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TS Kate swell update at 9:09 PM Monday nights Tuesday AM swell report.  The winds near shore just did the big drop from 15 mph SSE to 8 mph SSE,  which is huge, at letting us know that 4-6 mph West winds will be at daybreak.  Once the swell another 10 hours, it should be around 100 miles North of us, and the winds coming around to West by sometime after Midnight or 1 AM.

Tropical Storm Kate update for Tuesday morning swell at 3 PM.  Kate has the perfect position for us, showing about 50-100 miles North of us for the Tuesday morning swell, and 300 plus miles due East.  As you know, when a hurricane or tropical storm is passing by parallel to our coast, the winds turn offshore for us when it has passed us by around 100 miles + or – North of us.

Tropical-Storm-Kate-at-1pm-11-09-15-Wunderground-tracking-for-Tuesday-swell-compliments of Wunderground.com

So this is why the winds should be blowing offshore all day, unlike Florida’s normal teaser wind charts 🙂  Here’s the storm as of 1 PM reading at Weatherunderground for the 11/09/2015 reading.  And don’t forget, we have 4 animated weather radar and hurricane tracking charts on Johnson Avenue Surfers.  Once the storm gets within a few hundred miles of us; the page on our site is a drop down menu link under the “Radar-wind-surfbreaks” called “Hurricane Tracking …” and that link to our 4 storm tracking charts on Johnson Avenue Surfers is here: https://j-avenue-surfers.com/radar-wind-surfbreaks/radar-satellite-for-storm-tracking-from-merritt-island-florida-serving-the-entire-east-coast-and-brevard-county/

The wunderground.com link is here:

Do you remember the “Hercules Swell” last year? Did you miss the Belharra, France, 50-70 foot face surf video from last year?  Incredible, perfect and massive 🙂  Video below:

This wind swell has a pretty wide Fetch, and as of last night at 10 PM, the 120 went from 4.3 feet at 9 seconds to 6 feet at 11 seconds by 4 am this morning.  So this baby is part ground swell.

It is looking chest to head high on Tuesday !  Winds look offshore straight west (3-5 mph at daybreak) for the most part from daybreak until at least early afternoon.  The tide ain’t so hot at daybreak, so it looks like it might be safe to stall your paddle out time a bit, to let the tide start it’s high to mid-low time at around around 9:30 (high is 6:37 am for Satellite Beach)

On Wednesday and maybe Thursday, the swell drops in size quite a bit, but should provide some thigh to waist high fun at the right tides and if you choose your wind time wisely 🙂

I’ll share more later to confirm wind for Tuesday morning.

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Big Waves coming Thursday March 20 !  More down below 🙂

Big swell starts rolling in all day Wednesday, but not till after dark, does the powerhouse Ground Swell come in !

Thursday, at daybreak, we should be blessed with Shoulder high waves up North to Overhead sets down south.  The swell is not to steep, so it should fill in to the Cape fairly nicely, and of course way better in Satellite Beach.  The winds should be NNW until maybe 9 AM, and then North, so it should be semi-glassy from 4rth Street North up to the Cape.  Satellite handles side shore NNW winds a lot better than we handle sideshore SSW winds, but up North is your best shot for glass.  If u want size, go to Satellite.  NOTE:  THE WINDS TURN NORTH, BY 9 AM, SO GET OUT EARLY!

Friday will only be a foot or foot and a half smaller in the early AM, but once the winds pick up late morning, the size will dampen.  Light onshore winds in the morning, and then they go stiff.


This is my 2nd favorite Big Wave video.  The sounds that go with this 1 plus minute video, and watching the footage they get from the back of the wave heading towards shore.  The back is like 25 to 35 foot back, so you can imagine the front.

This one called “Passing the Torch” in Jaws, Maui, from January, 2010, and this one is my favorite Big Wave Video.

Laird Hamilton (around 46 to 48 years old)  the mentor for Ian Walsh (around 30?), and they are both mentoring Billy Kemper (early 20’s?).   The music by Guerilla Jazz is pretty awesome, and kind of ironic for a video of some incredible 50 foot tow in surf at Jaws.

I put both of these online in the last year, but if you have a nice screen to watch these, crank up the tunes and watch these, totally awesome.

This is called Kelly Slater @ Jaws & Rob Machado @ Pipeline

Thus endeth my obsession for the day of huge wave video.

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