Two fairly Big Swells coming this Week for Thursday and Friday, 09/24 & 09/25 . Posted Monday, 09/21/2015 at 2:30 PM

We had some really fun surf on Friday 09/18 and Saturday 09/19.  Friday has a little more juice, and was thigh to rib.  Saturday had less juice but was waist to rib high.

Thursday morning 09/24 this week could bring us some waist to shoulder high surf , maybe even glassy at first light.  We’ll know better on the winds by Tuesday night.  The swell coming in for Thursday is an entirely different swell than the one coming in Friday.  Thursday is a steep NE swell, almost a ground swell due to the size of the fetch, but not quite.  But due to the distance it is traveling, I am expecting some decent punch to it.  The Cape may be blocked out quite a bit from the Thursday morning swell, but not Satellite Beach.  The Pier should feel it though.  The photo below could be indicative of Thursday or Friday morning surf this week.

My buddy Ken from Melbourne, going left at 4rth street North, at the Melito resort.  Hurricane Maria, 2011

Friday morning, the next new swell is a solid ground swell coming straight from the East.  As it stands right now, it looks to be 2.5 feet at 12 seconds, with offshore winds maybe at first light.  Again, too early to confirm the wind.  But, if it is offshore at that size swell, we should expect rib to shoulder high waves, with possibly bigger sets, in Satellite Beach.

We should have something rideable Wednesday morning, with maybe clean conditions with North winds at 5-8 mph in the AM.  Clean up North here.  Down in South CCB and Satellite, that would be onshore.

Today was really fun, for a 7 second windswell ! Saturday should be thight to waist and NW to West offshore . Posted 09/18 at 9:20 PM

Tomorrow may even have a little more punch size for size.  The size, well yeah that will be maybe a foot smaller.  But Saturday till noon ought to be some solid waist high sets still on the sets.  Winds more offshore, probably in the 4 to 8 mph NW to W back to NW, North, etc. 🙂 range.  Possibly offshore till noon or so. Low tide is around 6 am, so that’s also working for us.  Have an awesome Saturday !  The reason why it could have more punch to it, is the Fetch of this wind swell, which may have actually been out 800-1000 miles which is maybe why it looked like a weak groundswell today with the lines instead of peaks, but anyhow, the fetch moves North and gets a second on the swell period, stronger and thicker on the rim of the moving period chart, as it pushes closer to shore Saturday, then it did today.

Actually a shot in Cape Canaveral in 2011, September, but the size Saturday could be the same. Photo by Oldwaverider.

Tuesday will be bigger than Monday, and now offshore! Monday Night, February 23, 9:15 PM Surf Report and Forecast for Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite beach surf report (posted 02/23/2015)

Today the swell definitely dragged it’s feet coming in, but I did get some awesome South CCB thigh to rib high 50 to 100 yard peelers and not bad on closeouts either, you could pick walls that held up.  With brisk 12 -15 mph West winds.  The lefts were really nice, and actually some were throwing even right.  Lots of fun. But……………………….  Tuesday ;

Yes, Tuesday is now looking solid offshore, and I believe Rib high plus at the Cape, some Chest high sets at the Pier, and some Chest to Shoulder high sets in Satellite Beach!  Winds, start WNW at daybreak 2-4 mph , Sweet!  By Noon, may 6-8 mph WSW, and it may push up to 10-12 plus in the afternoon swinging around W to NW late afternoon.

Get excited!  This is a surprise and a Gift 🙂


Video of Paul at Hightowers today, a nice Coverup and Exit! 8 foot to double overhead EPIC waves today! Friday should be fun but NNW Winds, Thursday , February 12, 9:30 PM Surf Report and Forecast for Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite beach surf report (posted 02/12/2015)

Today was none other than epic in Satellite Beach!  8 foot to double overhead faces, I have lots of Video footage.  Some Awesome talent out there today 🙂

Surf update, below video!  It was amazing the difference today between the Pier which was rib high this morning at 6:45, and in Satellite Beach it was 10 foot plus faces at 7:15, turning double overhead by 9 or 10 AM

Video below of a guy Paul that I met on a nice 8-9 foot face or so, with a nice Coverup, and working the wall!

Paul’s Coverup on a Nice 8 foot to Double Overhead Day from Art Hansen on Vimeo.

A double Overhead ride below, same day, same time:

Friday, should be chest high plus at the Cape or Pier, and probably 1 to 2 foot overhead plus in Satellite Beach.  The winds are looking NNW in the 8 to 15 mph range, so surfing North of 4rth street North is your best bet.  NNW is onshore in Satellite Beach.  Still, should be fun waves!

Saturday should be chest to shoulder high, North going South respectively with more direct offshore winds 🙂

I will be producing a Video from the 70 video clips I shot today of the Awesome talent at Hightowers.

Final Video of Epic surf in Satellite Beach from Saturday morning of Hurricane Gonzalo :) Posted 12:00 PM Wednesday morning, 10/29/2014

Saturday Morning and Hurricane Gonzalo was so Epic at day break, when most of the Walls were peeling fast but makeable.  Saturday, October 18 2014 that is.  Not until 9:30 Am or so, did it be come more challenging to choose a wave 🙂  The video below is the second and probably last long one from Gonzalo.  I shot about 250 clips that day, 150 in Satellite and 100 at the Pier. (Note: the video is still uploading at YouTube and should be done by 1:30 PM or before)

Those of you that were there at our Awesome Rock Break in Satellite Beach, know who you are, and where this was shot.  Thanks for all your great surfing, and footage for me to devour!

