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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

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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 !


We have a very cool, unique group of Surfer friends in the neighborhood.  And I felt rather obsessed to share the still images and video that I have shot the last few years of as many of us as I could.

I apologize that 3 or 4 people, I was just not around, to get as much photos or video as I could, and in some of the photos, I was forced to shoot footage directly into the Sun, which can definitely degrade the photo or footage.  But with that said, I do hope y’all enjoy this, I tried to create in a way to bridge the Young and the Old 🙂

 

Thanks for the Opportunity,

Oldwaverider (Art)


THREE YEARS IN REVIEW VIDEO  of Johnson Avenue Surfers will be live on January 1st, 2014, yeah tomorrow 🙂

My apologies for not sharing any reports for the last couple of swells we have had;  as Y’all know, my main focus, is to share the Awesome Talent and Efforts, of those that surf from around the Neighborhood, by catching them on Camera or Video.  This may be at the end  of our street, the Jetty, the Cocoa Beach Pier, Satellite Beach and anywhere in between.

Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video - December 2013

Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video – December 2013

It’s taken me 70 or so hours to compile this baby, so that’s why I’ve been away from sharing any updates, and we all know that Surfline, Seaweed and Ross are there for that purpose anyhow 🙂

I will post the Video sometime New Years Day or tonight if I finish in time.  The Surfers present are Chad, Don, Dr. John, Sunny, Me (Oldwaverider), Chuck, Chris (Orlando), Joe (Boston), Lacey, Mike (my buddy from Lakeland), Dave (Sunny’s dad), Scooter, Ron, Tim C., Dennis (Core Surf),  and Paul (Jeremy’s kin and the Emu Bird Man).

I apologize if I missed anyone, and if I did, and you know I have footage of you, let me know, and I will update the final Video.  The Soundtrack part will be provided by Bob Marley, Guerilla Jazz of Hawaii (I hope) and perhaps one other artist.  I tried to use the Shins, but they have the U.S. blocked from using their copyright, so the tunes may have some change if YouTube lets me know.

Thanks for letting me capture the Great Times and Awesome Talent & People in sharing this compilation with You!

Happy New Year, and Be Safe 🙂

Oldwaverider


Photo Gallery from Hurricane Leslie, photos by Mike Melito, and one anonymous Boynton Inlet, FL massive wave.

Incoming ground swell for Friday morning should be bringing in some Chest high plus waves.  Maybe not at the Cape, but the Pier or a couple miles South of the pier should see increased size the further South you go.  The swell angle is so steep, at 9 AM Friday, 49 °, and straight offshore is 90, so our launch pads may block out a lot of this swell, at least the first day. (see rest of update, below photos)

Boynton Inlet, Florida, Hurricane Sandy, either Saturday or Sunday, October 27 or 28 2012, photo by Anonymous

Boynton Inlet, Florida, Hurricane Sandy, either Saturday or Sunday, October 27 or 28 2012, photo by Anonymous

Surfer Girl at Hightowers, photo by Mike Melito

Surfer Girl at Hightowers, photo by Mike Melito

Me (Oldwaverider) doing pushups before the paddle out, unbeknownst to me the photo was being taken :), by Mike Melito

Me (Oldwaverider) doing pushups before the paddle out, unbeknownst to me the photo was being taken :), by Mike Melito

Perfect medium size right at Hightowers in Satellite Beach, Hurricane Sandy, Sunday around 12 PM, October 28 2012, by Mike Melito

Perfect medium size right at Hightowers in Satellite Beach, Hurricane Sandy, Sunday around 12 PM, October 28 2012, by Mike Melito

South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, solid 12 foot face (3 feet above and below the surfer), photo by Mike Melito

South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, solid 12 foot face (3 feet above and below the surfer), photo by Mike Melito

South Cocoa Beach, Sunday , October 28 2012, Hurricane Sandy, photo by Mike Melito

South Cocoa Beach, Sunday , October 28 2012, Hurricane Sandy, photo by Mike Melito

Nice big left in South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, by Mike Melito

Nice big left in South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, by Mike Melito

Almost in the pocket, South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, by Mike Melito

Almost in the pocket, South Cocoa Beach, Hurricane Sandy, by Mike Melito

We should see chest to shoulder high ground swell type power surf with onshore winds most of the week thru Saturday, and Sunday and Monday, more of the same but less power and a wind swell, however;

Friday morning , the winds switch from NNW at daybreak, toNorth at 8 to 12 mph until around 10 AM, so we could have some semi-glassy waves, thigh to chest high in the morning, at least somewhere between the Cape and 4rth Street North.  South of Minuteman CSWY, North winds are onshore.


