Wednesday 6:30 PM (Feb. 29) Surf Report/Update, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 29 2012 posted)


Thursday morning……………….

Man, this is a tough one.  I may screw this call up, but here’s the way I see it and step out on a limb 🙂

The swell to our east that we have had, appears to have a “part 2”, haha.  This part two,  which by the huge Atlantic sea chart shows that there is enough fetch, and a 9 to 11 second period strength of the swell that is to roll in tonight sometime after dark.  It indicates a 3 to 3.5 foot swell at 9 seconds to our beaches and there has been no change in the twice daily typical Ocean data updates that says this will not happen.  So,

At daybreak to noon,  it still looks like we should have thigh high waves,  and this swell appears to be doing better at low tide than mid-tide with high going low.  When I looked down South in Satellite Beach today, 2 hours after high tide, yeah the winds were stiff, 12 to 15 onshore, but there were thigh high sets coming in at my two favorite limestone/coquina breaks 🙂

Thursday, So my reduced  call is knee high at the Cape with some thigh high bigger sets and glassy with  SSW winds to some SW in the 7 to 10 mph range until maybe 11 AmSatellite Beach,  thigh to waist high, with 7 to 9 mph SW winds until 10 or 11 then turning SSW to South.

Not to be purposely negative ha, but the winds turn offshore by midnight tonight and in the 10 mph SSW range,  so I don’t think it will blow it flat,  but I’ll give it a 40 % chance of really fun waves Thursday, and 60% not.

I won’t talk about Friday until I see Thursday.  Friday is showing increased swell strength and the push from a NE swell a little and greater push from this East swell, but we’ll just have to see the buoy at the 120 tonight and then Thursday night.

Thus endeth my novel 😉

Oldwaverider

 

Tuesday 10:30 PM (Feb. 28) Surf Report/Update, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 28 2012 posted)


SURF CALL REVISION FOR THURSDAY GLASS, along with Wednesday morning, Friday and maybe Saturday…

Thursday first;  we have to drop on the wave size from the call I made Monday,  but not the glass.  Thigh high is my call for the Cape with bigger sets of course.  Rib high with maybe some rare chest high clean up sets down South in Satellite Beach.  Winds for the Cape look to be the same for Satellite Beach Thursday, with 6 to 8 mph SW, turning SSW to S before noon.  Yeah, this can change, but we’re now in our 48 hour window so I’m comfortable with a 75 to 80% accuracy on wind direction.  Keep in mind, both Thursday and Friday should have more punch to the wave than on Wednesday.

Wednesday,  same size, as Thursday, but with less power, and SSE winds in the 8 to 10 mph range until 9 AM, and then kicking it up over 12.  If you can make Playalinda, that is the place to be for Wednesday and especially Thursday.

Fridaysimilar size as Thursday, same power, but winds are showing SSW to maybe SW,  so if you can go South of 4rth or 8th Street South, you’ll have offshore winds.  Friday, the Cape is showing SSW which is sideshore winds based on the angle of our coastline up here.  If it does go SW winds at the Cape, then we’ll be good for glass also.

I KNOW WHEN I TALK WINDS, AND HOW SSW WINDS ARE SIDESHORE FOR US AND OFFSHORE FOR SATELLITE BEACH; I suspect that y’all think I’m on CRACK 🙂  You guys would do yourself a favor by taking a look at Google Maps, and check out how the coastline curves.  Why?

Because,  when I can have perfect glass and 100 yard long walls, verses,  just clean sections that close out in 30 to 50 yards, I get frustrated because I was just to lazy to take an 18 minute drive.

I won’t get all Spritual on ya here, but I will say, life is too short to take mediocre when God gives ya perfection if you’re willing to accept his gift and just drive South and enjoy his Fillet Mignon instead of just a tough Sirloin.  Just my short plug for how great it is that we have a diverse coastline in Brevard County.   I wouldn’t ever leave the Cape to live, but I will drive for 60% better surf 80% of the time.

I ADDED A PAGE TO THIS SITE CALLED “Wave Height and Wind” to our website, so you can see the best surf breaks to go to for the wind direction, and it also has the Wave Height to Body Scale chart, along with the Buoy links and our near shore water temperature.  See the page here or just click on the link at the very top of this page.

