Our incoming windswell for Friday and Saturday should give us some fun clean waves, maybe glassy.
Friday morning, I give a better than 70% chance of being waist to chest high and semi-glass to glass. Winds , see wind chart below, should be blowing 5-7 mph SSW from 2 in the morning till daybreak, so it should clean things up, and be semi-glass to glassy , for down south only. Up at the Pier, it should clean, and if the winds clock SW instead, then it would be glassy everywhere 🙂
Saturday morning, looks to be thigh to waist high, and semi-glassy down south with some texture, as the winds are looking stronger now, then they were the last 3 days for Saturday AM.
To the left is the SWELL PERIOD CHART (not size chart), just to show you the direction and size of the low system. It is mostly an Easterly swell, with a little south 2ndary, and a weird NE 2ndary swell. My hope, is the two mini swells will even each other out, LOL.
The next chart is the Weather.com WIND CHART for Friday morning.
It has hit the 120 buoy at 16 seconds, and seems to have first hit around 3 or 4 pm today.
Friday morning could be North winds, or offshore, as the winds are very light, and since land cools off quicker than sea, sometimes it blows a little offshore from that when the prevailing swell winds are very light.
Saturday is looking like the better day, with the same size but a better chance of straight offshore winds for 3 hours or so in the morning.
Sunday maybe waist high and fun.
I dropped this video in as some encouragement for tomorrow and Saturday 🙂
What size and shape can we expect? Friday morning, has a 2-4 foot ground swell in the 13-14 second period range. Should be waist to chest at the Pier, and waist to shoulder high possibility in Satellite Beach. Winds show offshore for the first half of the morning. I will show charts and more later today, plus winds update. It’s easy to be Negative and say a long period swell is always closeouts. I say, Florida has the most unpredictable ocean floor and swell reaction, so I’m saying, get up early , and hope for the best, and by all means, check 3 surf breaks if you need to. Because, many long period swells have had great form. Surfing was not meant to be a one spot surf only sport 🙂
A 9:10 PM update from the post I made earlier today. The 120 buoy hit 5.6 feet at 10 seconds at 2 pm, and now at 8 pm reading, it was 5.6 feet at 13 seconds. The 20 mile buoy was 3 feet at 8 seconds at 6 pm, and now is 3.6 feet at 13 seconds, and the near shore buoy hit 2 feet at 13 seconds around 7 pm. So it looks like the swell moved in a lot quicker , like 7 hours quicker. Hope the NW winds are still going to be with us, but at least the swell is here 😉 End 9:10 PM update.
If you get out at 10 or 11, there may be some size, but it may be choppy or heavy N winds. If you get out at daybreak, it may only be waist high , but glassy 🙂 Why?
Sunday, it should be waist to rib early, and maybe chest high while it’s still semi-glassy, then hard North winds.There is a short window, where the winds are NW in the 6-10 mph range, from daybreak till maybe 8 or 9. Then they go NNW around 9 or 10 in the 10-15 mph range. And North by as early as 11 am. High tide is at 5:20, Air Temp is 59 at daybreak, but warms up to 65 by 9. Water temp should be 67-68 degrees, so you can vest it or spring it, or just full suit it 🙂
The video below is two short clips of a couple nice little lefts at Hightowers, late in the afternoon on February 8th, 2016.
Will it be big, glassy, warm or cold air for Sunday’s incoming ground swell? Check it out below ! ………and, for the Old , well and for the Young, I share a Longboarders video I did the summer of 2014, with photos I brought in from others of Piers, Beachs, all over the US , for variety, and a bunch of talented longboarders surfing a nice rib to shoulder high day in Satellite Beach. I hope you like the Beach Boys, cause they seemed appropriate for a Longboard and Beach Ladies video array!
Well, we’re 3 days out, but for Sunday it looks like rib to chest high with a nice chance of offshore winds for the Northern end of the county. (Not Playalinda, but for the Cape and North Cocoa Beach. Winds could be offshore till mid-morning. It is a one day swell , but a 2ndary wind swell comes in right behind to bring size on Monday, but the chances of big chop on Monday are pretty good. High tide is 5:20 AM for Satellite Beach, so by 7:30 a good portion of the deep water should be back in the faucet. Air temp is only 60 low, and 74 for a high, and the weather shows “SUNNY” for Sunday !
We’ll give a couple updates on the wind and swell, as Sunday comes closer.
Have a Great Thursday, and we hope to have a new Website for you by sometime in March , early April.