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FRIDAY MORNING 10 AM UPDATE……Much of the swell is coming in. The 120 buoy hit 9.5 feet at 11 seconds at 5 AM this morning (Friday morning) of which every reading shows 11 seconds, which will take about 7 to 9 hours to hit the beach, so expect a jump in size and power of the swell by around Noon to 2 PM. The swell maxes out from around Noon today until Noon Saturday, and then starts to fade away, however,
it still looks like Sunday will have offshore winds down South, maybe Sideshore to Offshore up North by mid-morning (SSW to SW by 9 or 10 AM) with chest to shoulder high waves down South. Down South will again be best, but hopefully, hopefully it will be waist high plus at the Cape. If the winds do turn and stay SW, then by late morning, the Cape ought to glass off too. Either way, Saturday will have some fun choppy, waves here at the Cape.
The pier will most likely be really, fun Sunday, but let’s hope the Cape delivers better than last weeks offshore day. This ends my Friday morning update. Below is my update from last night…
Perfect longboard waves on Wednesday, not the best for short boarders 😦 The photos are from mostly Perkins in Satellite Beach. And one shot at O’ Club (I’ll let y’all figure which one 🙂
Count your blessing folks, this is the best year of waves in many years, in my humble opinion. Consistent waves all summer (before any Canes), plus in the spring before summer, then 4 great Canes back to back. But, unlike last year when Danielle, Earl, and the first one, whatever, but last year, all 3 Canes were so close that they messed up the big big offshore wind day, except for Earl.
But this year, we had 4 Canes with 10 to 12 foot faces (Irene , onward), and with perfect glass for each one, and Katia had 2 each 10 foot face days down South. Then, we had 2 each NE swells with 10 to 12 foot faces on October 10th and then on November 10th another 8 to 10 with some bigger 11 or 12 foot faces on the drop (bothon the huge clean up sets. Man, what a year.
Anyhow, in regards to Wednesday’s surf call, Size was way down from what I thought, oops, my bad 🙂 , whatever…………….
But it sure looked fun out there (still licking my wounds as a surf watcher), down South. It didn’t really happen up North, except some fun at the pier, I heard it was real fun at the pier.
At Perkins, it was pretty much all long-boarders out, and at 10 Am, the size had dropped maybe a foot on the face as I was told, but it was still really glassy, long peeling waist high waves. There was certainly some fatter set waves, but mostly a bunch of 100 yard plus, long-board rides.
How about incoming waves? …… Well, tonight (Thursday night), we have an incoming NE ‘ster rolling in, which ought to be viewable on the beaches just before dark. Waist high to head high (North to South) by dark or shortly thereafter.
Friday, overhead down South, with brisk ENE winds in the 15 to 20 mph range.
Saturday, more of the same but more Easterly winds, winds slack off some, maybe in the 10 to 15 mph range.
Sunday, shows a chance of the final day of the swell, could be waist to head high depending on the break, so this may be the offshore day. We’ll know by Friday night.
This swell looks like a repeat of the NE ‘ster leaving us today. After Sunday, it’s hard to say if anything will be left.
It’s great to have waves Thanksgiving weekend eh? Nice thing too, is not much cool weather, all weekend highs in the mid-70’s each day. Gotta love it!
Happy Thanksgiving 🙂