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

  1. Luke says:

    Great footage Art! Thanks man

  2. When you see Chad tell him that it was nice to see him put my old board to good use. He rides it much better than I ever did 🙂

    • oldwaverider says:

      My apologies for the delay here Jared, yeah I will tell him.

      And as you can see, he has adapted very very well with it.

      Thus, the most surf galleries on the blog by him 🙂


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