Video of Paul at Hightowers today, a nice Coverup and Exit! 8 foot to double overhead EPIC waves today! Friday should be fun but NNW Winds, Thursday , February 12, 9:30 PM Surf Report and Forecast for Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach and Satellite beach surf report (posted 02/12/2015)

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 Paul that I met on a nice 8-9 foot face or so, with a nice Coverup, and working the wall!

Paul’s Coverup on a Nice 8 foot to Double Overhead Day from Art Hansen on Vimeo.

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!

Saturday should be chest to shoulder high, North going South respectively with more direct offshore winds 🙂

I will be producing a Video from the 70 video clips I shot today of the Awesome talent at Hightowers.

Semi Glassy waves by 1 or 2 PM today and glassy by 4 PM today Thursday March 6th in the waist to stomach range, this is the Thursday afternoon Surf report at 12:30 PM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , March 06 2014 posted

Possible glassy waves by 2 PM today and very fun ! … More below…

Scariest Wipeout I have seen in a couple years on this video just below all this surf talk.  Tasmania has the Right, Shipstern Bluff, and this break in the Video which I never heard of, with a 40 plus foot face, and a wall thicker than Teahupoo.  The surfer thought he broke his back

My video just below this line, was one of the epic lefts that came thru on March 3rd,  Monday, a solid head high left, that this guy worked the face to stay ahead of the wave, awesome reading of the wave !  100 YARD PLUS RIDE, VERY SWEET 🙂  Walk On Water video, see our site here:

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Today, Thursday, March 6th, we should have winds, that turn offshore sometime after 1 PM, with waist to stomach high waves, getting bigger of course as you move south.   Very strange , but here is the wind situation.  They started North at midnight, went NE,  as the push of the new smaller swell coming in late today comes in, the winds change to SSE, (this is at the Patrick Air Force base weather station which is the most accurate source of winds for us),  they are now turned south from 8 down to 6 mph, 10 am south at 8, and at 11 am the last reading they were south at 6 mph, so probably noon reading they will be south and by 1 Pm, they should make a shift to SSW, and maybe by 4 or 5 PM, they will turn SW.  So after 1 or 2 PM, there should be solid waist high to stomach high glassy waves south of 8th Street south, but by 6 PM, the little swell will be down to 2 feet probably.

Friday, late afternoon, a new swell starts rolling in, bringing us waist to stomach, but, the winds will be offshore strong, so they may literally blow it flat. If not, it should be fun, but it will bring solid waist to chest high waves for Saturday, and clean to semi-glassy conditions all day Saturday for the North only. (The Cape thru 4rth street North).  If it turns NNW, then Satellite Beach will have some shoulder high plus waves and semi-glassy, yeah !

Sunday, will be waist to chest high with light north winds my guess in the 6 to 8 mph range with a strong change of turning NNW or NW, then , it could be great not only North but also down South.

WIPEOUT FROM HELL – featuring James Hollmer-Cross from Tim Bonython Productions on Vimeo.

It was Chest to head high glass Today for March 3rd , this is the Monday evening March 3rd Surf report at 7:45 PM, forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , March 03 2014 posted

Yes, we had some one to two foot overhead drops on some of the sets today!  Solid Chest to Head high waves, See the Video below 🙂  How bout Tuesday?

Tuesday should be thigh to waist high, with maybe a few chest high sets, but my guess is down south only on the upper end.  Winds should be great everywhere,  WNW at daybreak, turning NW and then to North by around Noon.

Video shot in Satellite Beach, by Walk On Water Productions 🙂

Video of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review is live and there for eternity , posted January 1 2014

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 🙂


Thanks for the Opportunity,

Oldwaverider (Art)

Video of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review 2011-2013 will be live January 1st 2014 ! and more waves coming :)

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.

Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video - December 2013
Screenshot capture of Johnson Avenue Surfers 3 Years in Review Video – December 2013

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!

