a head high plus day with offshore winds.

Some nice coverage, but the roof was coming in early so he took an early exit on image 4, so I skipped that one. Image 3 of 3 at Hightowers on November 10 2011

Some nice coverage, but the roof was coming in early so he took an early exit on image 4, so I skipped that one. Image 3 of 3 at Hightowers on November 10 2011

The photos are from  last Thursday, November 10th, 2011, at Hightowers in Satellite Beach.  

When I was posting some pics for Satellite on Seaweed, I found a really good video from the huge NE Perfect Storm swell that hit on November 14, 2010.  Gulfster.com  (if you click on this link, scroll down to the last half of their images to get to the large wave photos) posted the most amazing photos from Satellite Beach that day which I also posted one of their 6 or 8 shot sequence out of a 20 shot sequence in Satellite Beach posted in my blog here.   Man, I cracked my rib in October of 2010 and missed that epic swell.  And then cracking it again a couple weeks ago I missed the one year anniversary storm.  Moral; no more shorebreak with epoxy longboards 😦   Oh, check out this awesome video from that Nov. 14 2010 day, taken at RC’s. If you never saw it, it’s less than 2 minutes, but nicely done, and nice quality footage.

I had to put that first photo of the PADDLE OUTHey, when you click on the thumbnail to see the blow up photo, click on it again and scroll your browser window. I posted the pic 2500 pixels wide so you could get the feel of the paddle out. (except for my lousy aperture settngs & lack of filters and aiming the camera right into the sun, rookie, yeah, i know 🙂 Most of us having surfed the Pacific at some time or other know that most of the time, you have a channel to paddle out thru so you don’t have to take relentless pounding on the head.  My times were California, along with Baja Mexico, and down by Acapulco an hour or so above Escondido.  But this guy paddling out, granted doesn’t have to duck many waves, but it still is humorous to see that 10 foot face including whitewater that he has to gauntlet thru 🙂   The other photos are a 3 shot sequence of a nice few foot overhead barrel that does dump on him, but he did escape.

Enjoy the water folks.

oldwaverider

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