I meant to post yesterday. For 3 days now, Fridayhas looked like Shoulder high an glassy , or chest to head, from the Pier working South.
Winds should be WNW at daybreak, in the 8 -12 mph range, and then slow down to maybe 9 or 10, and out of the NW by 9 or 10 am.
Low tide is 6: 30 AM in Satellite Beach, so dawn patrol is looking great. Brisk offshore winds should start around 2 in the morning, so it ought to be glassy at daybreak with no morning sickness I hope. The photo below should be about what we see !
We have a very cool, unique group of Surfer friends in the neighborhood. And I felt rather obsessed to share the still images and video that I have shot the last few years of as many of us as I could.
I apologize that 3 or 4 people, I was just not around, to get as much photos or video as I could, and in some of the photos, I was forced to shoot footage directly into the Sun, which can definitely degrade the photo or footage. But with that said, I do hope y’all enjoy this, I tried to create in a way to bridge the Young and the Old 🙂
THREE YEARS IN REVIEW VIDEO of Johnson Avenue Surfers will be live on January 1st, 2014, yeah tomorrow 🙂
My apologies for not sharing any reports for the last couple of swells we have had; as Y’all know, my main focus, is to share the Awesome Talent and Efforts, of those that surf from around the Neighborhood, by catching them on Camera or Video. This may be at the end of our street, the Jetty, the Cocoa Beach Pier, Satellite Beach and anywhere in between.
It’s taken me 70 or so hours to compile this baby, so that’s why I’ve been away from sharing any updates, and we all know that Surfline, Seaweed and Ross are there for that purpose anyhow 🙂
I will post the Video sometime New Years Day or tonight if I finish in time. The Surfers present are Chad, Don, Dr. John, Sunny, Me (Oldwaverider), Chuck, Chris (Orlando), Joe (Boston), Lacey, Mike (my buddy from Lakeland), Dave (Sunny’s dad), Scooter, Ron, Tim C., Dennis (Core Surf), and Paul (Jeremy’s kin and the Emu Bird Man).
I apologize if I missed anyone, and if I did, and you know I have footage of you, let me know, and I will update the final Video. The Soundtrack part will be provided by Bob Marley, Guerilla Jazz of Hawaii (I hope) and perhaps one other artist. I tried to use the Shins, but they have the U.S. blocked from using their copyright, so the tunes may have some change if YouTube lets me know.
Thanks for letting me capture the Great Times and Awesome Talent & People in sharing this compilation with You!
Hurricane Rafael should be sending us some Chest to Head High waves with some glass Tuesday…more in a minute
These photos I took at J-Ave from around 11:30 to 12:30 Pm. Monday morning October 15, 2012 , they are the remains of our outgoing swell, with the piggyback of Hurricane Rafael coming in. I got pictures of 3 or 4 people but these were a range of thigh to shoulder high drops/waves. Chuck had some really nice long rides come thru on this session 🙂
Tuesday morning at DAWN PATROL, we should have some NW to NNW winds in the 6 to 12 mph range from chest to head high from the Cape going to Satellite Beach. By 10 AM (here at the Cape), the winds turn North, so anywhere South, the winds will be sideshore to onshore. Best best is the Jetty to 4rth Street North. Minuteman causeway, NNW winds are usually onshore winds or sideshore at best.
Anyhow Tuesday, I am calling Rib to Chest high at the Cape, and Head High down South. It is hard to tell if the long period part of Rafael has hit the 120 mile buoy, I don’t think it will really hit till late tonight. Winds start offshore SW at around 4 mph at 11 PM tonight, and by 8 AM tuesday moring, they wrap around to NW and NNW by 9 AM, so DAWN PATROL IS CRITICAL! Plus, the tide will be low going high (high tide around 8:45 AM Cocoa Beach), so a 7 AM paddle out is best, else, high tide with onshore winds is your option by 10 AM 🙂 Wednesday morning should be bigger than Tuesday 5 foot at 13 second period, so that’s a powerful swell, with Shoulder high at the Cape (with bigger sets), and Overhead sets in Satellite Beach. (Satellite Beach could see some 2 to 3 foot overhead rogue sets)The winds are North for Wednesday morning, up until maybe 8:30 to 9 AM in the 8 mph to 10 range which is slight offshore for the Cape down to 4rth Street North, and onshore South of Minuteman Causeway.
Thursday morningcould be rib to chest high from the Cape to Satellite, with offshore winds for the Cape to 4rth Street North.
We should have waves thru the weekend, but it’s too early to tell on the winds. Tonight, if I see any wind change for Tuesday AM, I’ll do a quick update.
I hope you enjoy the photos/surf pictures of brother Chuck here at the Cape.
What’s going on with Saturday and Sunday morning with Hurricane Leslie part two, building?.…………………Morn in a second on that;
These photos are from Satellite Beach from Thursday morning, after the glass took a turn when the winds switched to South or SSE. It was perfect chest high to head high waves, and my buddy Mike and I, caught a number of 150 yard rides from outside, all the way in. PPPPPPPPPPerfect surf!!!!!!!!!! The surfer is an unknown, but this was the size on the set waves.