Either way, enjoy, and we’ll update Wednesday night to confirm Thursday winds.

Later,

Oldwaverider

Monday 4:30 PM (Feb. 27) Surf Report/Update and photo gallery with Surfing Pictures from Wednesday February 22 at Johnson Avenue, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 27 2012 posted)


SUNNY – PHOTO GALLERY

Surf Forecast:  Surf all Week?  Yesx  No __   More on that in a minute down below…:)

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The day provided quite a few teaser barrels, beautiful shape, but short-lived,  Sunny takin full advantage.  Image 1 of 3 sequence.
The day provided quite a few teaser barrels, beautiful shape, but short-lived, Sunny takin full advantage. Image 1 of 3 sequence.

The gallery of shots here are from Wednesday, February 22nd from that really nice ENE 5 foot 11 second ground swell.  We had thigh to chest high waves here at the Cape, of course only those willing to wait on the outside to catch the set waves reaped the rewards on that.  Sunny, was having a great time working the inside coverage drinking in his 100 waves per session pathology 🙂

The fast exit :) Image 2 of 3 in sequence.  Photos by Oldwaverider.  Feb. 22 2012
The fast exit 🙂 Image 2 of 3 in sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider. Feb. 22 2012

As far as the swell this week, is this a total wind swell, ground swell or combo?   Well, it kinda merges into an almost ground swell by Wednesday, so I guess combo would be the almost correct word.

Sunny, disappears...image 3 of 3 in sequence.
Sunny, disappears...image 3 of 3 in sequence.

Tuesday,  we have waist to rib high for the Cape and chest high down South.  Winds ought to be light 5 to 8 mph NNE until 9 Am, and then kick up a few more notches thru the day but not too much.  So I think it will be pretty fun at Johnson here with an occasional teaser of almost offshore winds but not quite.

This shoulder was a little more user friendly, giving Sunny the chance to throw spray a couple times :) Image 1 of 5 in sequence.
This shoulder was a little more user friendly, giving Sunny the chance to throw spray a couple times 🙂 Image 1 of 5 in sequence.

Wednesday,  the swell kicks up in strength with the period of the swell coming in at 9 seconds, so the lines ought to be better, and the winds may be less than 5 mph onshore, so it ought to be real clean and fun everywhere.

Sunny, image 2 of 5 sequence.
Sunny, image 2 of 5 sequence.

Thursday looks to be the Primo day, waist to rib high at the Cape and Chest to Shoulder high in Satellite Beach.  Winds have been showing offshore for 2 or 3 days straight now based on the models, mostly SW in the morning, but by Tuesday and Wednesday night we’ll have our solid guess on the winds for Thursday.

He throws a little spray to add color between the Sea Oats...image 3 of 5 in sequence. Johnson Ave.
He throws a little spray to add color between the Sea Oats...image 3 of 5 in sequence. Johnson Ave.

Friday,  could also be like Thursday with comparable size and power and offshore winds.

Saturday, maybe we’ll have some leftovers too.

Sunny like the battery, still goin...image 4 of 5 in sequence.
Sunny like the battery, still goin...image 4 of 5 in sequence.
He dun milked it for all its worth, image 5 of 5
He dun milked it for all its worth, image 5 of 5

Looks like a fun week, nothing massive, but definitely some waist to chest high waves and a few glassy mornings during the week.

Hope ya enjoy the pics and the waves.

Oldwaverider

Friday 4 PM (Feb. 24) Surf Report/Update and photo gallery with Surfing Pictures from Wednesday February 22 at Johnson Avenue, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 24 2012 posted)


RIP VAN MIKE – PHOTO GALLERY

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Mike, with impeccable patience, awaiting that wave on this clean surf day at Johnson Avenue.
Mike, with impeccable patience, awaiting that wave on this clean surf day at Johnson Avenue.

DON’T FORGET, IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE 1200 PIXEL WIDE PHOTO, CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW ONCE, AND THEN AGAIN (IT’S A WINDOWS THING FOR THE 2ND CLICK 🙂

You all may remember a guy that used to surf with us before he got a dog and broke some bones 🙂  Well, his name is Mike and he’s back !

