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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


JOHNSON AVENUE SURF GALLERY – 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW, SORT OF (Sept thru Dec.)

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John thanking our Creator for these gifts :)

John thanking our Creator for these gifts 🙂

SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE AT 8:30 AM;  THE SMALL INCOMING SWELL WAS 3.5 FT AT 11 SECONDS AT THE 120, BUT……….it stopped coming in at 11 PM last night (Saturday night), which means about 8 or 9 hours travel time to our beaches, so it was here at maybe 8 AM, and then dropped to 2.5 ft at 10 seconds at the 120 at Midnight  which is not the minimum we need for a swell to hit the beach.  We need about 2.6 to 3 feet at 10 or 11 seconds to get a ground swell that is ridable here (Ross at CFL surf figured that one out). Sorry folks, no waves.  Maybe a ripple for SUP’s and big long boards when the tide gets lower, but the winds turn onshore by noon.  But have a great Sunday anyhow with the nice weather 🙂 Back to Friday nights update post below……..

CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO SEE LARGER HIGHER REZ IMAGES…

Slept thru the New Year…;)>

A few Johnson Avenue Surfers, 2011 year in review………………photo gallery 🙂

Big, No.  ……….Possibly fun and rideable, yeah 🙂    Tonight an Easterly Swell is creeping in and kicking out the steep NE swell we’ve had.

Thursday was great, waist high plus in Satellite, perfect glass, light 5 to 7 offshore winds.  It was even comfortable without any suit.  Yeah, I did have a rash guard on and it was 1:00 and a nice 60 degrees, so yeah that did help.

Brother Chad...

Brother Chad...

Anyhow, Saturday morn should bring some knee to rib high waves from the Cape to Satellite.  Light offshore winds SW to West most of Saturday around 3 to 6 mph.  I’d say, if it ain’t big enough

Oldwaverider....T.S. Maria

Oldwaverider....T.S. Maria

here at the Cape, pick your spot in Satellite at mid-tide high going low and you should have some waist high long lines somewhere.It will be 52 at daybreak, but by 9 AM sunny and 60 ° , so if you don’t want the suit to bog ya down, it will be rash guard-able.

Dr. John...

Dr. John...

Sunday, should be 6 to 9.5 inches bigger on the face, same air temps, offshore from the NW,

Dave the Ripper.......

Dave the Ripper.......

but……………………….., it will turn onshore by Noon or earlier.  So if you’re gonna do Church,  do it at 8, and be in the water by 9:30.  May have some rib high waves down South and maybe some thigh high at the Cape.

Sunny (Daniel)....

Sunny (Daniel)....

DON’T FORGET CAPE CANAVERAL FRIDAY FEST TONIGHT!  The band is “Vilifi”  and they are damn good.  (scuse the french).  The Fest goes from 6 to 10 PM, great food, great beer, awesome local Art

Bouncer Ron (Mr. High Tech actual :)..............

Bouncer Ron (Mr. High Tech actual :)..............

Unknown Gator Girl.........

Unknown Gator Girl.........

Brother MIke from Lakeland..............

Brother MIke from Lakeland..............

Unknown female at Johnson Avenue............

Unknown female at Johnson Avenue............

Unknown guy Johnson Avenue Surfer...

Unknown guy Johnson Avenue Surfer...

Same unknown guy, but just a nice J-Ave line to see............

Same unknown guy, but just a nice J-Ave line to see............

A shameless 2nd shot of Oldwaverider, going left................:)

A shameless 2nd shot of Oldwaverider, going left................:)

Dave the Ripper, going backside, prepping to get some air before this puppy closes out :)  Photo by Chad

Dave the Ripper, going backside, prepping to get some air before this puppy closes out 🙂 Photo by Chad

Sunny (dave the rippers - protege:)) making a "made easy" re-entry, from a nice glassy day in South Cocoa Beach.  Photo by Chad

Sunny (dave the rippers - protege:)) making a "made easy" re-entry, from a nice glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. Photo by Chad

talent, Vendors, and ya may meet your future companion, hey whatever !

Have a great weekend!

Oldwaverider
Oldwaverider Film Ministries (one day 🙂


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Sunny, very hungry for some barrels...the tide was right and the waves were sucking out on the mid-break.  Image 1 of 3 shot sequence.  Photo by oldwaverider

Sunny, very hungry for some barrels...the tide was right and the waves were sucking out on the mid-break. Image 1 of 3 shot sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

SUNNY – Photo Gallery and 1 barrel shot of Dave L., Sunny’s Dad 🙂

These photos were shot at our point break…

(the point sticks out on our sand dunes halfway to the water from some recent hurricanes, though it doesn’t affect the surf in any way, but still it is a point break at high tide)

on Johnson Avenue on Wednesday, October 19 2011.  We had a wind swell that actually kicked up to 13 feet at the 120 buoy, although at only 8 second period out there, and when it hit our beach by 9 Am it was 3 foot at 7 second period.

This is image 2 of 3 in the sequence,  and as I recall, Sunny got 4 barrels in the 1 hour that I shot photos.  If you were willing to duck and tuck,  you could find them.

