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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” 03-03-16-clip-art-pictures-of-the-sun-100w 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.

Oldwaverider 😉

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The 120 buoy has had some 6 foot readings in the 11 second period range as of 5:00 PM today and around 8 PM, with some 9 second readings mixed in.  So this is part two of the swell we have had,along with a new swell rolling in.

It should be offshore , turning NW in the 4-8 mph range Sunday morning.  High tide around 4:08 am, so by 7:30 it should start having some juice to it, provided no morning sickness is upon us.  I think it will be waist to rib high and fairly glassy down south.  The size up North should be more like the waist high range.

A few photos below of Hurricane Ida and Oldwaverider, shot by my buddy Mike Melito, the big day, but in my old age, some days, I don’t want to battle the 8-12 foot face days paddle out, and in this case, I headed back North to Canaveral, skipping my favorite Satellite Beach Breaks.  So i went soft a few days, 🙂

A Railgrabber backside left, getting ready to lip up

 

A Railgrabber backside left, getting ready to lip up

 

Perfect line right

 

One of the thick lip cleanup sets, that kept us inside a while :) There were some 6-9 foot faces, even up North for us at the Cape with Hurricane Ida


What kind of swell do we have coming Tuesday through possibly Thursday this week?

Incoming Hurricane Maria swell from 2011 at Johnson Avenue, by OldwaveriderTuesday, for the 2nd or 3rd day running, the models show 1.8 to 2 feet at 12 second period swell, which starts at about 2-3 foot waves, or 3 to 4 foot faces.  It should be glassy for a couple hours Tuesday morning at daybreak till maybe 8 or so.

Wednesday through Thursday, maybe Friday show more of the same 🙂

And the swell could even look like the photo below:

camera with surfing 519


I will share more tonight to see how the swell is coming in.

Perhaps we will see this same size and textured glass Monday morning.  Photo of Oldwaverider at 4rth street North, photo taken by Mike Melito, in 2012

Perhaps we will see this same size and textured glass Monday morning. Photo of Oldwaverider at 4rth street North, photo taken by Mike Melito, in 2012

Monday is looking really fun, early.   Rib to chest high down south and glassy !


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

 

A killer outside set, beautiful set…


Tuesday morning, for 4 or 5 days running, appears to be the big and offshore day folks 🙂   and…

Mike Melito - a nice right - TS Maria-Sept-2011-DSC03722Tuesday, We are looking at stomach to chest high waves, with bigger sets during the unexpected moments, haha !  Offshore winds appear to be from daybreak until noon.  I’ll give you a Sunday night update on the winds, when our favorite online news source can provide that for us, in the required 48 hour window.  Wednesday looks fun too, thigh to maybe waist high, and glassy, but the swell drops off fast after lunch perhaps.

The photo could be indicative of some of the set waves that we will be getting Tuesday, August 5 2013 with Tropical Storm Bertha.

The surfer is my friend Mike Melito, and is a shot of him surfing behind his Cocoa Beach home away from home, at fourth street North.

Track the storm on Tuesday morning here on our site.

Oldwaverider

 


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.

 


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


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.

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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 🙂


Yes, we had some one to two foot overhead drops on some of the sets today!  Solid Chest to Head high waves, See the Video below 🙂  How bout Tuesday?

Tuesday should be thigh to waist high, with maybe a few chest high sets, but my guess is down south only on the upper end.  Winds should be great everywhere,  WNW at daybreak, turning NW and then to North by around Noon.

Video shot in Satellite Beach, by Walk On Water Productions 🙂