The swell will definitely build back up a bit by Saturday, and appears to peak Saturday after dark thru Sunday morning. The storm has de-intensified some, meaning, the double overhead surf for Saturday night or Sunday is gone, but…………………………………. I believe we will still have some 3 foot overhead rogue sets on Saturday and Sunday.
Today is chest high to maybe some head high sets down south (from a morning visual report I got around 8 AM, and very glassy with SW winds. The winds ought to stay offshore until Noon.
Saturday, should be shoulder to head high at daybreak and building thru the day, with 3 foot overhead rogue sets by evening and for Sunday. Winds are SW for Saturday morning in the 5 to 8 mph range, and increasing to 10 or so by Noon. It may stay SW until well after Noon, and then the typical switch to onshore.
Sunday, head high to 2 or 3 foot overhead on the rogue sets with SSW winds, maybe SW winds until late morning, at over 10 mph, so it won’t be as carefree as Saturday, but still should be great.
Monday, should also be overhead and have offshore winds (down south at least on the winds), but by 9 or 10, they may go onshore as the new swell from Hurricane Mike starts sweeping in.
Tuesday and Wednesday, should be big and overhead, but hard onshore winds.
One week of chest to overhead surf with morning glass; when’s the last time that happened from one particular swell/storm?
Enjoy the weekend, and catch the morning epic glass. A gift from God I call it 🙂
PHOTO GALLERY OF A SURFER IN SATELLITE BEACH TODAY
We do have a few waves coming, a windswell that may blow in Saturday, very low period swell, so it may be some waist to chest high chop, and Monday night, maybe a swell…more in a sec
It wasn’t quite breaking at Johnson Ave today (Friday 8/3/2012), and I wasn’t quite ready to start work, so I took a drive down to Satellite Beach, at about 1 to 2 hours after high tide, like 10:30 to 11:30 AM, and took some surf photos of some fun looking 1 to 2.678 foot waves, fairly glassy, only 2 or 3 or 4 people out. And a few other miscellaneous photos, …
We may have a wind swell blow in Saturday sometime to bring us some waist to chest chop until maybe Sunday or so, but it is a low period wind chop, so hard to tell if it will be rideable or not. But, it’s a shot at something, so get excited.
Monday night, we may have a 1 to 1.5 day small ground swell to hit for the evening and for Tuesday morning, in the waist to chest high range. Sunday night and Monday night we’ll update the winds to see if Tuesday looks like it could be a really fun day, or just a day 🙂
Friday Fest tonight at the Cape, so make sure to go support your local Vendors at their booths!
TUESDAY MORNING MINI-CAM LIVE VISUAL UPDATE, SEE BELOW SLIDESHOW ->
OLDWAVERIDER – PHOTO GALLERY
Tuesday morning still looks good, maybe semi-epic again almost like last Monday…more in a minute…
These photos my buddy Mike took of me while he and Steve shouted In-sensitive comments to me down below as I attempted to grab a few waves as a Senior Citizen amongst the younger crowds 🙂
Pretty fun session for sure, from Saturday night the 14th of July 2012.
Tuesday looks to be Waist to Chest high going from the Cape to Satellite Beach. Winds start blowing South by Midnight it looks, which is offshore about 8 or 10 degrees in Satellite Beach, but onshore here at the Cape. But by daybreak, it turns SSW around 5 to 8 mph, and I bet we get an hour of SW winds, so the Cape should be clean and fun, and down South , glassy and chest high.
Below is the Tuesday morning 7:30 AM, mini cam update.
Wednesday ought to have NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINAL SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH VIDEOAND THE 747 PIGGYBACK RIDE WITH SHUTTLE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTEplus a little Surfing in it on the same launch day with Scooter and some still shots of Chad on our epic day in April or May of this year (2012, for future readers 🙂
SATURDAY NIGHT 10:30 PM SURF UPDATE FOR SUNDAY MORNING! The winds are supposed to lay down to around 5 mph East in the Am, instead of the 10 to 15 mph that I thought would be here, and the winds may stay light until after lunch. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Well, this looks like a ground swell, so we could have some lines with nice form and rib high waves at the Cape and chest to shoulder high maybe down South with very nice form.
The music is by the Phenomenal “Jack Johnson” , Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Surfer, Videographer, need I say more about Jack? 🙂 The track is titled “Traffic In The Sky”, and the Insane photo is by the great PhotographerMalia Johnson and her husband Stu Johnson, Photographer, they both live in Fiji and shoot the epic “Cloudbreak” and “Restaurants” surfbreaks in Tavuara, Fiji. I have them mentioned in my Links page on this site.
Coming Surf! For 2 days running, it still appears that Monday is the potential Epic Day with chest high waves down South and maybe bigger sets, and waist high plus at the Cape (from a ground swell), with offshore winds maybe all morning. Today the swell starts rolling in slowly, peaks on Sunday with median onshore winds maybe chest high at the Cape, so Sunday at the right tides (high going low), it could be really fun! Tuesdaymay also have some morning offshore winds with the size dropping off some.
When I look at the buoys tonight, I will probably do an update for Sunday and talk about the wind speeds a little more accurately.
Have a Great Weekend and Enjoy Summer Waves! Three summers in a row we have had waves (not including Canes), so our God has been gracious 🙂