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 🙂
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.
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!
Small swell coming in Wednesday and Thursday morning, maybe thigh high down south, with 8 to 10 mph onshore winds Wednesday morning, and maybe light SSE winds Thursday morning, and a slight chance of offshore Thursday morning. Nothing much, but the right tide, you might get a few fun little rides !
THIS IS ONE BALLSY TEAHUPOO KITE SURFING SESSION BY A FEW CRAZIES!
Have a Great Week! And so long to brother Chuck McDonald, 18 months of balls to the Water and a Good Friend 🙂
HURRICANE SANDY VIDEO OF JOHNSON AVENUE SURFERS ON SATURDAY.
January 18 update…After being in hibernation, a Surf Report update for Friday, Saturday and Sunday below…
The video I shot Saturday morning after I had my session, it was the first sizeable and semi-glassy day of Hurricane Sandy. Winds were up to 35-40 mph NNW, so it made for an interesting drop in no doubt 🙂
Sunny, Chuck and a couple unknown surfers out.
Today, Friday January 18, a big NE windswell, not quite a ground swell will be moving in all day, maybe waist high at noon, but it should be head high by dark, with 25 plus mph NE winds.
Saturday, the winds back down to maybe 15 to 20 mph, NNE to NE, with size in the chest to head high at the Cape, and Overhead down south in Satellite Beach.
Sunday morning looks to be Rib to Head high , North to South, with North winds at daybreak, so a good chance of some NNW winds until 9 or 10 is possible. Either way, with 8 mph N winds, conditions should be clean and fun.
Surf with waves every day for a Week, Chest to Head High, with a few glassy days.
Tuesdayis looking to be chest to head high, clean with North winds light at day break, turning NNE by 8 AM so get out early.
Wednesday is showing chest to overhead, and Weather.com shows NNW light winds until 11 AM which means glass for the Cape and clean down South, the models at Magicseaweed.com show onshore Wednesday morning, so for now I go with Weather.com.
Thursday morning looks chest high plus, clean, maybe early glass
Friday looks like a chance of glass similar size
Saturday, looks like definite offshore winds and head high. (which means, we will have a big glassy epic day on Sat or Sun, unless the swell bumps up early)
We’ll update later tomorrow with a wind update. I missed the glassy wind report for this morning, oops, my bad 😦
UPDATE AT 4:30 PM, OCTOBER 16TH , TUESDAY AFTERNOON/NIGHT!The waves jumped 50% in size since this morning and doubled in power, from 6 feet at 10 seconds at 8 AM to 9.5 feet at 14 seconds, at the 120 mile buoy.
The Rafael swell should be building a little today, it was sluggish at high tide this morning, but we tried to catch the winds offshore down south for the early size. It was almost flat at the Cape this morning, and very small at the pier. But south of 2nd light, it was waist to chest high, with a few bigger drops.I took some video of Chuck, and will compile a full video, but for now, this is a nice left that he caught on semi-glass waist high wave 🙂
Wednesdayshould be bigger, shoulder high at the Cape to 1 to 2 foot over head down south in Satellite Beach, with MAYBE, NNW TO N WINDS UNTIL 9 AM WHICH IS OFFSHORE FOR THE CAPE (as of 7 PM tuesday night weather channel for the Cape), THEN NNE to East winds in the morning, in the 4 to 6 mph range which should be fun and clean for the Cape. It would definitely be worth a trip down south to catch it a foot or two bigger with the light onshore winds.
Thursday morning, it should be a little smaller probably waist high at the Cape, and Shoulder high on the set waves in Satellite Beach, but we may have some glassy SSW 6 to 10 mph winds, so down south of 6th street south is your best bet if you want offshore winds. SSW is sideshore for the Cape.
Hurricane Rafael should be sending us some Chest to Head High waves with some glass Tuesday…more in a minute
These photos I took at J-Ave from around 11:30 to 12:30 Pm. Monday morning October 15, 2012 , they are the remains of our outgoing swell, with the piggyback of Hurricane Rafael coming in. I got pictures of 3 or 4 people but these were a range of thigh to shoulder high drops/waves. Chuck had some really nice long rides come thru on this session 🙂
Tuesday morning at DAWN PATROL, we should have some NW to NNW winds in the 6 to 12 mph range from chest to head high from the Cape going to Satellite Beach. By 10 AM (here at the Cape), the winds turn North, so anywhere South, the winds will be sideshore to onshore. Best best is the Jetty to 4rth Street North. Minuteman causeway, NNW winds are usually onshore winds or sideshore at best.
Anyhow Tuesday, I am calling Rib to Chest high at the Cape, and Head High down South. It is hard to tell if the long period part of Rafael has hit the 120 mile buoy, I don’t think it will really hit till late tonight. Winds start offshore SW at around 4 mph at 11 PM tonight, and by 8 AM tuesday moring, they wrap around to NW and NNW by 9 AM, so DAWN PATROL IS CRITICAL! Plus, the tide will be low going high (high tide around 8:45 AM Cocoa Beach), so a 7 AM paddle out is best, else, high tide with onshore winds is your option by 10 AM 🙂 Wednesday morning should be bigger than Tuesday 5 foot at 13 second period, so that’s a powerful swell, with Shoulder high at the Cape (with bigger sets), and Overhead sets in Satellite Beach. (Satellite Beach could see some 2 to 3 foot overhead rogue sets)The winds are North for Wednesday morning, up until maybe 8:30 to 9 AM in the 8 mph to 10 range which is slight offshore for the Cape down to 4rth Street North, and onshore South of Minuteman Causeway.
Thursday morningcould be rib to chest high from the Cape to Satellite, with offshore winds for the Cape to 4rth Street North.
We should have waves thru the weekend, but it’s too early to tell on the winds. Tonight, if I see any wind change for Tuesday AM, I’ll do a quick update.
I hope you enjoy the photos/surf pictures of brother Chuck here at the Cape.
Possible Incoming groundswell for the Weekend, not real big, but it appears to be a Low Pressure system…more down below
CHUCK – PHOTO GALLERY
On this perfect 1.5 foot at 11 or 10 second period swell, we had some really fun waves, perfect glassy lines, long rides, and I was lucky to catch Don and “New Guy” Chuck, after I had already surfed a fun session. Since Chuck is picking up this Surfing addiction and set of skills so effectively, I wanted to share some photos from the day. A nice thigh high wave that Chuck caught here.
As far as incoming surf, it appears that this East/Southeast Low Pressure may push and deliver an almost ground swell for us, I say that according to the size of the Fetch of the swell, it may actually deliver some thigh to rib high waves depending whether you do the Cape (North) or Satellite Beach (South), maybe bigger, maybe smaller. We will know probably in 2 days, if the system is going to hold up and actually deliver it’s “Gift”.
It may actually come in on Wednesday night or afternoon late and then increase in size thru Sunday , maybe Monday. My guess, knee to thigh at the Cape Wednesday and Thursday and waist to rib down South.
Appears to be one of those potential lingering Low Pressures, and if so, we could have some multiple offshore winds mornings. Swells of this size, I don’t like to stick my neck out to much since they have less data to look at, but get ready for some fun long board waves and at the right breaks, maybe some short board waves also.
I hope you enjoy the pics of our new neighbor Chuck Schwarzenegger. (sorry Chuck, I couldn’t resist 🙂