This is image 2 of 3 in the sequence, and as I recall, Sunny got 4 barrels in the 1 hour that I shot photos. If you were willing to duck and tuck, you could find them.

When we have offshore winds upon even a weak wind swell and some other factors of which I am totally clueless about on this occasion, there was some decent power to be had.  And there was definitely some juice to these waves.  (though I say this from a beachviewers perspective 🙂  the #4 lumbar was wreaking revenge on me again, ha 😦

Some of the other barrels didn't have the ceremony of the chase...this one he had to look for it and pounce it, but others were barrel first, then ride the shoulder after.  Image 3 of 3 shot sequence.  Photo by oldwaverider

Some of the other barrels didn't have the ceremony of the chase...this one he had to look for it and pounce it, but others were barrel first, then ride the shoulder after. Image 3 of 3 shot sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

Anyhow, Sunny and his old man Dave had a great surf session,  and you may want to take humorous note,  Dave is eyeballing Sunny rather competively in a couple of the pics I took of Sunny, and since Dave has always been called “Dave the Ripper”,  it is possible that Sunny may be catching up to the old man 😉

A backside barrel in number #4 ,  no doubt!  Oops, but my bad…during the wait for the next chance to snap pictures, that is Sunny’s old man in the barrel down below.

You’ll notice in some of the pictures when I get them up online from this day, the old man is eyeballing Sunny’s skills and his chase for the tuck.  Dave will probably tell you he’s proud, but I’d be willing to bet a slight edge of competitiveness is hanging on the rim out there, right beside that proud thing of course 🙂  (it’s fun to make these profound observations out loud anyhow)

I’ll throw more pics up here, I have a lot of catching up to do, since we’ve had some really nice swells that played out great on our humble, and yes often smaller waves breaking at Johnson Avenue.

But my bad, this was Sunny's Dad in the very next shot I took that finds his chance to tuck.  Image 1 of 1

But my bad, this was Sunny's Dad in the very next shot I took that finds his chance to tuck. Image 1 of 1

My barrel days are far and few,  after cracking a rib just south of 16th street on that world famous chest high shore break down there,  I found the epoxy on my 10 foot board was totally unforgiving 🙂

oldwaverider


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Dave taking advantage of an overcast, drizzly, windy day at the Cape.  Image 1 of 4 in sequence.  Photo by oldwaverider

Dave taking advantage of an overcast, drizzly, windy day at the Cape. Image 1 of 4 in sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

DAVE L. – Photo Gallery

Dave L.  had a really nice right here, threw some nice spray after the drop in, and set up for a great re-entry.  Man Dave rips!!!

It was a solid waist high plus today at Johnson…It depends on whether your leaning over or not <:)  I would have had some chest high drops for sure.

Image 2 of 4 in sequence.  Dave the Ripper setting up...

Image 2 of 4 in sequence. Dave the Ripper setting up...

It actually hit 13.5 feet at 8 seconds at the 120 buoy and hit 6.5 feet at 7 seconds at the 20 mile buoy at 2 PM today!

An occasional distraction came along :)

An occasional distraction came along 🙂

A wind swell , definitely not a ground swell, but with 15 mph plus SW offshore winds (kind of offshore for the Cape)  starting this morning, there was actually plenty of fun barrels and peaks to be had.  Sunny and Dave L.  had a great session.

Dave makes it look so easy :)  Image 3 of 4 shot sequence.  Photo by oldwaverider

Dave makes it look so easy 🙂 Image 3 of 4 shot sequence. Photo by oldwaverider

I took about 45 minutes of photos, to try and test out my new found knowledge on the Sony cam 🙂  After, the field session at Hightowers/RC’s for “No Name ENE swell”  with 10 foot plus wave faces last Monday October 10,  and a camera out of focus, that was pretty painful ;(

Surf Report for Thursday.  FLAT

Tuesday it appears to be a swell coming in in the 3 to4 foot range, so when it starts getting close we’ll keep ya updated.

Anyhow,  I’ll be putting a Sunny Gallery up right after this one.

A nice re-entry in place.  Image 4 of 4.   I wish I got more shots on this wave, but I ran out of film ;)

A nice re-entry in place. Image 4 of 4. I wish I got more shots on this wave, but I ran out of film 😉

Enjoy the uncrowded surf day shots.

oldwaverider


DAVE L. – Photo Gallery  (Bio coming soon!)

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Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.

Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.

This was Saturday morning May 14, 2011 in South Cocoa Beach.

Sunny and his Dad,  Dave the Ripper as Chad likes to call him :),  along with Chad and Jim (Johnson Ave. group) caught a great surf sesh from a 3 or 4 day swell, nice and glassy for Saturday morn, yeah there were  close-outs, but definitely some great waves in the waist to stomach high range.

Here is 6 or 7 pictures of Sunny Dave ripping up the best to be had that day.   A couple of the photos below are 2 sequence shots.  I hope you enjoy the gallery, and as we get more pics, we’ll get them up here for ya.

Surf report for Friday morning is a ridable wind swell at the right breaks 🙂

Okay,  well, what we have is a wind swell (without a significant low pressure system to call it anything better than that), and as Ross at CFLSurf.com   says,  we’re gonna have 3 foot plus face

A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave.  May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.