 

Dammit!  I hope I'll be able to see Mike catch a wave, from down here.  His dog was tellin me he's surfin again now that his dog is house trained :)
Dammit! I hope I'll be able to see Mike catch a wave, from down here. His dog was tellin me he's surfin again now that his dog is house trained 🙂

These shots are from the great ENE swell that hit us on Wednesday for the chest to overhead glassy day, February 22nd. It was closing out pretty quick out back here on Johnson, but there were still some nice rib to chest high waves with even a bigger set rolling thru.

Mike, on a nice and clean thigh high wave.  Image 1 of 7 in sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider
Mike, on a nice and clean thigh high wave. Image 1 of 7 in sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

These shots are a sequence of Mike, who by the quality advice of the boardwalk advisement group,  were taken of Mike while surfing Dr. John’s squatters rights South Surf break at Johnson.  But since the Dr. was not in,  Mike took the long ride for the day, perhaps.  At least for while I was standing there feigning the work of photo taking.

 

He's diggin his board as he carves back down, image 2 of 7 in sequence.  Johnson Avenue.
He's diggin his board as he carves back down, image 2 of 7 in sequence. Johnson Avenue.

Surf Report; we have a weak, no fetch to speak of wind swell coming in probably Sunday afternoon late almost direct North with a hint of East.   Down South may see something late Saturday,  chop slop North wind stuff, but the Cape is totally blocked out of this one until maybe

Yeah baby, I got another turn on here before you close the door.  Image 3 of 7 sequence.  Rip Van Mike
Yeah baby, I got another turn on here before you close the door. Image 3 of 7 sequence. Rip Van Mike

Sunday afternoon late.  And then some onshore chop thru maybe the week, with a chance of Thursday or Friday of the offshore winds for a few hours.  The part for Tuesday thru Thursday comes in Tuesday, piggy-backing the former N swell, and as far as the Tuesday part 2,  it comes mostly from the East, so everyone should get a piece of that.

It ain’t gonna be pretty, but it will be some head high waves probably somewhere along our Cape to Satellite corridor 🙂

Determined to line up between the 2 buoys.  Image 4 of 7 sequence.
Determined to line up between the 2 buoys. Image 4 of 7 sequence.

Once we start to see part 2 coming in Tuesday, we’ll start tracking the offshore winds day.

Hope you enjoy the pics of Rip Van Mike.  His style was great for being asleep that long 🙂

Fluid as ever.  It's probably the new beard :)  Image 5 of 7 sequence.
Fluid as ever. It's probably the new beard 🙂 Image 5 of 7 sequence.
Looks like he's thinking about using this wave as his bus ride in...image 6 of 7 in sequence.
Looks like he's thinking about using this wave as his bus ride in...image 6 of 7 in sequence.
Satisfied with the adrenaline dose for the day, Mike heads it on in ...image 7 of 7 sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider
Satisfied with the adrenaline dose for the day, Mike heads it on in ...image 7 of 7 sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider
He may not admit it, but this must be a satisfaction and a thank your creator for this great stuff, meditative moment.
He may not admit it, but this must be a satisfaction and a thank your creator for this great stuff, meditative moment.

Have a great weekend.

Oldwaverider

How the Waves were today at Johnson Ave and Satellite Beach with Surfing Photos February 22, Wednesday afternoon Surf Report/Update 4 PM , Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 22 2012 posted)


Photo Gallery from Johnson Avenue and from Hangers in Satellite Beach.

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Nice rib to maybe chest high right at Johnson Ave.  Surfer? Who?  1 of 2 shot sequence.  From February 22 ene swell.
Nice rib to maybe chest high right at Johnson Ave. Surfer? Who? 1 of 2 shot sequence. From February 22 ene swell.

