The 120 buoy has had some 6 foot readings in the 11 second period range as of 5:00 PM today and around 8 PM, with some 9 second readings mixed in. So this is part two of the swell we have had,along with a new swell rolling in.
It should be offshore , turning NW in the 4-8 mph range Sunday morning. High tide around 4:08 am, so by 7:30 it should start having some juice to it, provided no morning sickness is upon us. I think it will be waist to rib high and fairly glassy down south. The size up North should be more like the waist high range.
A few photos below of Hurricane Ida and Oldwaverider, shot by my buddy Mike Melito, the big day, but in my old age, some days, I don’t want to battle the 8-12 foot face days paddle out, and in this case, I headed back North to Canaveral, skipping my favorite Satellite Beach Breaks. So i went soft a few days, 🙂
Surf video of TS/Hurricane Ida at the Cocoa Beach Pier, with Dennis of Core Surf and a couple others. Beautiful leftovers of Ida 🙂
Nice little wind swell moving in for Sunday morning, with perhaps waist to chest high clean, and maybe, just maybe glassy for an hour or so near daybreak Sunday morning. Satellite Beach is your best bet to get the size. If it blows offshore, probably from daybreak , for an hour , then light SE to East winds in the 3-5 mph range, building in speed as the morning grows older 🙂 (hopefully it won’t be a scattered thundershower to throw the winds whacko)
We may have a chest high plus and glassy day between Monday and Wednesday, so watch the wind charts, or check back here.
Sunday morning should be the day!Saturday was a dissapointment, except maybe for folks at the pier. But there was still some 50 yard rides for all, in other North breaks. The problem was caused by a secondary swell, that was aiming North to South from 3 am Saturday till maybe 3 Pm , a swell that was 3.5 feet at @ 6 seconds. So that was putting the bump in the middle of the swell in the morning , more noticeable down south, but took the juice out of much of the swell even up North.
Here’s a video compilation of Big Wednesday of Ida,with a nice soundtrack by Guerilla Jazz, called “One Day We’ll Be gone”, they are from Maui, Hi.
Sunday , the Hurricane Joaquin has dropped a little in size models, and now it also looks like the “size” arrives at it’s Peak, by around Noon to maybe 2:30 Pm or so. We have a secondary swell, but a very minimal one pointing south again, but I don’t think it will cause much issue, not like today anyhow. We do have West winds at the 120 buoy, so that could hold back some of the swell. I think we can look for Shoulder high plus at the Pier, with some bigger sets, and Satellite Beach should see some 10 foot rogue sets, with a lot of 6-9 foot sets.The winds shoudl be WNW at daybreck around 8 to 10 mph, switching to West down to around 6 to 8 mph.
Monday and Tuesday look big and fun also. Enjoy, and watch out for the bait fish predators!
Friday should be really nice, with waist high plus at the Pier, and Head high plus in Saturday in Satellite Beach.Winds should be around NW, in a brisk 8 to 12 mph at daybreak.
Here’s another short video clip from Big Wednesday in Satellite Beach. It started as a near double overhead face, tapering off quick, but made for a nice , perfect ride without almost a coverup.
Saturday, as the Easterly swell begins to piggyback this powerful NE swell we’ve had, and it should start arriving by noon or 1 PM Saturday morning, and all through the night. It should be 2 feet overhead by mid-afternoon, getting close to double overhead by dark.Winds look to be offshore most of the day.
Sundaymorning could be massive, and hit double overhead for the entire morning.It has a chance of reaching the status of Hurricane Sandy, with Very strong offshore West winds, perhaps in the 12-20 mph range.
Was it Huge and Epic today or what?CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF A DOUBLE (well almost double) OVERHEAD DROP, with the face size dropping quickly to 8 or 9 foot face, but still an awesome wave and ride in Satellite Beach today.
Satellite Beach was perfect walls/lines coming in, with minimal closeouts, and wave faces in the 8 to 12 foot range, yeah that’s right , the biggest sets had 12 foot faces! I may have gotten a 10 or 11 foot face on video, but since the huge sets were infrequent, none of the 12 surfers out, wanted to wait out there. BUT IT WAS PERFECT FORM!
I confess, I have been less than in top shape, so after my 7-10 foot face epic session in Satellite Beach the day before, I decided to surf the end of my street, where it was only 5 to 8 foot faces 🙂
Thursdaymorning should be some 7-9 foot faces with maybe a few 10’s left over with glass 🙂
Friday, should should be head high to overhead, and possible glass for North Cocoa Beach and the Cape.
Saturday, has the new storm coming in to piggy back Ida, and right now, is look to be 10-12 foot faces or bigger in Satellite Beach, with very strong offshore winds.
Is Tuesday morning going to be the best offshore time, or is late afternoon, which is also low tide? The swell is holding it’s own at the 120 buoy as of 7 PM. The swell climbed back up to 8.5 feet @ 11 seconds. Probably either or. It was big and calm , turning 4 mph onshore this morning with up to 2 foot overhead sets in Satellite Beach.