Happy New Year, and Be Safe 🙂


HAWAIIAN: THE LEGEND OF EDDIE AIKAU Directed by Sam George was on ESPN , so watch when it comes on again, posted October 01, 2013

Wonderful story of a Man with so much guts, inspiration, love of people, and a great Surfer.  If they show this again, be sure to watch.  The image below is from ESPN here:



Sunday morning, perhaps, thigh to waist, and glassy :) , Saturday night September 21 , 8:30 PM Surf Update , Surf Report ,Surf forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach , September 21, 2013 posted

Today was Awesome, Waist to Shoulder high, depending on how far south you went 🙂    Johnson Ave had one of those rare days, where the form held tight and perfect for 3 or 4 hours, and very light onshore winds, with long lines, and a few hundred yard rides to be had,  well, on a longboard.  Below is a video I shot of the pier this morning from 9 to 10 AM.

Waves Sunday?  Down below… is showing 6 to 8 mph offshore winds, SSW turning SW by maybe 9 or 10.  MSW is showing twice that on wind speed, so I guess we’ll see which model shows up first.  I go with   Anyhow;  Sunday should be some knee to thigh high for the Cape, and waist high plus down south.  Enjoy, I believe it’s the last day of this swell 🙂


Kelly Slater in the Stands, hey, I had the camera in my hands for the Bikini contest, timing is everything :) posted Monday, 10 PM September 02 2013

Kelly Slater, in the judges stands, 11 time ASP World Champ,  so yeah, I was excited even if I am 55 🙂


Heidi’s Jazz Club, and my buddy Les playing Saxophone Friday nights, “In the Mood” song by Glenn Miller and Surf Report Update n Forecast for the Cape and Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, …posted August 25, 2013

If you ain’t 50 or older, then you may ask, what the _ _ _ _?  Why is this guy posting a Glenn Miller song, “In the Mood” on Johnson Avenue Surfers?  We do have waves coming for Monday! See below…

My buddy here in Cape Canaveral, plays the Saxophone, and nails this classic Big Band Jazz song by Glenn Miller.  (Jimmy Stewart played the movie, which was black and white, haha).

My buddy Les is about 80 years old, and you’d never know it;  hope you enjoy it below:  (ps – I also added the original Glenn Miller band video below my buddy Les so you could compare)

He also gave me a 40 year old “Infinity” surfboard from Ocean Beach Surf Shop, where I took a surf trip back in 1979 🙂

And here is Glenn Miller, it’s a low rez video, so that’s why it’s smaller:

UPDATE: The Surf Report Below was done 2 hours ago, when the swell model was “bigger”.  Now it looks like maybe Monday afternoon it will wait to hit even CCB , and waist high is now the size call, sorry, models change every 6 hours, and the report below was from an earlier model, at the tail end of it, if u will 🙂  (This update was done at 7:38 PM EST Sunday night)

We have a very steep angle swell, a Northeast swell, that will be blocked out by the Cape, but should hit Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach well, and by late Monday, it may trickle in to us finally.  Should be a wind swell, no ground swell, but will give us some waist high waves here by Monday night, and should give us some chest high waves Monday late morning in Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach, with NE winds in the 8 to 10 mph range in the morning, so it could be fun.

Tuesday should be more of the same.  Have Fun!

posted by Oldwaverider

Small almost medium Swell on the way for Sunday ! The Pier to Patrick video by Walk on Water Productions, Clean your board for the Hurricane season ! Saturday afternoon August 17 , 3:15 PM Surf Update , Surf Report ,Surf forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach – August 17, 2013 posted

Tropical Storm Erin should give some waist to possible chest high chop waves Sunday thru Wednesday, and maybe a Waist high glassy morning on Thursday, or Friday, or somewhere in there, if the storm doesn’t weaken anymore.  🙂   As soon as it gets 150 miles North of Central Florida, those winds could blow offshore and give us some glass.

Compliments of hurricane tracking screenshot
Compliments of hurricane tracking screenshot

CLEAN YOUR SURFBOARD !  Yes, I just stripped my Winter wax off my board, and yes, it was melting before I got it into the water during the last swell 🙂

Below is a link to a great article about cleaning your wax.  And for the final touches,  Turpentine or Gasoline works to get the residue off.  NO ACETONE OR MINERAL SPIRITS !  THAT WILL DAMAGE THE FINISH ON YOUR BOARD !

Clean your board article here:

The Pier to Patrick – Candid footage of locals n friends – Oct n Nov 2012 from Art Hansen on Vimeo.