A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave. May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.

waves, and the further south you go (to like Satellite Beach),  the bigger and better form you’ll have.

The two days to tune in for are now Saturday and Sunday morning.   Friday could bring in some waist high plus waves south with 8 to 10 mph east winds until around 9 or 10.  The form could be fairly decent, and with low tide at 9:15 approx.,  if the 2nd punch of the swell gets here before 9,  then it could be light 9 mph winds and waist high plus.  By late morning, the winds will be increasing to the 12 to 20 mph range out of the east.

Saturday and Sunday morning it could be a little bigger with some stomach high plus sets, and close to calm winds with a chance of offshores for an hour or so from before daybreak on Saturday until 7 or 8.  By Friday night I should know the Sunday morning winds within a reasonable accuracy. (50 to 80 % ha)

Second pic of a two-shot sequence.  Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison.  Dave the Ripper :)

Second pic of a two-shot sequence. Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison. Dave the Ripper 🙂

For Saturday it’s looking moderate 10 to 15 mph winds by afternoon.   But it may be ridable and fun at the right tides.  As of now (Friday 10:00 am) I have an update from Thursday, the models show NNE winds in the 4-6 mph Saturday morning, very good for the North wind breaks like the Cape, 4rth Street North.   It shows 8 mph N winds from 7:30 to 9 Am Saturday, which means offshore winds for the Cape ranging from 3 to 7 degrees offshore depending on where you go at the Cape.  4rth street North is about 6 degrees offshore with North winds if your car is running ;(

Sunday morning, as the models stand right now (Friday 10 Am), shows 8-10 mph WNW winds at daybreak which if it doesn’t get blown flat overnight, could be an awesome waist high glassy session.   The caution is, the winds are supposed to turn NNW at midnight Saturday and slowly turn NW in the 8 mph range, and winds like that blowing all night on a wind and not ground swell could go either way on flattening out the swell or not, we’ll see.

The models change every 6 hours, and keeping in mind that this is a wind swell and not really a low pressure system to speak of,  we will have to update this tonight after 8 Pm when the models have change again.

Hey, we keep sounding like a broken record/8-track/cassette/cd/dvd/blue-ray, but we’re not supposed to have waves this time of year,  and like last summer we weren’t supposed to have pre-hurricane waves all summer but we did.  So enjoy what we get.   For now, no jellyfish except an ocassional Cannonball or a Disc (white and flat, whatever they are).

The Pacific Coast is getting a Hurricane right now Adrian, with 115 mph winds (the update is the hurricane strengthened to 135 mph but as it gets close to the San Diego parallel it starts to hit colddd water), it’s just under 400 miles west of Acapulco, so Acapulco, El Salvador and maybe Baja Mexico will be getting some great waves.  Now the Cane is only heading west at 9 mph, so Escondido must be slamming.  Acapulco rocks, deep and nice warm water.  I surfed Acapulco in November a long time ago, warm water, unlike  Baja Mexico such as Ensenanda, K-38, K-55 close to San Diego.  There it was like 57 to 60 degrees in July – August, when Cliff and I surfed there a longggg time ago 😉

Later,

oldwaverider

Another nice sequence,  Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011

Another nice sequence, Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011

2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy :)  ...Sunny?  What up?

2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy 🙂 ...Sunny? What up?

Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.

Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.

Pic 2,  Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.

Pic 2, Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.


Dave, (Sunny's dad),  getting ready to setup for a nice right, while surfing a glassy sesh in South Cocoa Beach, May 14, 2011.

Dave, (Sunny's dad), getting ready to setup for a nice right, while surfing a glassy sesh in South Cocoa Beach, May 14, 2011.

Great waves this morning at Hightowers. 

Solid waist high (I’m 6′ 3″ tall for the record) with an ocassional stomach to maybe a chest high wave came thru.   A 7 to 8:30 session with only 1 other person out!  Glassy, with both lefts and rights working great.

NO JELLY FISH AT ALL!

You could pass up the close-outs,  and mostly just take the ones that would hold up all the way to the beach.  (longboard)  But the short-boarder I was out with was getting long rides too, so long or short boards worked great.

Strange, it was dead high tide, and yet the waves were working great, not holding back or any problem.

Forecast for Thursday;  the winds this morning were a total fluke.  So this one’s gonna be tough.  It was supposed to be 8 mph onshore east winds at daybreak, but instead it was 2 to 4 mph wnw this morning.

The 120 buoy is telling me that we should still have some waist high waves at least down south for Thursday.  The winds from weather.com are showing 6 to 8 mph ene at daybreak, depending on the Cape to Satellite Beach.

But, with this high pressure that just slid in above us,  we may have fluke glassy waves in the morning, so the wind call is totally iffy.

Waves for the Cape,  maybe knee to thigh.   Looks like we have maybe 2 more days of this wind swell.  Enjoy it while you can.

The picture above is Sunny’s Dad,  Dave the Ripper (as Chad calls him 🙂   Also,  I will have a nice Gallery of photos of Dave from the waist to chest high day we had back on May 14th Saturday morning.

Later,

oldwaverider