I’ll post more in the next week from a couple killer rides by Sunny, and Rip Van Mike who finally woke up after a few broken bones.  He still ain’t over the hill, but I’ll save that for another day.  It needs to be handled with care 🙂

Nice wave, the third shot it closed out, but the short burst looked really fun.  Image 2 of 2 shot sequence.  Photos by Oldwaverider
Nice wave, the third shot it closed out, but the short burst looked really fun. Image 2 of 2 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

It was an awesome session late today!   Started out rib to occasional chest high at the Cape, beautiful sets,  nice drops with a few turns and a quick exit.  I just watched and shot some images.

Ron I believe.  Perfect form and smooth style for the "out of towner", just kidding.  Image 1 of 5 in sequence.
Ron I believe. Perfect form and smooth style for the "out of towner", just kidding. Image 1 of 5 in sequence.

Then Chad and I headed down South for an 11 AM sesh, and for the first half hour it was like 1 in 15 waves were makeable at best, but nice head high faces on the drop with a quick closeout, and then it changed.  It started to hold up a little better, maybe 1 in 8 would hold up,  and then we got some of those 70 to 100 yard shoulders pumping most and some times all the way to the beach.  Almost all lefts.  A few select rights.  Brother Chad nailed at least 2 or 3 of em in the 100 yard plus range, with one solid, did I say solid?; 150 yard right from far outside, all the way to 1 foot deep water, and used that as his bus ride in 🙂  He smoked it.   I got the perfect left (except for a small epileptic surge on a few re-entries)  to take me most of the way in 🙂  A bunch of rail-grabbing left take-offs for chasing speed up high on the wave.

Image 2 of 5 shots in sequence.  I believe its Ron.
Image 2 of 5 shots in sequence. I believe its Ron.

Most of the outside sets were shoulder high, and maybe a head high set rolled thru every now and then.  See new chart, compliments of thewavecaster.com here.

Image 3 of 5 shots.
Image 3 of 5 shots.

Surf Thursday is looking to be maybe thigh at the Cape and waist in Satellite.  Strong strong offshore winds.  They may even blow it flat tonight, but I suspect there may be a trickle for 2 hours in the morning and then done…………………

Image 4 of 5, Ron intent on getting ahead of the closeout :)  Photos by Oldwaverider
Image 4 of 5, Ron intent on getting ahead of the closeout 🙂 Photos by Oldwaverider
Well it don't look like he's gonna climb past the peak, but he definitely got the best place for speed !  Image 5 of 5 shot sequence, Ron, Feb. 22 Wednesday morning.
Well it don't look like he's gonna climb past the peak, but he definitely got the best place for speed ! Image 5 of 5 shot sequence, Ron, Feb. 22 Wednesday morning.
Starts Satellite Beach photos from today also.
Starts Satellite Beach photos from today also.
This old-timer is a regular here.  He know right where to hang, to milk it for all it's worth.  Image 1 of 7 shot sequence.  Satellite Beach
This old-timer is a regular here. He know right where to hang, to milk it for all it's worth. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. Satellite Beach
The lip giving him a love tap on the top of his hat.  Image 2 of 7 shot sequence.  Wed.  Feb. 22 around 1:00 PM Photos by Oldwaverider
The lip giving him a love tap on the top of his hat. Image 2 of 7 shot sequence. Wed. Feb. 22 around 1:00 PM Photos by Oldwaverider
He's dropping low to climb out ahead of the lip that is just dying to smack him away :) Image 3 of 7 shot sequence.  A regular at this spot.
He's dropping low to climb out ahead of the lip that is just dying to smack him away 🙂 Image 3 of 7 shot sequence. A regular at this spot.
Pulling back up high again to get, just right back under the lip.  Image 4 of 7 in sequence.
Pulling back up high again to get, just right back under the lip. Image 4 of 7 in sequence.
Slotted perfect right under the lip.  Adrenaline junkie or what?  Image 5 of 7 in sequence.
Slotted perfect right under the lip. Adrenaline junkie or what? Image 5 of 7 in sequence.
Pulls out of a slight barrell and another attempt to drop low and pull out in front. Image 6 of 7 sequence.
Pulls out of a slight barrell and another attempt to drop low and pull out in front. Image 6 of 7 sequence.
I think he climbed ahead of this next part, but I ran out of film, ouch ;)  Image 7 of 7 shot sequence.  Wed Feb 22 Satellite Beach.
I think he climbed ahead of this next part, but I ran out of film, ouch 😉 Image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Wed Feb 22 Satellite Beach.
Nice shoulder to head high right.  You had to work these waves high up top to beat the face.  This one closed out on the 4rth photo.  Image 1 of 3 in sequence.
Nice shoulder to head high right. You had to work these waves high up top to beat the face. This one closed out on the 4rth photo. Image 1 of 3 in sequence.
Beautiful wave, just a little too fast.  Image 2 of 3 in sequence.
Beautiful wave, just a little too fast. Image 2 of 3 in sequence.
He tried his best.  This was one of 3 guys I met on the boardwalk.  They are doing the Engineer program from UCF.  Trying to forget Differential Equations :)  They were surfing North of Chad and I during their first session.   Image 3 of 3
He tried his best. This was one of 3 guys I met on the boardwalk. They are doing the Engineer program from UCF. Trying to forget Differential Equations 🙂 They were surfing North of Chad and I during their first session. Image 3 of 3
I had to show you these pictures from Indialantic from thewavecaster.com for Feb. 22 today
I had to show you these pictures from Indialantic from thewavecaster.com for Feb. 22 today

