Sunday morning, chest to shoulder high glass at the Cape and maybe thru North Cocoa Beach, Saturday night surf report at 7:00 PM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 30 2013 posted


Well, is Sunday morning looking like big Glass?   Yes, I believe so;

Same size, expect a little smaller up North here, down South in Satellite, but not as glassy.  This was actually a Hurricane Katia photo from Sept 2011, by Oldwaverider
Same size, expect a little smaller up North here, down South in Satellite, but not as glassy. This was actually a Hurricane Katia photo from Sept 2011, by Oldwaverider

Sunday morning, should provide chest to shoulder high glass up to the pier, and overhead in Satellite Beach, kinda in between in south cocoa beach.  Winds Sunday at daybreak, are looking NNW at 7 to 10 mph, which could be almost glass at the Cape here.  Satellite Beach may get a bit of NW winds, moderate chance, if so, expects so really fun head high surf, plus…

Monday morning, should be wait high plus and glassy in the Cape, and Rib in Cocoa Beach, and Chest high and glassy in Satellite Beach. 

Clean surf possible for Saturday morning, Friday morning surf report at 10:00 AM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 22 2013 posted


Saturday Surf looking Rib to  Chest high, winds looking NE to ENE but very light, in the 5 to 8 mph range, so the Pier looks best, especially since this is a windswell, with no chance of ground swell.  Could be a lot of fun folks!

My buddy Mike in Satellite Beach, from September 2013:

Sunday this swell fades during the night Saturday/Sunday, as a new NE windswell rolls in.  We would have had nice offshore winds Saturday, but this new swell kinda disrupted the prevailing winds pattern, but heh, at least we will have 3 or 4 more days of waves, choppy, but still waves and some fun to be had.  By late Sunday, there should be more huge wind chop served up for us 🙂

Still shot from video of Mike

Sunday night report at 6:50 PM says Monday is looking glassy and chest high at daybreak down south in Satellite and rib to maybe chest high waves at the Pier ! forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 17, 2013 posted


Monday should be chest high and glassy down south in Satellite Beach, and waist to some chest at the Pier.  SW winds at daybreak, perhaps offshore till noon.  THE POINT TO NOTE: The swell period of this same swell we have had, is coming in stronger over night, which is why the power should be better, a little more lines, and more consistent than today or the day before, along with the offshore winds helping it to be much better 🙂

Should be lots of fun!

Tonight was chest high on the sets in Satellite Beach until 3 PM, choppy but fun.

11 feet 8 seconds at the 20 mile buoy and 13.5 feet at St. Augustine buoy, huge onshore chop, but … below, and Billabong XXL Ride of the Year entry by Maya Gabeira at Nazare, Portugal, Wednesday morning surf report update 10:00 AM November 13 2013, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 13, 2013 posted


Will there be anything rideable from this big, steep angle NE swell late today, tomorrow, will there be a glassy day? … see below ;

Video clip below is from November 7th, this year at the Cocoa Beach Pier. (video by http://www.walkonwaterproductions.biz )  Marcus enjoying a nice clean right:

Today, if you don’t mind a workout, at 3 PM, go to Lori Wilson or 4rth Street North, and you could still have North winds at 30 plus mph with well overhead faces, with a few semi-clean faces.  You could do the same at the Pier, but the size won’t be near the same.  The angle of this swell is so steep, meaning like it is coming from a 45 degree angle, and since the ocean straight out, here at the Cape is 90 Degrees, it isn’t too hard to figure out, that our Jetty and the Cape itself, sticks out way way way, further then like New Smyrna/Ponce, so 60% or more of the swell will be blocked out unless you drive at least 2 or 3 miles South.

Below, Ride of the Year entry for Billabong XXL Awards for 2014, Maya Gabeira, first time a Woman, and she is always deserving 🙂

Thursday, the winds should be cut in half, so then, the normal animals that enjoy the Pier for a User Friendly chop paddle out with 1 to 2 foot overhead faces should be there to great you in the morning.  Satellite Beach, if u want some 3 foot over head drops on the sets, and a much longer paddle out 🙂

I don’t see anything showing a glassy day, except a weak model for Tuesday.  Since this is really a wind swell, our window for glass, will most likely be 3 or 4 hours, and could be morning or in the dark, but I don’t see that day being big.  Most likely a waist to chest high day at best, but we’ll keep ya posted 🙂

Tuesday AM early should be glass or close at thigh high (we hope), Huge Windswell coming Wednesday afternoon evening, Monday afternoon surf report update 5:00 PM November 11 2013, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 11, 2013 posted


Can we expect rideable surf and glass for Tuesday morning early?  I think so, thigh high at best, with NW winds in the 3 to 8 mph range, switching NNW mid-morning, until maybe Noon.

The swell is fading as you know, but there may be some occasional waist high sets in Satellite Beach, thigh to possible waist.  NW winds hold well for Satellite Beach but it will be closer to low tide, but it should be fun for dawn-patrolers 🙂

Our friend here was pulled in by a fisherman at the Cocoa Beach Pier, about 40 minutes or so before I paddled out:

A Nursing Shark they say, but it doesn't look like one to me, caught at Cocoa Beach Pier in the morning of November 11 2013
A Nursing Shark they say, but it doesn’t look like one to me, caught at Cocoa Beach Pier in the morning of November 11 2013

Here is a Nurse Shark:

Nurse-Shark-by-Dawn-Witherington
Nurse-Shark-by-Dawn-Witherington

Black Tip Shark:

black-tip-diane-peebles-credit
black-tip-diane-peebles-credit

Common Sharks of Florida website at University of Florida here:

Wednesday, afternoon a huge NE Windswell  starts rolling in, very steep angle, like 42 to 45 degrees, so it may not be bigger than waist high by Wednesday evening, while it is hitting head high to overhead down south in Satellite because a NE swell comes in full strength in Satellite Beach just as soon as it hits.  The Cape it needs to pass by a bit with the Port blocking much of it.

