Greg Long Big Wave World Tour Champion 2012-2013, Excellent video, covering a wide variety in Venue. Chile to Mavericks, to Nelscot Reef Oregon and More.
There should be something rideable between Saturday and Sunday, but not enough to give a report. So instead…
I share this Phenomenal Video of Mavericks in 2009, a “Reality” type of video, which shows up close, the brutality of Going over the Falls at Mavericks, California. What happens, if you don’t make the paddle out, outside, and much more. Amazing, up close footage 🙂
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY COULD HAVE SOME WAIST HIGH OR BETTER GLASS, SEMI-GLASS…More down below…
This video is AMAZING ! Kohl and Danillo, hang tight in Ireland, to catch a massive storm/swell, bigger than Hurricane Sandy for the NW Coast of Ireland, at Mullaghmore Head. 40 foot plus faces on the sets, and a wall as thick as a country, and a barrel as tall and deep as a ship 🙂
Wednesday, the winds turn offshore after 1 or 2 PM, in the West to NW way, 10 to 15 mph. Should be knee to thigh at the Cape , and waist high plus down South, maybe a little bigger.
Thursday, a windswell rolls in on top, of the 1.5 foot at 14 second ground swell just leaving, so by afternoon, or maybe late morning, the 40 to 50% chance of rain, is accompanied with offshore winds, and probably waist high surf.
The swell leaves as fast as it came in 🙂
SURF UPDATE , thigh high and glassy at the Pier this morning, and bigger down South, and
Saturday should be Long Board fun and glassy in the AM, thigh to waist high plus down South, and perhaps knee high plus at the Cape, smaller than today, but still fun. It is still holding strong in the 2.5 feet at 13 or 14 seconds at our near shore buoy as of 10:30 PM Friday night (now), and at the Fort Pierce Buoy, still around 4 feet at 14 seconds, so we still have a nice ground swell hanging on. The 120 buoy has been out since the 11th, but I failed to see that the last few days, so I guess my medication is working 🙂
Maybe Sunday. Smaller, but fun as this 10 day piggyback swell subsides 🙂
Carvin’ and Cruisin’ at the Pier Surf Video, as we enjoy learning the world of motion graphics, at Walk On Water Productions. With some awesome talent at the Pier, some of our Gifted Longboarders, and some shortboarders workin on their Aerials…hope you enjoy! I accompanied the video with a Jason Mraz tune, that seemed to flow with the mellow crowd yesterday morning.
Have a Great Weekend!
TUESDAY afternoon is shaping up to be the Gift for us All! More down below, but for a Tuesday (03/12) morning 8:10 AM update; the winds will be lousy at the Cape only until about 3 PM. (maybe a little before) Why? South and SSW winds are onshore for us, until SSW becomes more SW. But since the SSW winds are too strong, it will be sem-choppy anyhow until 2 or 3 PM, my bet is 4 PM. Then we should see Waist to Chest high at the Cape, and Chest to Head High Plus in Satellite Beach. The best time to paddle out, is 4 PM to 5 PM. Get off work, and enjoy 2 or so hours of big glassy waves, and enjoy Nature’s Happy Hour! (thus ends the Tuesday morning surf update, all below was created the other day )
The video, we created (no Tripod used, apologies) with some Clips/Highlites from the Saturday portion of the Ron Jon’s Beach n Board Fest, Quiksilver Surf Contest, and more. NOTE: YOUTUBE DEFAULTS AT LOW REZ 360p, SO BE SURE TO CLICK THE 4 FROM RIGHT BOTTOM ICON, FOR HD 720p 🙂
Monday, looks to remain Chest high to over head at the Cape, and still 1 to 3 feet overhead in Satellite Beach, with 9 to 15 mph SE winds, starting low at daybreak and increasing to mid-afternoon.
Tuesday, Chest high plus at the Cape, and Head high to 2 feet overhead in Satellite Beach. Rain in the morning until noon with winds from the South in the 10 to 15 mph range, slowly switching to SSW until 2ish, and hopefully total OFFSHORE AND SW by 2 or 3 PM in the 10 to 12 mph range. Then the winds start working there way to WSW until dark. So from 2 PM until dark (which is now around 7:30 or so, yeah daylight savings 🙂
Wednesday and Thursday, still should have some sizeable leftovers, but the winds are looking to be in the 15 to 20 mph NNW range Wednesday morning.
I just had to add this Anderson Cooper, interview of Garrett McNamara, about his 100 foot wave ride on January 29, 2013.
Enjoy and pray for an Epic Tuesday afternoon to hold true!
DON’T FORGET! – Ron Jon Beach ‘N Boards Fest is TODAY AND SUNDAY!
With live music, the world’s best action sports film festival, a giant water slide, and almost every type of boarding sport under the sun, Cocoa Beach, Florida and the Beach ‘N Boards Fest are the place to be this spring! (verbatim, makes for clarity 🙂
Beach ‘N Boardsfest will host nationally recognized boardsports athletes in demonstrations, exhibitions and contests. A junior pro surfing competition will take place at Shepard Park in addition to kite and skim board demos, and stand up paddleboard activities. Skate events will take place at Ron Jon Surf Shop and Cocoa Beach Skate Park.
