Tuesday morning w Tropical Storm Kate looks potentially epic! Plus, 50-70 foot Belharra Surf video from the Epic Hercules swell last year! This morning is probably fun down south with south winds :) Updated Monday afternoon, 11/09/2015 at 3:00 PM


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.

Surf video of TS Ida at the Pier, plus, Sunday morning 11/08, could be clean, waist to chest, maybe glassy and fun, but early early … Posted Saturday afternoon, 11/07/2015 at 5:20 PM


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.

Fun waves coming for Thursday morning 10/29 and Friday morning, and a chance of this afternoon. Posted Wednesday morning, 10/28/2015 at 10:20 AM


We have almost a ground swell rolling in today.  As the swell period approaches 9 and 10 seconds, we should start to see longer lines.

It may be disorganized this afternoon, even if the winds turn offshore after 3 pm, because there is a 2nd , and 3rd swell pushing from the south that is fighting against the ENE wind/groundswell rolling in.

Thursday morning at daybreak, should be waist high plus, with some solid chest high sets in Satellite Beach and glassy!.  Winds look to be offshore, from the West until late morning at least.

Friday morning could be 6 inches bigger and glassy.

If you’re lucky, this afternoon could be fun when it starts to turn offshore.  And Even now, with the winds straight South, well that is 32 degrees offshore at Playlinda, and 26 degrees offshore at Sebastian Inlet.  But only 10 degrees offshore in Satellite Beach, so with 15 mph South winds, Satellite will still be bumpy.

More Surf Video of Big Wednesday w/ Soundtrack – T.S. Ida – Satellite Beach – Big Day Sunday expected for Hurricane Joaquin, posted Saturday night 10/03 , 10:50 PM


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!

Oldwaverider

Hurricane Sandy best surf video just to wet your tongue :) , plus, Keep your eyes set for Sunday morning (maybe Saturday before dark) as our best possible day of waves since this video :) Posted , 10/02 at 8:17 AM


Hurricane-Joaquin-Friday-2pm-10-02-15-compliments-of-Magicseaweed
Hurricane-Joaquin-Friday-2pm-10-02-15-compliments-of-Magicseaweed. CLICK IMAGE FOR A READABLE SIZE, LOL

See Video below of the best Florida Hurricane Surf video I have seen, but Here’s the update on Saturday and Sunday Surf.  Hurricane Joaquin will not be hitting us as hard Saturday or Sunday as the models first said.  But only by 1 foot drop on the models for Sunday.  Saturday, it doesn’t appear to be coming in as intense.

Saturday, expect head high with bigger sets at the Pier, and head high to 2 feet overhead in Satellite w a few bigger sets. Winds start out NW at daybreak, and progress to WNW, from 10-12 mph at daybreak, increasing to 15-18 as the day progresses.

Sunday is “The Day” now.  I still believe there will be double overhead sets in Satellite Beach, but not bigger than that now.  Only on the clean-up sets if u will 🙂  At the Pier, expect 2 foot overhead to even a rare 3 to 5 foot overhead wave.  Winds on Sunday start out West and increase to WSW, 8 mph at daybreak and increase to 12-15 mph, maybe a little more by late afternoon.

Check out the video below, which I think is the best Surf Video footage of Florida and RC’s that I have seen.  These guys at Pure Ocean TV,  I have tons of respect for 🙂

Hurricane Sandy, it was so much fun that day, October 28th, 2012,  in the morning when the tide was high and over the steps at RC’s.  These guys got there may 30 minutes after I left and went to Hightowers 🙂

and then , there’s the drive back to the Cape, to catch a smaller , session, when you’re feeling your age, LOL

Same day as the video i took and posted on the 1st, just decided I was exahausted and wanted a few more rides, and less battling the paddle back out, LOL, photo by Mike Melito, September 30, 2015
Same day as the video i took and posted on the 1st, just decided I was exahausted and wanted a few more rides, and less battling the paddle back out, LOL, photo by Mike Melito, September 30, 2015

Surf Video from Big Wednesday, plus, Friday morning should be really nice head high with NW winds in Satellite Beach for a couple hours. Posted Thursday night, 10/01 9:30 PM


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.

Sunday morning 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.

Get excited, and grab your best big wave gun!

Oldwaverider

8 to 12 foot faces today in Satellite Beach, Surf video of one ride, huge surf for Thursday and Friday. Posted Wednesday, 09/30/15 at 4:15 PM


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 🙂

Thursday morning 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.

We’ll update y’all on Thursday!

Oldwaverider

I believe the swell will rebuild by 3 feet at the 120 buoy by 1 am tonight for Wednesday morning. AND THE SESSION TODAY : It was balls to the walls in Satellite at 7:15 this morning! Yeah, solid 6-9 foot faces with a number of 10 foot faces and quite a few barrels.


Jetty Park was some chest high sets this morning.  The Pier had a few head high sets.  But this NE swell was blocked by 40% in North  Cocoa Beach and the Jetty.

Typical size that we saw today in Satellite BeachIt was insane power in Satellite Beach and solid 3 to 4 foot overhead (meaning a few 10 foot faces), and barrels were definitely to be had!  Perfect glass SSW to SW winds at 3-6 mph, but coming up the face the winds proabably hit 15-20 mph magnified, so it made for some tough dropins on a light longboard.  But everyone tore it up!

Typical size at Hightowers that we saw today - photo by Mike MelitoThe 120 buoy dropped 3 feet from it’s first big peak yesterday, and even at 5 am today it hit 8.2 feet at 11 or 12 seconds, but now to 6.2 feet at 12 seconds at 10 am.  BUT !!!!  MY PREDICTION IS; that some time between 10 PM and 1 AM, the 120 buoy will jack up to 9 feet and hit 13 seconds, so Wednesday morning which will throw some 10 – 12 foot faces at the two Satellite Beach breaks.  The winds should be perfect Wednesday morning at 4-7 mph WNW.  The power will be frickin awesome, it was today at 5 ft @ 10 seconds,  so 5 ft @ 11 seconds for Wednesday morning will be 10 to 20 percent more power and size 🙂  If the swell doesn’t start climbing by 9 pm at the 120 mile buoy, I will try to put an update if the models change and it doesn’t go huge in the morning.

Thursday morning should be solid chest to 1 foot overhead, North going South with semi brisk 6 NW winds early and picking up to 10 mph perhaps by mid-morning.

Friday looks real strong angled offshore so it will be fairly textured, not as pretty but still nice size, chest high probably.

The Question, Should I do Tuesday morning or afternoon? We know Wednesday morning is perfect offshore. Posted Monday Evening 8:45 PM 09/28


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 to 5 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 Friday still look incredible with at least chest high and glassy both mornings.  Gotta love that upper level windshear.

Tuesday afternoon could be Epic! Wednesday morning looks Epic! Swell hits today/evening. Posted Sunday afternoon 3:50 PM 09/27


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!

Be safe, and be balsy!

Oldwaverider