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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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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 🙂


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


Tropical Storm Erin should give some waist to possible chest high chop waves Sunday thru Wednesday, and maybe a Waist high glassy morning on Thursday, or Friday, or somewhere in there, if the storm doesn’t weaken anymore.  🙂   As soon as it gets 150 miles North of Central Florida, those winds could blow offshore and give us some glass.

Compliments of Magicseaweed.com hurricane tracking screenshot

Compliments of Magicseaweed.com hurricane tracking screenshot

CLEAN YOUR SURFBOARD !  Yes, I just stripped my Winter wax off my board, and yes, it was melting before I got it into the water during the last swell 🙂

Below is a link to a great article about cleaning your wax.  And for the final touches,  Turpentine or Gasoline works to get the residue off.  NO ACETONE OR MINERAL SPIRITS !  THAT WILL DAMAGE THE FINISH ON YOUR BOARD !

Clean your board article here:

The Pier to Patrick – Candid footage of locals n friends – Oct n Nov 2012 from Art Hansen on Vimeo.


CHAD’s 18 SECOND RIDE,  SURFING VIDEO, 1 TO 2 FOOT OVERHEAD FACE…(Be sure to click “Full Screen” below on You Tube settings and also click 720 HD on quality)

We caught a spectacular, session with Shoulder to 2 foot plus overhead faces in Satellite Beach or Hangers.

I got some amazing rides by brother Chad, but this 2 foot overhead face, provided Chad an 18 second, 200 yard ride of perfection 🙂

This was the perfect, session, with waves that had power that kept your drop-ins, high, but wipeouts without headaches, go figure ,

Surf for Sunday should be waist high at the Cape, and Chest high in Satellite Beach, with 4 to 6 mph NW winds until 10 AMish, and then they go NNW around 6 until 1 or 2, maybe later.

Monday should also have some small but fun leftovers.

Oldwaverider


SUNDAY MORNING AND MONDAY MORNING, COULD BE SIZE AND GLASS!…………..More in a few minutes!

CHAD PHOTO GALLERY

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Glassy lineup, with the whole neighborhood out in the water!

Glassy lineup, with the whole neighborhood out in the water!

Sunday, September 9 2012 was a spectacular Surf Day!  Hurricane Leslie gave us great surf for 5 or 6 days I believe. Yeah, Saturday was the huge glassy day in Satellite Beach with some 10 foot face sets, see the photos here from my buddy Mike Melito, but the best day (which I missed cause I was out of town, ouch),  but the day for 30 to 50 rides per person (or more), was Sunday.  It was closing out, and poor form Sunday up until 2 or 3 PM, and then conditions changed big time!  RC’s was shut down, but at 3 PM, I was at Officer’s Club watching with my buddy Mike Melito, and within 30 minutes, the form cleaned up, the winds got perfect, 3 guys were out, so Mike and I paddled out at O’Club, with some awesome head high waves and and occassional 1 to 2 foot overhead cleanup set.  I surfed 2 hours at O’club, easy paddle out, no hair wet, but it was slamming hard if you got caught inside.  I caught at least 3 each 150 yard rides at O’Club.

But then I suggested, he let’s check out Johnson Ave, and see if we have less slamming, and more waves for the taking.  So we went North, and it was one of those Classic Johnson Avenue days.  It was perfect in form, yeah a foot or two smaller on the face,  but the left’s and rights were so User-friendly, the whole neighborhood was out, so we surfed another 1 1/2 hours, and then I came in to take some pictures.

This sequence is of brother Chad, a 6-shot sequence, taken about 5:30 PM or 6 PM,  my settings on the camera were a little off, but you can still see what an epic session Chad had.  He was definitely one of the stand-outs making this epic Hurricane Leslie Johnson Avenue Sunday night session, look easy 🙂

Chad on a perfect right. Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, from Johnson Avenue, Hurricane Leslie, September 9 2012, around 6:30 PM . Photos by Oldwaverider,

Chad on a perfect right. Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, from Johnson Avenue, Hurricane Leslie, September 9 2012, around 6:30 PM . Photos by Oldwaverider,

Chad, image 2 of 6 in sequence, enjoying a perfect Sunday evening Hurricane Leslie swell , the whole neighborhood was out. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad, image 2 of 6 in sequence, enjoying a perfect Sunday evening Hurricane Leslie swell , the whole neighborhood was out. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad, image 3 of 7 (not 6) shot sequence :)

Chad, image 3 of 7 (not 6) shot sequence 🙂

Chad, image 4 of 7 shot sequence, Hurricane Leslie, Sunday night.

Chad, image 4 of 7 shot sequence, Hurricane Leslie, Sunday night.

Chad still going, many 100 yard plus rides were had this Sunday night. Image 5 of 7 in sequence. Oldwaverider photos

Chad still going, many 100 yard plus rides were had this Sunday night. Image 5 of 7 in sequence. Oldwaverider photos

Image 6 of 7 , Chad carving a glassy chest high face.

Image 6 of 7 , Chad carving a glassy chest high face.

Chad riding a Hurricane Leslie perfect wave, image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad riding a Hurricane Leslie perfect wave, image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Okay, upcoming surf,  REMINDER, with my crazy schedule, I am only posting surf reports when we have a solid ground swell in the making.  So that’s why the infrequent reports.

But we do have  a solid long period swell that will start to hit our beaches tonight (Saturday night), and should see some thigh high glass or semi-glass for Sunday morning at the Cape here.  Maybe some waist high stuff, and by later in the day, chest high at the Cape, and some Chest high in Satellite Beach.  Winds look to be offshore up until maybe 11 AM with mostly a NW wind (4 to 8 mph) turning North by 11, which still would be offshore if you stay at Lori Wilson or North of it.

Monday morning, if you surf North, Lori Wilson or the Pier, should have some chest high plus sets with semi-glass until 9 or 10 AM.  The winds should be 5 to 10 mph out of the North, so it could be fairly big and semi-glassy.

This ground swell should be with us thru Tuesday, and then we should still have a solid 3 to 4 foot wind swell with us thru Friday at least.

Make sure and get in the water early Sunday to get the perfect glass and at low tide.

Have a great weekend!

Oldwaverider