Shameless photos of Oldwaverider :), Photos from Hurricane Sandy at Hightowers October 28 2012, at Satellite Beach , Monday afternoon Surf Report Update 10/29/12 2:15 PM, Surf forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (October 29, 2012 posted)

Posted: October 29, 2012 in A summary of How the Waves were, All The People and the Surfers, Art, Brevard Huge Swell and Hurricane Photos, Brevard Surf Predictions Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, Miscellaneous Videos, galleries, etc.
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ART HANSEN (OLDWAVERIDER) – PHOTO GALLERY, Hurricane Sandy overhead photos

Oldwaverider at Hightowers for Hurricane Sandy on epic Sunday October 28 2012, Image 1 of 4 shot sequence. Photos by a kind Lady :)

Oldwaverider at Hightowers for Hurricane Sandy on epic Sunday October 28 2012, Image 1 of 4 shot sequence. Photos by a kind Lady 🙂

Being in the right place at the right time, and a prayer.  This photo sequence was one of the small to medium size sets from Epic Sunday at Hightowers, with face heights jumping up to 14 every so often. My friends Mike and Cathy, were talking to a woman taking pictures of the perfect swell, and she asked the woman if she would take some shots of me if I paddled out for a few minutes.  So we were defintely in the right place at the right time.

I wasn’t going to paddle out, because I am old :),  but  a young friend (Seth) I met in the water there a couple months ago in a rib high day, said he would paddle out if I did, so with some perspiration and Old age prayer, I decide to go for it, just to get one wave, and try and avoid the clean up sets (14 to 15 foot faces) on the paddle out, that came thru every 15 or 20 minutes.

Hurricane Sandy delivered some epic waves on Sunday.  Image 2 of 4 shot sequence.

Hurricane Sandy delivered some epic waves on Sunday. Image 2 of 4 shot sequence.

Oldwaverider (Art Hansen), enjoying an epic right at Satellite Beach, Sunday October 28 2012, Image 3 of 4 sequence.

Oldwaverider (Art Hansen), enjoying an epic right at Satellite Beach, Sunday October 28 2012, Image 3 of 4 sequence.

Image 4 of 4, Oldwaverider at Hightowers.

Image 4 of 4, Oldwaverider at Hightowers.

 

 

I got very lucky with my timing, made it out in 7 minutes with my hair dry, paddled for 2 or 3 waves, but to far out, so I came in a bit, and found one that looked like it was lining up, and then just started the crazy laugh 🙂  It was about a 10 or 11 foot face, I took off more parallel, cause straight bottom turns were almost a guaranteed pounding.  I tried to get ahead of the lip, and eventually, just carved up thet wall to get a boost of speed , shot out in front after it broke, and belly boarded in, and back up to the boardwalk in 22 minutes.  What a fun Ride, thank God for delivering perfect Hurricanes 🙂

Surf for Tuesday, there should be a little left, waist to chest high from the Cape and going South to Satellite Beach. Winds should be West in the 15 to 20 mph range, thanks to this wonderful cold front.

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Comments
  1. Rich says:

    A wave and a prayer good job gloves!

    • oldwaverider says:

      Thanks brother Rich! The gloves ……. important part of the arsenal 🙂

      The amazing thing is, I got out without getting my hair wet, and I got my ride without any outside disturbance from sets. Very fortunate !

      Fun, quick session

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