ART HANSEN (OLDWAVERIDER) – PHOTO GALLERY, Hurricane Sandy overhead photos

Oldwaverider at Hightowers for Hurricane Sandy on epic Sunday October 28 2012, Image 1 of 4 shot sequence. Photos by a kind Lady :)

Oldwaverider at Hightowers for Hurricane Sandy on epic Sunday October 28 2012, Image 1 of 4 shot sequence. Photos by a kind Lady 🙂

Being in the right place at the right time, and a prayer.  This photo sequence was one of the small to medium size sets from Epic Sunday at Hightowers, with face heights jumping up to 14 every so often. My friends Mike and Cathy, were talking to a woman taking pictures of the perfect swell, and she asked the woman if she would take some shots of me if I paddled out for a few minutes.  So we were defintely in the right place at the right time.

I wasn’t going to paddle out, because I am old :),  but  a young friend (Seth) I met in the water there a couple months ago in a rib high day, said he would paddle out if I did, so with some perspiration and Old age prayer, I decide to go for it, just to get one wave, and try and avoid the clean up sets (14 to 15 foot faces) on the paddle out, that came thru every 15 or 20 minutes.

Hurricane Sandy delivered some epic waves on Sunday.  Image 2 of 4 shot sequence.

Hurricane Sandy delivered some epic waves on Sunday. Image 2 of 4 shot sequence.

Oldwaverider (Art Hansen), enjoying an epic right at Satellite Beach, Sunday October 28 2012, Image 3 of 4 sequence.

Oldwaverider (Art Hansen), enjoying an epic right at Satellite Beach, Sunday October 28 2012, Image 3 of 4 sequence.

Image 4 of 4, Oldwaverider at Hightowers.

Image 4 of 4, Oldwaverider at Hightowers.

 

 

I got very lucky with my timing, made it out in 7 minutes with my hair dry, paddled for 2 or 3 waves, but to far out, so I came in a bit, and found one that looked like it was lining up, and then just started the crazy laugh 🙂  It was about a 10 or 11 foot face, I took off more parallel, cause straight bottom turns were almost a guaranteed pounding.  I tried to get ahead of the lip, and eventually, just carved up thet wall to get a boost of speed , shot out in front after it broke, and belly boarded in, and back up to the boardwalk in 22 minutes.  What a fun Ride, thank God for delivering perfect Hurricanes 🙂

Surf for Tuesday, there should be a little left, waist to chest high from the Cape and going South to Satellite Beach. Winds should be West in the 15 to 20 mph range, thanks to this wonderful cold front.


TUESDAY MORNING MINI-CAM LIVE VISUAL UPDATE, SEE BELOW SLIDESHOW  ->

OLDWAVERIDER – PHOTO GALLERY

Tuesday morning still looks good, maybe semi-epic again almost like last Monday…more in a minute…

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The Pier, July 14, 2012, Saturday night at dusk, an attempt at coverage, photos by Mike Melito

The Pier, July 14, 2012, Saturday night at dusk, an attempt at coverage, photos by Mike Melito

These photos my buddy Mike took of me while he and Steve shouted In-sensitive comments to me down below as I attempted to grab a few waves as a Senior Citizen amongst the younger crowds 🙂

Pretty fun session for sure, from Saturday night the 14th of July 2012.

Same night, same time, Oldwaverider at the Pier

Same night, same time, Oldwaverider at the Pier

Tuesday looks to be Waist to Chest high going from the Cape to Satellite Beach.  Winds start blowing South by Midnight it looks, which is offshore about 8 or 10 degrees in Satellite Beach, but onshore here at the Cape.  But by daybreak, it turns SSW around 5 to 8 mph, and I bet we get an hour of SW winds, so the Cape should be clean and fun, and down South , glassy and chest high.

Oldwaverider at the pier on a Saturday night

Oldwaverider at the pier on a Saturday night

Below is the Tuesday morning 7:30 AM, mini cam update.

Wednesday ought to have NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After that, we’ll just see.

Have fun!

Oldwaverider


I’M TIP-TOEING BACK IN HERE…     Please accept my apologies, I am now back and alive to deliver photos, video and socially unacceptable comments when appropriate, oh, and also,  Surf Reports when an actual Swell is coming 🙂

OLDWAVERIDER – PHOTO GALLERY

These photos were taken by my buddy Mike Melito from Lakeland, on a fun waist to chest high day back in late May 2012.  They were shot at 4rth street North behind his Condo.

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We may have some knee high longboard surf in the morning with some strong offshore winds, (20 to 30 mph SSW), but the chances are , okay let’s go with 50/50 on that one 🙂
The rest of the week, we have the remnants of Debby that may jump over the state by Thursday and create a slight groundswell for us, very close by out at sea, so no chance of much power, but heh, we have been blessed now with almost 3 years of consistent surf.

