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The swell for this weekend has been acting like a Black Friday shopper, not making up it’s mind, so is it going to deliver?  I have the 2 charts below, Swell and then Period chart for Monday at 6 am (although, tuesday looks to be the best surf day), but the Monday Period chart, shows that it is a fairly organized swell, very close to a ground swell with a fetch that goes much wider than the map of the U.S.

Swell-Size-Chart-for-Mon-06-20-16-6am-EST - Compliments of Magicseaweed.com for imageryI believe Tuesday is going to the most fun day.  Not the glassiest, but nice size and semi-clean.

The model has finally been holding for 2 days in a row now.  It’s pretty strange to have a NE swell this time of year, let alone a NE swell with this steep of a North angle to it.

 

 

 

 

Period-Chart-for-Mon-06-20-16-6am-EST - Compliments to Magicseaweed.com for imagery :)The Cape and the Pier will be blocked out quite a bit, but by Tuesday, we should all have something to ride, and I believe down South , in Satellite Beach, we can expect solid chest to head high waves, with winds which are hard to call yet, but probably slower than the charts say.  For now, I’m calling 5-10 mph ENE winds, and pretty decent form.  There is only one 2ndary swell behind the major swell, and it is aiming straight East, with less than a foot at 10 seconds, so it shouldn’t be doing anything funky to the form 🙂

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Yep, 3 days now, the models show Thursday with a Ground/background swell coming with rib to chest high waves and glassy.

The video below is actually a foot or two  smaller on the face, than what I expect tomorrow, but it was nice and glassy.  The surfer is my buddy Mike Melito.

The Cape will be blocked out somewhat from this swell.  The Pier should be waist high, and getting bigger, the further south you go.

As it stands, it’s a NE swell, with SW winds in the 8-12 mph range, picking up as the morning progresses.  High tide is around 8 am, which is not optimal, but pick your spot, and it should be fun.  Water temp is down to around 73 from 76 last week, so skin it or vest it.


A 9:10 PM update from the post I made earlier today.  The 120 buoy hit 5.6 feet at 10 seconds at 2 pm, and now at 8 pm reading, it was 5.6 feet at 13 seconds.  The 20 mile buoy was 3 feet at 8 seconds at 6 pm, and now is 3.6 feet at 13 seconds, and the near shore buoy hit 2 feet at 13 seconds around 7 pm.  So it looks like the swell moved in a lot quicker , like 7 hours quicker.  Hope the NW winds are still going to be with us, but at least the swell is here 😉  End 9:10 PM update.

If you get out at 10 or 11, there may be some size, but it may be choppy or heavy N winds.  If you get out at daybreak, it may only be waist high , but glassy 🙂  Why?

Sunday, it should be waist to rib early, and maybe chest high while it’s still semi-glassy, then hard North winds. There is a short window, where the winds are NW in the 6-10 mph range, from daybreak till maybe 8 or 9.  Then they go NNW around 9 or 10 in the 10-15 mph range.  And North by as early as 11 am.  High tide is at 5:20, Air Temp is 59 at daybreak, but warms up to 65 by 9.  Water temp should be 67-68 degrees, so you can vest it or spring it, or just full suit it 🙂

The video below is two short clips of a couple nice little lefts at Hightowers, late in the afternoon on February 8th, 2016.

 

Enjoy Sunday !

Oldwaverider


Will it be big, glassy, warm or cold air for Sunday’s incoming ground swell?  Check it out below !  ………and,  for the Old , well and for the Young, I share a Longboarders video I did the summer of 2014, with photos I brought in from others of Piers, Beachs, all over the US , for variety, and a bunch of talented longboarders surfing a nice rib to shoulder high day in Satellite Beach.  I hope you like the Beach Boys, cause they seemed appropriate for a Longboard and Beach Ladies video array!