Big waves all weak with heavy onshore winds, and Sunday the models show a chance of being a chest high plus glassy day, but that could change to Saturday or Monday.

Video footage from the Pier today, chest high plus NE November swell , Video by Walk on Water Productions, posted November 07 2013


After a great surf session in Satellite Beach, I came back to the pier, to shoot some video footage for a friend/customer, which we’ll share in the future.

This footage is around 12 PM,  some candid footage of a few different surfers, Hope you Enjoy !

Thursday looks like EPIC DAY! YES, it could fail, but, looks overhead and glassy, Wednesday evening surf report update 6:30 PM November 06 2013, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 06, 2013 posted


Thursday, Last Look, Weather.com shows NW winds at daybreak for the Cape, not Cocoa Beach (now CCB does show from dawn to 8ish NW, yeah), but NW also for Satellite Beach and Melbourne Beach.  Probably cause CCB is at the base of the big old curve of our coastline, but heck, it still could be NW for CCB.

Thursday Sizethe Cape, shoulder to head high,  CCB to 2nd light Shoulder to 1 foot over head plus,  Satellite Beach Shoulder to 2 foot plus overhead.  Tide is Low going high, which ain’t so hot, but at 6 feet and 10 second period swell, it should be breaking outside far enough that the tide won’t affect it to bad.

6 feet at 11 seconds, Satellite Beach, Nov. 10 2011, shot by Oldwaverider (Art Hansen)
6 feet at 11 seconds, Satellite Beach, Nov. 10 2011, shot by Oldwaverider (Art Hansen)

Here are two photos I shot from a NE swell like this one (it was a much more perfect swell with a massive fetch, but anyhow),  this storm was a NE swell, was 6 feet at 11 seconds, the swell we have tomorrow is 6 feet at 10 seconds, so probably 30 to 40% less in size an power.  (photo shot November 10, 2011, and had double overhead waves, the barrel was not double overhead, but the 2nd photo was more than double overhead)

Same day, 6 feet at 11 second period NE swell, shot Nov 10 2011 by Oldwaverider (Art)
Same day, 6 feet at 11 second period NE swell, shot Nov 10 2011 by Oldwaverider (Art)

Be safe, and have Fun!

Oldwaverider

Thursday showing 8 mph North winds which means almost glass at North wind breaks :), Tuesday morning update 9:45 AM, Surf Update , Surf Report ,Surf forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , November 05, 2013 posted


So, Will we have a glassy epic day out of this big East/Northeast Windswell/Groundswell mix?

Thursday morning, The models for two days running, show that our winds are to turn North, slow way down to around 6 to 10 mph at daybreak, out of the North.  They will increase throughout the day, but maybe only to 15 or so mph, turning NNE by lunch time or before.  And the swell size, is showing 6 feet at 10 seconds, so that can produce solid head high to 2 foot overhead faces 🙂

It is possible we could see some size close to these pictures when we had NNW winds the morning of Earl, though these photos were taken later in the day, and the winds were NNW to NW, but subtract one to two foot in face height, and we could see something close to these:

My surf buddy Mike, from Lakeland was supposed to be taking photos of me surfing below, but got distracted during Hurricane Earl.
My surf buddy Mike, from Lakeland was supposed to be taking photos of me surfing below, but got distracted during Hurricane Earl.

THE KEY THING TO NOTE HERE: Our 11/7/2013 Thursday morning, the swell period comes in Full steam at 10 seconds, and the Fetch of the swell (the distance in miles of Km’s, is 500 or 600 miles of nothing but one big chunk of 10 second period fetch covering the entire east coast Atlantic),  so that means power and consistency and possibly, most likely very good form.  Behind this swell, immediately, another NE swell of size starts rolling in, so we won’t have our surf let up before the next swell comes in.

These were taken by Mike Melito at the CCB Pier, Sept 2010 , Hurricane Earl.  But for something to hope for this coming Thursday, 11/7, consider 2 foot smaller on face size :)
These were taken by Mike Melito at the CCB Pier, Sept 2010 , Hurricane Earl. But for something to hope for this coming Thursday, 11/7, consider 2 foot smaller on face size 🙂

Friday looks like big chop again if the models hold, as the winds whip back around from Thursday.

Saturday more big chop.

Also from Hurricane Earl, by Mike Melito.  But Thursday, our 6 ft 10 second period swell with 8 to 10 mph N and hopefully NNW for an hour, could produce 2 foot smaller than this, up North.
Also from Hurricane Earl, by Mike Melito. But Thursday, our 6 ft 10 second period swell with 8 to 10 mph N and hopefully NNW for an hour, could produce 2 foot smaller than this, up North.

Sunday, looks like we could get chest to head high glass from the new swell, with an 8 second period swell, but that’s still a bit far out, to rely on the wind models.

Thursday 11/7, is looking like the day! With North winds, less than 10 mph for a while, North wind breaks only


Keep yours eyes open for Thursday with North winds predicted, with head head high to a little overhead up North here.  North winds are around 7 or 8 degrees offshore for the Presidents streets.

We’ll keep ya posted, as the 48 hour window of more accurate wind reports comes to me!

Get excited 🙂

Oldwaverider