This footage was published in 2016, like 4 years after Hurricane Sandy. FANTASTIC FOOTAGE !
BE SURE, TO GET TO THE 1:20 SECOND PART, FOR THE HUGE HURRICANE SANDY SIZE!
This footage, of Hurricane Sandy starts around the 4:12 mark, Cory Lopez and a couple others, also at Pump House:
Okay, I stopped surfing for 5 months, but Rip Van Winkle is alive again…
Here’s the challenge, Monday 04-24-17, we have a nice ground swell in the 2-3 foot range at 12-13 seconds, which could produce some head high faces on the biggest sets. But, we do have high tide at 6:40 AM, for Satellite Beach, we also have a front coming in from the Gulf it appears that will be sending powerful off shore winds cranking over the 10-15 mph range by perhaps as early as 10 or 11 AM Monday morning, and then increasing throughout the day.
It may be fun all day, but along with powerful west winds, there is also a 50% call for Scattered Thundershowers at 10 AM.
So, get out early, and find the best high tide break, and hopefully we’ll get 2 hours of really fun chest high surf 😉
I just love this feeling of making it, just barely over the top, compliments of magicseaweed.com, the article if you haven’t read it, about Grant Twiggy Baker is here:
Was the drive down to Spanish House worth it on Wednesday? Maybe. The swell was still iffy, but I heard Tuesday it was pretty excellent.
We made a treck down South and ended up at Satellite Beach. Got a few. A few in the water is better than a day in the office, right?
The video below earns it name damn well. MIND-BLOWING DROP-INS, BARRELS, WIPE-OUTS… and just plain phenomenal footage of the January 21st & 22nd JAWS swell of this year. (2016)
Well, the first question begs asking, do we have waves coming? An 03/01 9:35 PM Update re Wednesday surf. The small swell hasn’t hit the 120 mile buoy yet, so don’t get your hopes up real big. (end 03/01 9:35 PM update)
I believe Wednesday we shall see some really fun thigh to waist high glassy waves, with almost ground swell in power. It is a straight easterly swell, yeah, that’s a trace different then all these NE’sters huh? As it stands for now, it will be mostly cloudy Wednesday morning with 63 air temps at daybreak but warming to 68 degrees by 9 am. The winds should be SW, turning West, to WNW in the 4-8 mph range at daybreak, and picking up to the low teens by afternoon, but supposedly, still offshore. The water temp will be 68 something, so you may be able to vest it, or spring suit, or even skin it!
Okay, so check out this interview with John John just over 3 years ago. When Mark Healey, gets the pleasure of walking up to the door of John John Florence, to hand him “The Eddie” invite 🙂 You have to love, how humble John John is, when he receives it. He admits fear, and a little, duh, ah don’t know, all in a very down to earth way of just admitting, Oh Sh_ t! That is a brutal contest, but a great honor. Ya gotta love that , to just this past Wednesday, that same kid, who has always been a Pipeline master, gets thrown into the same invite, and wins the contest with such calm, such confidence, and Masterful surfing and skill!
Who doesn’t love watching Big Wave Surfing? More of the Eddie 🙂
NOTE: THIS IS A 02/28 SUNDAY 7:14 AM, UPDATE FROM YESTERDAYS POST REGARDING THE MASSIVE NE SWELL. Unfortunately, it has now shrunk half in size. We’ll keep you updated during the week. (<<< end 02/28 update) We have a massive steep steep NE ground expected next Saturday. Possibly 11-13 second period swell, with 8-9 foot of swell, by next Saturday night, as the models now show.
John John Florence wins the Eddie Aikau event, in the biggest waves they have ever had for the contest.
Our 11 time WSL champion, Kelly Slater, takes 5th place, with style that was mind-blowing. He also caught the only barrel in the event, and pulled out of it. (the only one I know of)
My friend Cliff in Hawaii, shared a photo from today. He and a friend were towing in today. I had to share a small photo that Cliff took with his cell phone today of a guy doing a bottom turn on a 30 foot face wave at Kauai today in Hawaii.
The Eddie Aikau contest could still go , on Thursday, they are expecting 50 foot faces. If it can hold up for 2 days at 40 foot faces with 20 feet of swell.