 

Well, we’re 3 days out, but for Sunday it looks like rib to chest high with a nice chance of offshore winds for the Northern end of the county.  (Not Playalinda, but for the Cape and North Cocoa Beach.  Winds could be offshore till mid-morning.  It is a one day swell , but a 2ndary wind swell comes in right behind to bring size on Monday, but the chances of big chop on Monday are pretty good.  High tide is 5:20 AM for Satellite Beach, so by 7:30 a good portion of the deep water should be back in the faucet.  Air temp is only 60 low, and 74 for a high, and the weather shows “SUNNY” 03-03-16-clip-art-pictures-of-the-sun-100w for Sunday !

We’ll give a couple updates on the wind and swell, as Sunday comes closer.

Have a Great Thursday, and we hope to have a new Website for you by sometime in March , early April.

Oldwaverider 😉


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.


Can we expect some fun glassy surf tomorrow, on Tuesday?

Tuesday morning, We should have some chest high glassy wind swell out there, that ought make the chilly water worthwhile 🙂  Winds should be offshore till at least early afternoon, and at daybreak, SW winds, brisk, in the 10-12 mph range, low tide around 8:30 am.

Check out the video clip from last Monday, a nice 14 second rib to chest high left (excuse, I couldn’t.  Every 20 minutes, a head high set would come through which actually had more juice and held up better, but only the longboarders were taking advantage of them.  Why?  The shortboarders would have fallen asleep waiting 🙂

Oldwaverider


1:20 PM Tuesday update. Ouch, this swell, deceived us all !  My bad !  But it is offshore right now at 2nd light as of the 12:58 PM reading, 4 mph NW winds.   This morning, is was all warbly , variable disjumbled winds that did start out offshore.  Get it now, while it’s chest high down south and offshore 🙂

End of 1:20 PM Update, Tuesday.

At 5 AM and 5:45 AM, Tuesday morning, here is what we have: The Winds are really strange (almost opposite of what weather.com said last night, MSW winds I don’t usually use, the day of) but I think they’re gonna work out.  At Sebastian Inlet buoy, they were SSW at 5 AM and are now SW, so perfect down there.

At the 2nd light wind gage (on the Patrick AFB), the winds show North at 4 mph (at 4:58 AM).

At the Trident Pier (the onshore buoy at the Cape n Jetty Park) shows NNE at 1.9 mph.

So I think, that at surf time, daybreak, winds will be NW and turn more West by 9 am, at the North end of county, and 2nd light I think will come around NW, so at very light 2-5 mph, so we could have our epic surf this morning 🙂

If it does go offshore as I believe, we should have waist to maybe, chest high with bigger sets at the Pier, and Shoulder high to 1 foot overhead plus sets in Satellite Beach.  High tide at 9:13 Am in Satellite, but with a 4 foot at 12-14 second period swell, I think the swell will break right thru high tide wherever you surf.

It will be cloudy, so skinning it may be chilly 🙂  Water temp is 62.6 and will hit 63 today.  Air temp is 57 at 5:45 but will hit 64 by 10 am.

The waves will only be offshore till 10 am I believe, so get it early !

Oldwaverider 🙂


Maya Gabeira actually went unconscious in the waters of Nazare, back in 2012 or 13.  Carlos Burle rescued her.  She snapped an ankle, and passed out a couple times.  In this video, she faces her fears head on, by getting back in the water in Nazare.  After having two hernias in her back repaired also.  See the video below:

Monday morning should be chest high glass at the Cocoa Beach Pier.  I don’t know how this swell is breaking, as Johnson Avenue is not, even though it has size.  We got a lot of sand dumped here, and even in Hightowers which has been breaking really poorly on a number of swells, including last week.  But hopefully, Monday am at the Pier will be fun 🙂


Check out the video below of one of the beautiful waves in Satellite Beach:

 

granted, the video wasn’t from today, but it was a fantastic waist to rib high day with really long lefts, oh it was fun!  Wished I could have surfed more than an hour 🙂

We have huge 6-11 foot waves come for the next week, and maybe , just maybe we will have a day of glass …


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, 🙂

A Railgrabber backside left, getting ready to lip up

 

A Railgrabber backside left, getting ready to lip up

 

Perfect line right

 

One of the thick lip cleanup sets, that kept us inside a while :) There were some 6-9 foot faces, even up North for us at the Cape with Hurricane Ida