Hope ya enjoy the pics !

Oldwaverider

Tuesday night Surf Update/Report (8:45 PM Feb 21) for Wednesday “possible epic but most likely real fun :)” swell South and hopefully at our Cape. Surfing Photos from O’ Club and Johnson Avenue. Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 21 2012 posted)


A nice chest high I hope to see on the larger sets Wednesday morning at Johnson Ave.
A nice chest high I hope to see on the larger sets Wednesday morning at Johnson Ave.

The 120 buoy has hit 11 feet twice at 13 to 14 seconds since 5 PM, and the 20 mile is too soon to expect the swell from the 120 buoy yet.  Since the last 11 foot reading at the 120 was 7:20 PM tonight which would take 6 hours maybe 7 to hit the 20 mile buoy,  so  I just have to accept that the swell angle was a little to steep today and that big Cape sticking out there doesn’t want to let things come thru.   I thought it might be chest high by dark, but it never really climbed above waist high from the 2 times I checked it today, and one 2 hour session out.  But it was fun, even though it closed out pretty quick.

In Satellite, I expect to see at least one of this size to roll thru for Wednesday morning for us.
In Satellite, I expect to see at least one of this size to roll thru for Wednesday morning for us.

Wednesday, maybe the extra 16 ° removed from the angle will let the brunt of the swell in.   It went from 56 degree to 72, so maybe that’s east enough to let it in Wednesday.

Here is thewavecaster.com  wave height scale chart.
Here is thewavecaster.com wave height scale chart.

Wednesday, I still believe that it will hit some chest high sets for the Cape and head high in Satellite with some overhead sets.  I put some pictures in here that I feel will show the expected swell size and form.

The water was warm today 68, and Wednesday air temps looking to be 79 by mid-day, but about 66 degree for a 9 am recommended paddle out time.  High going low, with high tide at 7:52 AM, so 9 am water time, with SW winds at 7 mph for Cocoa Beach going SSW at noon at around 9 mph.  The Cape winds look to hold about the same winds with only about a 3 or 4 hour window of SW winds, and then SSW by noon onward.

Have a great sesh!

Monday night Surf update/Report (Feb 20) 9:00 PM for Tuesday and Wednesday, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 20 2012 posted)


Wednesday is still painted for the now, “epic” day potential.  4 days running, the models have been showing 5 ft 11 second period swell (groundswell) with a chance of offshore winds. Chest to Overhead, North going South to Satellite Beach, with larger sets.

That offshore wind forecast for Cocoa Beach as of multiple checks by me today for Wednesday morning is showing,  WSW winds at daybreak 5 mph SSW by 1 PM (yeah, the time is iffy along with the wind direction, but…we are in our 48 hour window or less, where I place 80 % stock that the winds will comply 🙂    Then the winds are to turn S to SSE after 1 PM.

Oh Tuesday, my bad;  same forecast as Sunday night with waist to chest high in the Am, 6 to 10 mph SE winds and decreasing thru the day.  The swell is growing fast thru the day so a couple hours before dark, we should see some Shoulder high faces on the larger sets at the Cape, and definite overhead sets down South in Satellite Beach.