Below, is another video sample of what we could see on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning.I shot these videos from Hurricane Gonzalo last year in early October, within 2 weeks of Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday AM, the winds show mostly light SSW which is sideshore in N CCB and the Cape, and if light, then it can be a nice offshore wind for Satellite Beach. Weather.com shows 2-5 mph SSW up until 10 AM and then increasing to maybe 8 or 10. But by 1 PM, it looks to be blowing SW and with a Northeast swell, this is generally the best conditions for Satellite Beach. Well, except straight west or NW, depending on the swell. The point is, will it be clean and perfect in the AM, or mirror glass and perfect in the afternoon? Either way, we should see waist to chest high in the Cape, chest to shoulder high plus at the Pier with perhaps a few overhead sets. And 2 to 3 foot overhead sets in Satellite Beach throughout the day.
Wednesday still looks epic all day. It still looks to be about the same as Tuesday and perhaps better, unless we see the swell comes in early and peaks on Tuesday. For now, the models show to be increasing for Wednesday morning to5 feet @ 11 seconds. So a swell that size has the ability to throw double overhead waves. 2 to 3 foot overhead for sure.
Thursday and Fridaystill look incredible with at least chest high and glassy both mornings. Gotta love that upper level windshear.
Will we see some of Ida hit this afternoon? I believe so. It officially hit the 120 buoy at around 4 feet @ 1 1 seconds at 10 AM this morning, and hit 6.6 ft @ 13 seconds at 2:50 PM at the 120 mile buoy!
I believe it’s time to re-circulate, the Hurricane Gonzalo video, (from October of last year:) to share what Wednesday morning and Tuesday night could hold for us 🙂
So It should hit the 20 mile buoy partial I hope at the 3:50 PM reading. Hopefully over 4 feet at 12 seconds. Why do I care? Because, I would like it to hit something at our beaches before 6 pm so we can get a taste of the storm tonight.
Monday morning it will be chest to head high with light onshore winds.5% chance of offshores for one hour early, but most likely 2-6 mph easterly in some fashion.
Tuesday, it will be slight offshore in South CCB and Satellite Beach (meaning south winds), but by late afternoon Tuesday, it could be 4-6 foot swells, or 4 to 7 foot faces on the biggest sets, with a sneaker big one, in Satellite Beach and glassy close to dark and maybe glassy as early as 2 or 3 pm. The swell angle isn’t too step NE, so it should be waist high at least at the Cape by Tuesday afternoon/eveving. NOTE: THE WINDS ARE SHOWING SW for Tuesday late afternoon/evening, which is full offshore down south, and sideshore or slight offshore at the Cape. SW is offshore at the Cape but SSW is sideshore.
Wednesday morning should be the Epic big glassy day everywhere if the models hold up for the 4rth day in a row. 4-6 foot swells early, 5 to 8 foot plus faces and in Satellite Beach with maybe bigger sets on a rogue basis 🙂 See video above for possible size …
And there is waves all week, and a new big swell coming in next weekend!
What can we expect for surf on Wednesday, Thurs and Friday?
Now, it looks like our NE steep angled swell, could hit our Pier (the Cape will be blocked out Wednesday AM probably and for half the size on Thursday), by as early as 6-9 AM Wednesday morning it could land on our beaches.
So Wednesday, with a prayer, could be waist high at the Pier, and waist plus in Satellite, with NW winds.
Thursday,the model has dropped for the NE swell that comes in, from my post yesterday,but still looks like it could hit chest high on Thursday, with perhaps NNW to NW winds, very light , like 3-6 mph. So it could be awesome, not powerful, but not mushy either 🙂
Friday,as I shared yesterday is a totally different swell, and is a solid 2.5 feet at 12 second ground swell, so it depends on the winds for size.If it does blow NW, we could see waist to chest high plus at the pier, and waist to shoulder high in Satellite Beach, with some semi-rogue 🙂 much larger sets in both places once in a while.NOTE: 3 feet at 12 seconds has produced 6-9 foot faces before, back during Hurricane Leslie in 2012, in Satellite, but not much smaller at the Pier.These 5 photos were shot of Hurricane Leslie, 3 foot @ 12 seconds swell in September by my friend Mike Melito, so, 2.5 at 12 seconds could easily produce chest high plus, if the winds are offshore. Just Sayin …
Today was none other than epic in Satellite Beach! 8 foot to double overhead faces, I have lots of Video footage. Some Awesome talent out there today 🙂
Surf update, below video! It was amazing the difference today between the Pier which was rib high this morning at 6:45, and in Satellite Beach it was 10 foot plus faces at 7:15, turning double overhead by 9 or 10 AM
Video below of a guy Paulthat I met on a nice 8-9 foot face or so, with a nice Coverup, and working the wall!
A double Overhead ride below, same day, same time:
Friday, should be chest high plus at the Cape or Pier, and probably 1 to 2 foot overhead plus in Satellite Beach.The winds are looking NNW in the 8 to 15 mph range, so surfing North of 4rth street North is your best bet. NNW is onshore in Satellite Beach. Still, should be fun waves!
Saturdayshould be chest to shoulder high, North going South respectivelywith more direct offshore winds 🙂
I will be producing a Video from the 70 video clips I shot today of the Awesome talent at Hightowers.