Sunday, big semi-clean-semi-chop, but still fun waves. 2 to 4 foot overhead down south. Maybe 8 to 12 mph East winds. Under 10, with this ground swell, could be a lot of fun.
Monday, more of the same.
Tuesday afternoon, could be the huge glassy day, after 3 PM, is the current timeline.
Wednesday, to hard to tell right now.
Have a great Surf Fest, beach weekend!
Okay, at 3:30 PM today (Thursday), the 120 buoy had dropped to 10 feet from the swell we just had, (but stayed way offshore and never came in), and at 8 PM tonight, it has climbed to 13 feet at 13 seconds. This is the large 4000 mile across storm, with a very large fetch….more below the video
Three surfers at the Cocoa Beach Pier, tearing up some perfect thigh to waist high Pier Perfection from Wednesday , February 27. A couple of longboarders and a shortboarder.
Friday, I believe we will have some thigh high waves at the Pier and glassy, and rib high down south in the morning. and by late afternoon (3 or 4 PM), it will be head high in Satellite Beach, maybe bigger, but it just depends how this steep North angle slows down the swell from hitting the actual beaches. (The winds do not go NE over night, which could keep the swell from coming in but I feel , Satellite Beach, it should hit, the Cape, may take till Saturday to come in) The winds should be NW to NNW at daybreak, in the 5 to 8 mph range until Noon. Then the winds go North and a little NE. and back to North after a few hours. HIGH TIDE AT 5:45 AM, WHICH IS PERFECT! PADDLE OUT AT MID TIDE, HIGH GOING LOW WHICH IS BEST AT 9 AM, AND THE AIR TEMP WILL BE UP TO 57 -60 degrees.
Saturday, chest high at the Cape, and 1 to 3 foot overhead chop down South in Satellite Beach. Winds, NE in the 15 to mph range.
Sunday, the swell hits 9 feet at 15 seconds, so by then we should have overhead waves at the Cape, and 7 to 10 foot faces, in Satellite Beach. The winds may be direct East Sunday, and again in the 15 to 20 mph range.
Monday, big, and onshore.
Tuesday, may go slight offshore winds for Satellite Beach, but onshore for the Cape. But, if the storm slows down or speeds up, this may change.
Wednesday, for now, looks to be the head high and glassy day. We will let you know later.
MASSIVE STORM STILL APPROACHES THE EAST COAST…More down below…
The 2013 Billabong XXL contest is on, and John John Florence has an entry for the Ride of the Year Entry, on massive wave at Cloudbreak, Fiji from June of 2012.
Jamie O Brien, Ride of the Year entry, Billabong XXL 2013, Paddle in at Jaws
Shawn Dollar from Santa Cruz, Ride of the Year entry for the 2013 Billabong XXL Awards, should definitely be the winner. Cortes Bank, looks not only the biggest wave, but his recovery 3 or 4 times on choppy 60 foot face wave, and the water is probably the coldest anywhere, being 100 miles off the coast of California, ouch!
Thursday, March 7th, may not even come in at the Cape or Satellite Beach, the swell is a 4 or 5 foot swell but straight North, at 7 seconds. One strange thing may happen. The small swell leaving and the new front coming in, Thursday morning could have some off shore winds with some waist high or better size, so keep your thoughts on a dawn patrol check. Only a freak chance of size and good wind, but worth checking 🙂
Friday, by nightime, the swell hits a long period 13 seconds in the 3 foot range, NE winds, maybe something in Satellite Beach with chest high plus drops.
Saturday, the size jumps from 3.5 feet to 6 feet at 13 seconds, so Palm Beach , Reef Road should be cranking, and we believe the swell will hit Satellite Beach pretty well by this time at night, overhead chop, but late in the day.
Sunday, we finally get something from 50 degree angle, which means a lot more than an 18 degree swell, so Sunday, looks to be 6 to 7 feet at 13 seconds, so wave faces should hit the 8 foot plus range, still choppy
Monday thru Wednesday of the next week, will probably have big waves, but to far out to tell.
Large Northeast Swell that covers more water area than the US land, and the storm looks to have a 13 to 17 second period , and up to 6 to 8 feet of swell. Thursday AM the swell starts to roll in, and the long period part of the swell rolls in late Friday afternoon/evening , thru Sunday, maybe thru Tuesday, as it looks right now.
Here is a video of the classic waist high swell at the Pier last Wednesday, the 27th of March. I shot the video from around 8 to 9 AM.
I got footage of a number of surfers out, here’s 3 really nice rides that Dennis, owner of Core Surf had, on his Starr Longboard.
So, Thursday, we have 4 to 5 feet of swell at around 6 or 7 seconds. The swell comes in from the straight North, so we may not even have enough of the swell come into the beaches, maybe something in Satellite Beach.
Friday, the size builds, thru the day up to 5 feet of swell and the long period, 13 to 14 seconds comes in late afternoon/evening. Strong N/NE winds.
Saturday, the swell goes to 5 to 7 feet at 13 seconds with strong NE winds. Surf size should be 6 to 10 faces then.
Sunday, possibly much bigger, but it’s to far out now to say much 🙂