And I would like to note, that the biggest wall/wave that came in, was caught by a young lady, and she made the most perfect drop (the wave was peeling fast, but perfect), and I may slow motion that clip by itself, to upload to at the Satellite Beach location, where I have most of my photos and videos posted.

So I had to toss a couple barrels in here in kind of a slow motion (yeah I did take two from last video),  just to show the insides of the barrel, and this one guy with an excellent off the lip on an Epic wave in form and size.

There were quite a few 10 foot faces to show that morning, though the common sets were 6-8 foot faces.  The video is about 4 minutes long, and I did it in 1080P, cause the 720P version annoyed me, LOL 🙂


Oh, and we do have 3 -5 days of big chop surf coming by Sunday night, Monday morning.

And there is a Surf contest at Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach for Groms, by Gnarly Charlie!.  Details are here:

Have a Great Hump Day folks, and let me know what you think of video!

Oldwaverider (Art)

2 Videos from today in Satellite Beach. Day 2 of Hurricane Edouard. Posted September 18 2014

Three or four surfers trying to beat the wave ,  with a pretty respectable attempt 🙂


A killer outside set, beautiful set…

Old Longboarders Rule Surfing Video plus Shrinking but fun thigh to stomach high waves today, Saturday morning, 5/03 Surf report at 12:40 PM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , posted 5/03/2014

If you want to see some Longboarder’s tearing it up and you don’t mind a couple of Beach Boys songs, then feel free to check out the 4 1/2 minute Surfing Video below 🙂

Today, Saturday, at 12:30 when I checked, the Waves are still looking fun in the thigh to stomach high  (down south), even with the winds playing variable with the small weather storm activity.  It is bigger down south, but our 30 minute after high tide window that started at J-Ave around 11:20 looked real fun, well, until a 1/4 mile pipe dredging removal , total swell block activity happened , interesting to look at though.

Anyhow, the swell shrinks all day, but should have some glass for another hour or so depending on the winds mind for the moment.


Surfing Video of Chad and Friday Morning is looking Epic, 3 days running now, Tuesday morning, 4/29 Surf report at 11:15 AM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , posted 4/29/2014

Friday is looking potentially Epic with a 3 foot at 12 second ground swell, which could produce chest high plus waves between the Cape and Satellite Beach. More below…

Surfing footage of Chad riding a few nice glassy chest high plus waves in Satellite Beach, on April 22, 2014.

Friday could have stomach to chest high plus waves between the Cape and Satellite Beach with offshore winds up until noon.

Thursday afternoon should also have a strong chunk of the swell coming in late afternoon, also up to chest high, maybe South winds in the 10-15 mph range meaning Playalinda or Spanish House with offshore winds and a slight offshore effect in Satellite Beach.  This would be onshore winds North of Minuteman Causeway, so Thursday you may want to check out the South Streets or further south.

Saturday could have some thigh to waist high glassy leftovers 🙂

Chad exiting a quick barrel in Satellite Beach, April 22, 2014
Chad exiting a quick barrel in Satellite Beach, April 22, 2014

Today was fun, last week Tuesday was more fun , Video by Walk On Water Productions from Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach Surfing Video, shot a week , from last tuesday, 03/25,  There were a few shortboarders that were a total  pleasure to watch, with sweet carving, 360 floaters, and a longboarder that thought he was on a shortboard.  Hope you enjoy the short video.

Today Saturday, 04/05/2014, the waves kicked in for an hour, around 10 to 11 AM, and I got my 80-100 yard waist high wall to put a smile on my face; and a few really fun rail grabber lefts 🙂

Friday night 04/04 9 PM update below, Saturday could provide us a Solid Ground swell around Waist high plus, Surfing Videos from a March 2014 swell, Thursday morning Surf report at 10:15 AM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , April 03 2014 posted

Friday night 9:00 PM update from the report I shared Thursday below this Friday update;  Ground swell, is here, should hold, and winds still look SW to WSW in the 5 to 8 mph range on Saturday.  And Sunday, we may have SSW winds which is slight offshore from 8th South and further South.  Size should be the same, on Sunday or 6 inches bigger until 11 or 12 probably.


Saturday morning could have a solid ENE Ground Swell for us with Waist to occasional Chest high sets and Glassy…More below on the incoming swell…

Walk on Water Productions website was out on Tuesday morning the 25th, to get the footage while it was Glass 🙂

The two videos below are some clips that I shot in Satellite Beach, both are from March 25, 2014 around 10 AM, with a nice Aerial at the end, and the second, is a clip of Chad that I shot on the same day, a nice glassy 10 second left 🙂  I will compile another video from the same day soon.


The swell period which determines whether or not we have a ground swell, starts rolling in Friday afternoon late, but come in Saturday morning around 6 to 9 am.  And it is supposed to strengthen thru the day bringing in more consistent chest high sets.  It could be glassy until noon even , air temp around 68 at daybreak, winds, SW to WSW in the 4 to 8 mph range.

Sunday morning, could be chest high, and semi-glassy down south, as the winds right now are showing South in the 10 plus mph range, so we won’t know more on that until Friday some time.

Enjoy, and we’ll post an update, if it looks like the winds will change drastically in any way.

Thanks, and have a great post Camel Day.

Oldwaverider & Walk On Water Productions 🙂