Saturday Visual mini-cam report, 1 foot and glassy at the Cape
TUESDAY MORNING MINI-CAM LIVE VISUAL UPDATE, SEE BELOW SLIDESHOW ->
OLDWAVERIDER – PHOTO GALLERY
Tuesday morning still looks good, maybe semi-epic again almost like last Monday…more in a minute…
These photos my buddy Mike took of me while he and Steve shouted In-sensitive comments to me down below as I attempted to grab a few waves as a Senior Citizen amongst the younger crowds 🙂
Pretty fun session for sure, from Saturday night the 14th of July 2012.
Tuesday looks to be Waist to Chest high going from the Cape to Satellite Beach. Winds start blowing South by Midnight it looks, which is offshore about 8 or 10 degrees in Satellite Beach, but onshore here at the Cape. But by daybreak, it turns SSW around 5 to 8 mph, and I bet we get an hour of SW winds, so the Cape should be clean and fun, and down South , glassy and chest high.
Below is the Tuesday morning 7:30 AM, mini cam update.
Wednesday ought to have NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After that, we’ll just see.
Trying a new Mini-Cam surf report today.
Monday morning, 10:30 AM mini-cam at Cape Canaveral
Don’t expect any resolution 🙂 just a mini-cam 🙂
Tuesday is looking like the day! Like maybe chest high and glassy 🙂 …………….more down below….
In case y’all didn’t see, Stephanie Gilmore from Australia, just won her event at the Roxy Pro Biarritz in France, and her 5th World Title! Nice video here:
The swell rolls in it’s peak size tonight, with some medium onshore winds for Monday morning, maybe as low as 8 to 10 mph, but it should pick up a little in speed thru the day Monday. Should be some rib to chest high waves on Monday with 10 to 15 mph onshore winds.
Tuesday morning, we should have some Waist to Chest high waves from the Cape to Satellite Beach respectively 🙂 Winds look to turn SSW by mid-morning, as the Weather shows right now, but Monday night will give ya a more accurate wind update.
Wednesday morning should have some fun leftovers, with a shot at offshore winds, and then late in the day Wednesday, a small ground swell is showing on the charts, but I have my doubts that it will actually make it closer than 20 or 30 miles from the shore, but we’ll see.
Enjoy! have a great week.
CHAD SURFING VIDEO, WITH LUKE FROM JACKSONVILLE
We had to drive South after checking out the end of the street. I mean, come on, how often do we get a solid chest high plus ground swell in the summer in Florida? 🙂 , Don’t get me wrong, J-Ave looked fun, but if we were gonna film a ground swell we might as well film it a couple feet bigger on the face so………………………we headed down to Satellite Beach to my favorite break, we did paddle out late 😦
But we pulled up at 8:45 AM, offshore SW winds 5 mph, a ground swell rated at 3.5 feet at 10 seconds, and we could see plenty of chest high waves (shoulders) with quite a few shoulder high sets.
It was time for a double take, what!!!!!!, NO ONE OUT! So what does any normal person do, they hurry out before the winds change. What a great session, yeah 90% closeouts, so that just meant, you let 8 waves pass you by, and take one close-out for the insane bottom turn and kick-out, and hope the next one will give ya a 100 yard ride or more. But, I confess, there was only a couple of those which is rare under these conditions, but the plentiful 50 to 75 yard plus rides with quick walls made for a great session and day. I only surfed one hour, and then came in to start filming, by then the winds switched out of the South, but still had really clean semi-glass conditions.
Surf Update……….We should have some knee to waist high waves for then next few days Wed thru Friday maybe, with an offshore breeze for a couple hours. This Low Pressure system is kind enough to linger so enjoy it while it lasts 🙂
Hope you enjoy the video, and the surfing by Chad and Luke.
Video by Walk on Water Productions
DR JOHN SURF AND A DAY AT THE BEACH ON JOHNSON AVENUE VIDEO
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE FOR MONDAY MORNING!!!
Still looks like glass, nice lines, however the size I will downgrade as of 10:00 PM tonight (Sunday). I am calling thigh to waist high glass at the Cape, and waist to rib high down South, with 4 to 7 mph SSW winds. So it should be glassy South of Minuteman causeway, and semi-glass North of it. But………..the winds will probably turn SW for an hour or two, which means glass for everyone, but we will see. If it stays light SSW, it will be fun everywhere. Either way, have fun an enjoy the Summer Swell!
Dr. John I caught a few rides, one nice 10 second plus ride, but I confess, shooting into the sun and other things I have to learn yet 🙂
I did get a collage of people in the film, a Skate-Kite Boarder, Para-Sailing, Runners, a Bi-Plane and a little bit of everything. The smooth jazz piece to go along with it, kept me within my legal boundaries for copyright complainers 🙂
The ground swell actually just started to hit the 120 mile buoy at 11 AM this morning, so it was definitely delayed by a good 6 hours maybe. So the surf we saw this morning, even though it showed 3.5 feet at 9 seconds on Seaweed (the 20 mile buoy is down, so it’s real hard to tell), but my guess is it was 2 foot at 8 seconds.