May 2012 groundswell, 4rth street North, photos taken by Mike Melito

May 2012 groundswell, 4rth street North, photos taken by Mike Melito

Fun left, Oldwaverider, Image 1 of 3

Fun left, Oldwaverider, Image 1 of 3

Oldwaverider on a fun left, 4rth street North, Image 2 of 3, photos by Mike Melito

Oldwaverider on a fun left, 4rth street North, Image 2 of 3, photos by Mike Melito

 

Oldwaverider, Image 3 of 3, fun left on 4rth street North , May 2012 groundswell

Oldwaverider, Image 3 of 3, fun left on 4rth street North , May 2012 groundswell


Oldwaverider Photo Gallery

Rib high rail grabber, fun left late drop.  Friday April 20, 2012 glass was really fun. Photo by Mike Melito

Rib high rail grabber, fun left late drop. Friday April 20, 2012 glass was really fun. Photo by Mike Melito

SUNDAY NIGHT LAZY UPDATE FOR THIS POST . The peak of the swell was delayed for Tuesday, Meaning the Size of the Swell and the Swell Period don’t arrive until Tuesday.  But we should still have rib to shoulder high waves from the Cape to Satellite Beach for Monday,  but the form may still be a little weak, until the 7 second power of the swell hits.  Then it may have a little more shoulder form to it.  Below is Friday nights info that I posted.

Nice size SE windswell coming (as if no one knew). More on that in a sec…

Last Friday,  we caught some really fun, waist to chest high waves at 4rth street North.  Brother Chad, my buddy Mike from Lakeland, another buddy Ken and Myself.

Fun glassy left, Oldwaverider, April 20 2012.  Photo by Mike Melito

Fun glassy left, Oldwaverider, April 20 2012. Photo by Mike Melito

Mike took these shots of me while he was nursing a shoulder injury.  A couple of lefts, which most of the lefts for the day, were late drops due to the swell, so rail-grabbers were a requirement, if ya wanted to keep the ride.

Very very late left,  but a hand on the rail,  going backside, will make for a fun ride :)

Very very late left, but a hand on the rail, going backside, will make for a fun ride 🙂

It should show something for us Sunday morning,  the winds actually look light right now,  less than 7 light onshore winds.  But wind swells are a little harder , no way harder to predict.

When a leash wraps around your but on a big day.  My buddy Mike took this shot last summer,  from my leash wrapping around my  but and leg.  (no skin, this is just leg). I limped for a week.

When a leash wraps around your but on a big day. My buddy Mike took this shot last summer, from my leash wrapping around my but and leg. (no skin, this is just leg). I limped for a week.

Anyhow, it appears that we will have some rib to head high plus waves going from the Cape to Satellite Beach,  Sunday afternoon thru Wednesday, maybe Thursday.


PHOTO GALLERY – OLDWAVERIDER

I’m the only guy out 🙂

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A solo day at Hangars with some thigh to rib high sets.  Image 1 of 9 in sequence.  Photos by Jeremy Dugan

A solo day at Hangars with some thigh to rib high sets. Image 1 of 9 in sequence. Photos by Jeremy Dugan

Today,  we’ll be seeing weak chop/slop coming in, but by tonight and by Saturday morning, we should have some overhead chop down South, and chest to shoulder high here at the Cape.

Image 2 of 9 of a fun thigh to waist high right at Hangers, December 10 2010.  Photos by Jeremy Dugan

Image 2 of 9 of a fun thigh to waist high right at Hangers, December 10 2010. Photos by Jeremy Dugan

Sunday, could be SSW at 5 -7 mph in Satellite Beach  in the early morning, maybe until 8 or 9 AM. Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are showing South winds at daybreak. Should be chest to shoulder high from North to South respectively.  Get it early!  It will be high tide going low and at 8-9 AM it will be mid-tide, with Low tide around 11:50 AM Sunday morning.  That’s your prime time with light winds and tide 🙂

Image 3 of 9 shot sequence at Hangers.  Oldwaverider on a right :)

Image 3 of 9 shot sequence at Hangers. Oldwaverider on a right 🙂

Monday morning the swell drops way off, but…the final period strength of the swell rolls in Monday morning so at daybreak, it could have some waist high power with offshore winds until 8 or 9 Am, maybe.

We’ll give an update sometime Saturday to see how my 40 % “stick my neck out there” chance of offshore winds in Satellite Beach is falling into place 😉

New swell starts rolling in sometime Tuesday it looks like, another wind swell.

Image 4 of 9 sequence, Oldwaverider on a right at Hangers.

Image 4 of 9 sequence, Oldwaverider on a right at Hangers.

Don’t forget the Cape Canaveral Friday Fest tonight! “Flight Risk” will be the band on stage, and the consistently great sounds of “Lonnie & Delinda”  will be under the tent on Poinsetta.

Image 5 of 9 shot sequence at Hangers.

Image 5 of 9 shot sequence at Hangers.

Image 6 of 9 in a sequence.

Image 6 of 9 in a sequence.

Image 7 of 9 in sequence.  December 10, 2010

Image 7 of 9 in sequence. December 10, 2010

Image 8 of 9, a right at Hangers, Oldwaverider

Image 8 of 9, a right at Hangers, Oldwaverider

Image 9 of 9 shot sequence.  Hangers, 2010

Image 9 of 9 shot sequence. Hangers, 2010

Have a great weekend folks!

Oldwaverider