Those of you kind enough to be in front of the Camera, surfing great or surfing marginal like me, I hope to have some footage of you from December 11, 2014 when we had some 5 to 8 foot faces. I will post a couple shaky clips of 10 to 12 foot faces from the day before.
Sorry I couldn’t shoot any footage from the nice Sunday , 12/28 5-7 foot face swell we had. But maybe some of you are in the December 11th Noreaster Day.
Maybe I’ll make it a 5 or 6 minute video and have a bunch of short clips of attempts, instead of just the longer rides or specially talented folks.
I’ll work on it between now and the weekend, and post it as a last 2014 video.
Thanks all of you for being friends out in the water. Hightowers has a special place in my heart, LOL
Sunday morning is still on track for being big and powerful! Well fairly big, but definitely powerful 🙂 The swell is to be 3 feet at 14-16 seconds, and I posted the Period (not swell size, but the period chart) Chart to show you how uniform and perfectly spread out the size (width and height of the swell in area of the ocean) of the swell is.
The ground swell comes in Saturday night, and by daybreak Sunday, we could and should have chest to shoulder high plus waves, biggest down south, as this is an East/Northeast swell so the Cape and Pier does get blocked out some, and as of two days running, the winds look to be South to SSW in the 3 to 6 mph range, up until maybe 10 AM, and then goes back South. South of say 6th street south, that means slight offshore, and in Satellite Beach, that means even more offshore.
We have a quick powerful ground swell coming in for Sunday morning/day, and for two days running, the models show south winds, which is slight offshore for South CCB to the Inlet.
Sunday morning it could be chest to shoulder high plus and clean/semi-glass conditions. Low tide around 6:30 AM
Get excited! That’s a lot more than the knee high stuff we’ve had since the big NE’ster 🙂
If you haven’t seen the 2nd Hurricane Gonzalo video (1st one below) or the no Tripod, quick 3 clips of the big glassy day in Satellite Beach of the Big Northeast 7 day swell (2nd video), check them out!
What Size and Form can we expect Tuesday morning and day?Maybe chest high and glassy…
JUST KIDDING 🙂
WOW! The 20 mile buoy hit 11.5 feet at 15 seconds at 10 PM tonight.
It will be overhead for sure ! How big? My call for Tuesday morning and day is 3 to 6 foot overhead is the possibility with possible bigger sets. More like 3 -4 foot overhead on the bigger sets at the Pier and in Cocoa Beach. Satellite Beach, if the storm fully comes in tomorrow, I don’t think the winds will be too strong West at the 120 to hold it back, but at the beach, it may delay it a half day. But being optimistic, I believe in Satellite Beach we have a good chance at some double overhead waves.
Winds Tuesday should be in the 18-20 mph range at daybreak from the NW, and slowing down, tidbits, to maybe 12 mph WNW at 6 PM.
Air temp high should be around 64 at Noon or 1 PM, water temp 68-69 degrees. The sun pops out by 9 am, and should be completely sunny by 11 or 12 noon. High tide going low is at 9:15 for the Port, and 9:30 in Satellite Beach. So I like the noon approach where the winds are down to 15 mph, and mid tide is 12:30.
Wednesday will be very cold(for Florida surfing weather , not for Snowbirds or transplants). The low temp for Wednesday at daybreak is 47 and the high is 58 around 1 or 2 PM. Which is also the best time to paddle out (in my opinion, cause I like high going low mid-tide best in Satellite, cause I ride a long board).
Surf size Wednesday, if there is no delay from the winds holding the swell back, should be 2 to 4 foot overhead with NW winds in the 14 to 6 mph range, going from daybreak to 6 PM.
Big glassy surf expected for Thursday and decent for Friday also. This weather pattern up above is doing a nice job giving us offshore winds too, praise God for that one too!
The photos below are from a NE swell on November 10 2011 that was 6 feet at 11-12 seconds. We had a few 12-14 foot face sets that day in Satellite. I shot many double overhead sequence rides, and some smaller shots, like the barrel that I caught the guy in below (was a 6 shot sequence)
Sunday could jump from waist to chest high and be bigger than today if that incoming swell, taps the one we will have leaving tomorrow. Winds should be NW till 11 in Satellite, then turning NNW, which means up North it will be glassier longer
Could be chest high down south and glassy North to South.
The Buzz of Surf is in the air! Swells, swells and more swells! Wind swells not groundswells, but we should have some fun peaks and brief walls 🙂
Saturday am looks chest to shoulder high going from North at the Cape and the Pier, with bigger waves in Satellite Beach. Winds are onshore, but 1 mph at daybreak, and could be offshore for an hour even. But they don’t climb much during the day, so it should be big and clean and fun, as this long lasting wind swell delivers.
Sunday looks rib to chest high and glassy with bigger waves down south. Winds offshore, WNW turning NNW before noon, so if you’re gonna surf down south for glass, get it early. Otherwise, the glass should linger longer up North here.
Then we have big ground swells overhead coming in all next week.
Have a Great weekend, and don’t forget to hit Friday Fest street Party and Vendors in Cape Canaveral by City Hall!