I do believe that we will have solid waist to rib lines at the Cape Monday morning, and chest high or better in Satellite Beach. The winds are showing South to SSW for daybreak until 11 ish, in the 4 to 6 mph range. I suspect that they will turn SW for an hour or two, but don’t wait until 10 AM to paddle out. High tide will be going low which is perfect around 6:10 AM, so an 8 or 9 AM paddle out should be the best time.
Tuesday appears to have some size leftovers with a slight drop, probably thigh to chest, North to South, and also offshore winds.
Get it while it Rocks!
Hope you enjoy the video, I have a lot to learn 🙂
FINAL SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH VIDEO AND THE 747 PIGGYBACK RIDE WITH SHUTTLE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE plus a little Surfing in it on the same launch day with Scooter and some still shots of Chad on our epic day in April or May of this year (2012, for future readers 🙂
SATURDAY NIGHT 10:30 PM SURF UPDATE FOR SUNDAY MORNING! The winds are supposed to lay down to around 5 mph East in the Am, instead of the 10 to 15 mph that I thought would be here, and the winds may stay light until after lunch. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Well, this looks like a ground swell, so we could have some lines with nice form and rib high waves at the Cape and chest to shoulder high maybe down South with very nice form.
The music is by the Phenomenal “Jack Johnson” , Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Surfer, Videographer, need I say more about Jack? 🙂 The track is titled “Traffic In The Sky”, and the Insane photo is by the great Photographer Malia Johnson and her husband Stu Johnson, Photographer, they both live in Fiji and shoot the epic “Cloudbreak” and “Restaurants” surfbreaks in Tavuara, Fiji. I have them mentioned in my Links page on this site.
Coming Surf! For 2 days running, it still appears that Monday is the potential Epic Day with chest high waves down South and maybe bigger sets, and waist high plus at the Cape (from a ground swell), with offshore winds maybe all morning. Today the swell starts rolling in slowly, peaks on Sunday with median onshore winds maybe chest high at the Cape, so Sunday at the right tides (high going low), it could be really fun! Tuesday may also have some morning offshore winds with the size dropping off some.
When I look at the buoys tonight, I will probably do an update for Sunday and talk about the wind speeds a little more accurately.
Have a Great Weekend and Enjoy Summer Waves! Three summers in a row we have had waves (not including Canes), so our God has been gracious 🙂
SUNNY – SURFING VIDEO
We had some 1 to 2 foot semi-clean shorebreakers, and of course, Sunny was out working his typical 50 to 100 waves session 🙂
I compiled a short video here, (my first surf video, so go easy), and I put some light Jazz in that was available without having the music companies knockin on the door.
Beautiful summer day at the Cape, fun little waves, a big boat, lots of folks on the beach, a few babes/ladies out, and me having fun watching Sunny.
Hope you enjoy! We plan to dive into Videos a lot more and things should also progress with the footage and editing.
Surf Report, small rideable waves at the right tides is all for now. We may have a few small swells this week, but they are too hard to track at this size.
HAPPY JULY 4RTH!
Thursday for a knee to thigh high swell is not looking good 😦
A ground swell did hit the 120 buoy at 1 PM today, July 4rth but it was 2.5 feet at 11 seconds with winds still out of the west. So, at this point, I’m up for deleting Thursday’s possible surf, and let’s see if the wide low pressure with an 8 to 9 second fetch out there brings something in for Friday or Saturday, Once we see the Buoy tommorrow night, we will know better.
Have a Great July 4rth week and don’t forget about Friday Fest at Cape Canaveral ! Live entertainment will feature “Vilifi” on Taylor Avenue & “Lonnie & Delinda” on Poinsetta Avenue.
Vilifi is awesome, and plays a great variety of Rock, so be there for the Sounds, Support your local Vendors and have a cold one with some Fellowship out there!
Possible Incoming groundswell for the Weekend, not real big, but it appears to be a Low Pressure system…more down below
CHUCK – PHOTO GALLERY
On this perfect 1.5 foot at 11 or 10 second period swell, we had some really fun waves, perfect glassy lines, long rides, and I was lucky to catch Don and “New Guy” Chuck, after I had already surfed a fun session. Since Chuck is picking up this Surfing addiction and set of skills so effectively, I wanted to share some photos from the day. A nice thigh high wave that Chuck caught here.
As far as incoming surf, it appears that this East/Southeast Low Pressure may push and deliver an almost ground swell for us, I say that according to the size of the Fetch of the swell, it may actually deliver some thigh to rib high waves depending whether you do the Cape (North) or Satellite Beach (South), maybe bigger, maybe smaller. We will know probably in 2 days, if the system is going to hold up and actually deliver it’s “Gift”.
It may actually come in on Wednesday night or afternoon late and then increase in size thru Sunday , maybe Monday. My guess, knee to thigh at the Cape Wednesday and Thursday and waist to rib down South.
Appears to be one of those potential lingering Low Pressures, and if so, we could have some multiple offshore winds mornings. Swells of this size, I don’t like to stick my neck out to much since they have less data to look at, but get ready for some fun long board waves and at the right breaks, maybe some short board waves also.
I hope you enjoy the pics of our new neighbor Chuck Schwarzenegger. (sorry Chuck, I couldn’t resist 🙂
Have a Great Week!