Get pumped.

Air temps max around 73 PM Tuesday, and around 79 and Sunny on Wednesday with some clouds.  Water temps near shore around 68.5 so Wednesday will be skinnable, definitely rash-guardable 🙂

Oldwaverider

Sunday night Surf Update (Feb 19) 10:30 PM for Tuesday morning swell and maybe big glass Wednesday, Surf Report, more Surfing photos from Feb. 5 2012 ENE swell at Johnson Avenue, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (February 19 2012 posted)


Wednesday February the 22nd,  for 3 days straight has appeared to be the “Big Sweet Day”…..Glassy at some point on Wednesday, and chest to head high waves, ranging from North to South….I’ll continue this update below…

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A nice day, some Sun, a little haze,  some fun waves, people just enjoying the beach :)
A nice day, some Sun, a little haze, some fun waves, people just enjoying the beach 🙂

JOHNSON AVENUE UNKNOWN SURFER – GALLERY , Here’s a plug for Old-timers…The photos gallery here are from February 5,  Sunday, from Johnson Ave.  I have some days that my pop ups are lookin the same,  I don’t know who this is, but I’m stoked to see him out there.

Little sluggish popup, with a nice reward to follow.  Image 1 of 3 in sequence.  February 5 2012, Johnson Ave.  Photos by Oldwaverider.
Little sluggish popup, with a nice reward to follow. Image 1 of 3 in sequence. February 5 2012, Johnson Ave. Photos by Oldwaverider.

A friend of mine through my church,  Greg,  had to quit surfing a little over three years ago cause it kept blowing out his shoulder.  He turned 90 years old in 2011.  He was hired the First year of N.A.S.A. , an Electrical Engineer I believe, and when N.A.S.A.  was started in 1958, and he had surfed from then time until 2008 some time.

Turned into a clean thigh high cruiser. Image 2 of 3 in sequence.
Turned into a clean thigh high cruiser. Image 2 of 3 in sequence.

Of course the reason he quit was because at 87,  he also plays tennis 2 or 3 times a week, and since surfing is inconsistent and works your shoulders pretty hard, he’d best choose doing something where he could at least use his shoulder more consistently.  SO THERE YA GOT IT, WE HAD TO DO A PLUG FOR OLD OLD TIMERS 🙂

He's gotta be stoked, it's all fun !  Image 3 of 3 in sequence.
He's gotta be stoked, it's all fun ! Image 3 of 3 in sequence.

Surf Update for Tuesday thru Thursday (2/21 – 2/23)Tuesday morning we’ll have an ENE windswell showing some waist high waves maybe rib here at the Cape, and chest high down South until late afternoon when the full blown ground swell should hit.   Before dark, we may have some just overhead faces down South and chest high plus here at the Cape, with ESE winds in the 7 to 10 mph range probably.  The winds actually look to be backing down to under 10 mph thru the close of Tuesday day.

Wednesday, we ought to have some solid chest high lines at the Cape with some bigger sets, and shoulder to overhead down South in Satellite Beach, 2nd light.  Winds sometime Wednesday maybe at day break, could go SSW around 10 mph, so your best call is somewhere South of 8th Street South to enjoy offshore winds.  The Cape will probably have really clean form but not quite glass.  SSW is kind sideshore to offshore for us.  If you can make it South, awesome, it should be fun everywhere 🙂

Thursday, could have waist to chest high leftovers , North to South, with strong offshore winds in the 15 mph plus range.

Air & Water temps: Monday the air temps at the Cape show 53 ° at daybreak with 15 mph NNW winds (feels like 48), getting up to 65 ° by the high point.  Tuesday looks to be   58 ° at daybreak climbing to 72 by mid-day, and the water temp will be 68 ° near shore.  Wednesday, air temp warm up to about 77 for a high, so for 2 weeks from March, these are awesome warm temperatures and consistent waves.  Get Excited !!

