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Afternoon update…….. This new system is going nuts. Now it looks like no offshore winds until the swell has dropped to almost nothing on Tuesday. Wind swells only give a 4 hour window for offshores anyhow, but this thing is changing it’s mind every 6 hours. Cancel everything I said below about swell size and form. Let’s just go with, a very weak wind swell with onshore winds the next 2-3 days probably, size may be unrideable at the Cape by Sunday some time. We’ll just have to see. The fetch of this swell is in so many small pieces of differing swell period periods, it’s very hard to tell if there will be anything ridable. The structure of this swell is falling apart like a Seagull at an all you can eat, Alka Seltzer party 😉 What can I say? Back to last nights update below;
The Swell just added 2 more days to itself, go figure 😉
It appears that an easterly swell moved up it’s time table and kinda collides with the exiting NE ‘ster. It’s a low period swell, but as y’all know, not in the last month, maybe 6 weeks ago, but we’ve had a number of 7 second period wind swells that have had some nice kick to them. You can beat your head against the wall if you let these changing swell models beat up on you.
Hey, we have our Sunday offshore winds canceled unless it throws a little SSW early, but that’s side shore for us up North anyhow. Winds probably South in the 10 to 15 mph range. The size should hang around the waist to shoulder high range, North going South.
Monday could now blow offshore, same size as Sunday. The period is 7 seconds, so it could pull great surprises, or it could be watered down. I’ll give it a 60% chance of having more size and kick to it then this past Wednesday swell.
Tuesday may have some thigh to chest high leftovers, North going South again. Possibly offshore winds again. To soon to tell.
The photos are more that were taken on the Thursday November 10th large ENE Swell that kicked up some 8 to 10 foot plus faces in Satellite Beach with NW winds. The swell was like a 6.5 foot swell at 11 seconds. So it had some big old lines and walls.
The guy in this photo had a friend that was supposed to be taking pictures of him, but the friend on the boardwalk, might not have had enough coffee that morning, it happens 🙂
The funny thing was, on a day like this, young or old, you really have to be total picky on your waves when you’re out in the water. As far as I can recall, this was the only wave this guy got in the 45 minutes that I was on the boardwalk at Hightowers. My bad (update 11/20/11) , it was the 2nd wave. I noticed that he also took the kamikazee wave on this day, scroll down to the 3rd sequence of pics, and it is the 4 foot plus overhead closeout here. Hopefully he’ll see them but if not, it was still fun for me to see the nice ride and save it here.
It wasn’t one of the bigger waves of the day, maybe an 9 foot face on the drop. The guy walking in is the one on the wave. There was only 3 or 4 people out in front of me and one guy kind of North toward Perkins. But it was still a day and a wave that was to be respected by anyone. It was painful enough to have to stay out of the water for as long as I have. This was 1 of 6 awesome swells that we have had this kind of size this year 🙂