Hope ya enjoy the pics 🙂

Oldwaverider

Wednesday night Surf Update (Feb 15) 11:30 PM for possible thigh high waves Thursday AM, How the Waves were Sunday late afternoon, with a longer title to this on Thursday when I finish ;( (February 15 2012 posted)


Thursday there is a 52.7 % chance of having some thigh high glassy waves on Thursday, but I believe down South mostly or only.  South Cocoa Beach to Satellite.  If the 120 buoy will provide us something like 3 to  3 1/2 feet, we may have a weak little ground swell.  Winds should be SSW to S in the 6 to 8 mph range down South until 10 ish.  Yeah, I like sticking my nose out 😉   I’m an optimist about swells and wind, the whole thing about gut feeling.

This past Sunday, I paddled out in Satellite Beach, and it was real fun rib high mostly, semi-glass waves with some fairly lengthy shoulders.  Only 2 of us out. 4:00 afternoon, the winds were still howling around 16 North, air temp was 52 with a chill factor of 48, which I confess cut right thru my springsuit, but at least the water felt like a space heater at 68 🙂

The other guy came up with his wife, and he had a great session too, riding a 7’10.

I’ll finish this puppy on Thursday.  Hope ya had a good day.

Oldwaverider

Saturday afternoon 4:30 PM Surf Report for Sunday afternoon Surf: Chest High , Almost glassy w strong North to NNW winds and 52 degrees. More Surfing photos from Feb. 5 2012 ENE swell at Hightowers. Surf Update, Surf Report , Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (posted February 12, 2012)


Triple overhead to 80 foot faces works best at Mavericks on a NW swell :)
Triple overhead to 80 foot faces works best at Mavericks on a NW swell 🙂

  At Mavericks, it breaks best with a NW swell from triple overhead to 80 foot faces before it starts closing out and getting dangerous.  Hey, check out the chart.  I wouldn’t kid you about something like that 😉  Their water temp is around 52°,  with a 12 foot at 12 second period swell with onshore winds, and my guess, 20 foot faces right now on the sets.  

A nice chest high wall that held up a long time for this guy.  May not look pretty :) Image 1 of 7 shot sequence.
A nice chest high wall that held up a long time for this guy. May not look pretty 🙂 Image 1 of 7 shot sequence.

Our Surf;  we have 67.5 to 68 degree water for Sunday morning, and Rib to Shoulder high waves for the afternoon Sunday.  Winds, at 2 to 3 PM are showing 16 mph NNW at the Cape.  Air temp, 53°, with a 48 ° feels like temperature.  But, it should be fairly glassy.   I give it a 60 to 70 % chance that the winds do let the swell actually hit our beaches.   Could be a fun session with a low crowd factor 🙂

Surfer unaware of Shrimping boat,  just looking for the right time on the face of the wave.  Image 2 of 7 shot sequence.  Photos by Oldwaverider.
Surfer unaware of Shrimping boat, just looking for the right time on the face of the wave. Image 2 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider.

Monday morning, if the swell is permitted to hit our beaches, it could be some glassy leftovers with size, it doubt any bigger than waist high anywhere.

The Photos here are from the ENE swell on February 4rth 2012 at Hightower’s, where we had rib to shoulder high waves with some overhead faces on the drops.

Spray and the Stall.  Image 3 of 7.
Spray and the Stall. Image 3 of 7.
Still plenty of wave left to work. Image 4 of 7 sequence.  Feb. 4 2012 , Satellite Beach.
Still plenty of wave left to work. Image 4 of 7 sequence. Feb. 4 2012 , Satellite Beach.
I think he did a 360, but the little hole in the viewfinder doesn't let me see anything until the ride is done.  Image 5 of 7.  Oldwaverider
I think he did a 360, but the little hole in the viewfinder doesn't let me see anything until the ride is done. Image 5 of 7. Oldwaverider
Perfect re-entry.  Image 6 of 7.  Satellite Beach.
Perfect re-entry. Image 6 of 7. Satellite Beach.
Plenty more left on this wave to work...I just ran out of film ;)  Image 7 of 7 in sequence.
Plenty more left on this wave to work...I just ran out of film 😉 Image 7 of 7 in sequence.

Have a great Sunday 🙂

Oldwaverider