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Big incoming windswell approaching but more on that in a minute…THURSDAY NIGHT SURF UPDATE, FINALLY!  SEE BELOW THE VIDEO, FOR Thurs. 10/11/12, 11 PM update;

Here is a Surf Video that a buddy of mine from high school’s Son  (David ) went on and just got back from El Salvador, four of them surfed spectacular waves.

On October 2, 2012 four friends traveled south from Florida to Punta Roca, El Salvador in search of the best waves they could possibly find. David Bondy influenced Truc Nguyen, Drew Hoffman, and Jeremy Romero to go on a 3 day trip that turned into a experience of a life time. Enjoy some of the out of control footage from this 3 day adventure.

Edited by: Chuck Magid

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The Bondy Collection & Magid Music Hope you enjoy the video, an nice job of ripping, a great section in the middle of some classic wipeouts, and some all around good size with some big sets to add a thrill.  Enjoy the video!

We have a huge wind swell coming in that should have a number of overhead chop days, high tides will be the more user friendly paddle out 🙂  Look for next Wednesday (10/17) as a big, overhead ground swell and glassy day, with a chance of some North wind glass on Tuesday morning, but not as big as Wednesday the 17th.  Yes, it’s almost a week out so the glassy day can change, but that’s the call for now.

Enjoy the fact that we have lots of waves coming, chop or whatever.

Have a Great Friday!

Oldwaverider


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Classic Waves today!  The slideshow is a 7 shot sequence of one wave.  (The full size images are below if you want to click on them for full screen size)

My old high school/surf buddy Mike came over from Lakeland and we had a great waist to shoulder/head high perfect glass surf session behind his condo at 4rth street North.  It was perfect glass up until maybe 10:30-11, but when it became photo time the winds jacked up to 12 or 15 mph SSW to SW so the perfect lines and smooth glass were gone, but it was still fun and nice waist to shoulder high waves.  Plenty of 100 yard plus rides were had before the winds change 🙂 !!!  If you want to see the full size images , than click on them below, it is the same photos that are in the slideshow.

My buddy MIke from Lakeland on a nice shoulder/head high right, zoomed way out. 4rth Street North, December 7 2011. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

My buddy MIke from Lakeland on a nice shoulder/head high right, zoomed way out. 4rth Street North, December 7 2011. Image 1 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Image 2 of 7 sequence, Mike. 4rth street North, NE swell.

Image 2 of 7 sequence, Mike. 4rth street North, NE swell.

Thursday waves…it should get almost blown flat tonight with 15 to 20 mph offshore winds that are bringing in this cold front from the central US.  Maybe thigh high waves with 15 to 20 mph NNW winds switching to N by 9ish AM.  Plus 45 plus ° air temps in the morning. The incoming swell doesn’t have any fetch really since it’s coming off land instead of water, so I think we’ll just have some chop with 3 foot faces or so until late Saturday.  Hit’s too hard to tell with a leaving swell and a land mass cold front blowing it away 🙂

MIke on the same wave, Image 3 of 7 in set.

MIke on the same wave, Image 3 of 7 in set.

Saturday we a small NE’ ster combining with a totally massive Easterly swell that totally combine by Sunday night. Could be some 3 to 4 foot face chop on Saturday.

Sunday, may have some waist to chest high glass (waist- Cape, chest-Satellite),  with a big jump in size by evening, along with a jump in winds up to 20 mph NNE.

Image 4 of 7 in set.

Image 4 of 7 in set.

Monday, big NE winds over 20 mph, and 8 to probably 11 foot chop down South and maybe 5 to 8 foot chop at the Cape by Monday morning.

Image 5 of 7, MIke on a long right shoulder/head high high wave.

Image 5 of 7, MIke on a long right shoulder/head high high wave.

He just got ahead of the section of white water...a nice reward for getting pounded by some white water trying to toss you off your board.  Image 6 of 7 in set.

He just got ahead of the section of white water...a nice reward for getting pounded by some white water trying to toss you off your board. Image 6 of 7 in set.

It was a nice wall that held up forever, even with a slight gauntlet to run.  This guy figures Mike is gonna get dumped on, or maybe he doesn't see Mike on his 100 yard ride.  Only 4 of us out, so the crowd factor was nice :) Image 7 of 7 in sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

It was a nice wall that held up forever, even with a slight gauntlet to run. This guy figures Mike is gonna get dumped on, or maybe he doesn't see Mike on his 100 yard ride. Only 4 of us out, so the crowd factor was nice 🙂 Image 7 of 7 in sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Big overhead chop continues thru Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll know more as the swell approaches.

Oldwaverider



Music by the Fyoogs http://thefyoogs.com

(That’s the kind of music that should be in a surf video, as opposed to rap 😉

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Image 1 of 5, MIke on a shoulder high right at 4rth street, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011, taken by yours truly :)

Image 1 of 5, MIke on a shoulder high right at 4rth street, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011, taken by yours truly 🙂

Okay, you know my obsession with huge wave video…This was the contest that Kelly Slater won (as I mentioned in a post a week ago), where Kelly skipped the J-Bay ASP event to catch the Epic 30 foot plus Fiji surf back in July at Cloudbreak, which gave him the warmup that he wanted or needed to explode at Teahupoo Billabong Pro.  Some of the waves in this video have 20 foot plus overhead barrels, and some brutal looking wipeouts. Okay, my digression is over, back to Maria photos and incoming surf…

Image 2 of 5, MIke on a shoulder high right at 4rth street, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 2 of 5, MIke on a shoulder high right at 4rth street, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

We have our incoming windswell Nor’easter rolling in, it just hit at 11 AM,  4.5 ft at 9 seconds at the 120 buoy and the 20 mile is showing 3.5 feet at 10 seconds, so we should be seeing some waist high choppy waves at the Cape and some chest high chop down South.  It appears that this wind swell is gonna hang for the next 3 to 5 days, around the same size, and with onshore winds.  At least we’ll have something rideable, though I’m just gonna let my wounds heal from the last two hurricanes/tropicals 🙂

Image 3 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 3 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 4 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 4 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 5 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 5 of 5, Tropical Storm Maria, Thursday September 15, 2011

Image 1 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

Image 1 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

Image 2 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

Image 2 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

Image 3 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

Image 3 of 3, Mike on a shoulder high left, Thursday September 15th, 2011, Tropical Storm Maria, photo by Art

The photos are from Slater Lane/4rth street North on Thursday (9/15/2011) taken by myself of my old surf buddy from Lakeland Mike.  The first set is a sequence of 5 shots of a nice shoulder high right.  The next is a shoulder high left of 3 shots.  Really fun, epic day!

I’ll be posting more photos from the Cape and the neighborhood, and some more photos from Katia down at O’ Club, in the next week.

Later,

oldwaverider


SURF REPORT!  NO WAVES IN SIGHT.  Sorry.

Saturday morning waves at Hightowers at daybreak,  stomach to chest high and glassy with insane lefts and really fun rights.  High tide was damping a lot of spots, I even saw 3 cars leave 2nd light while I was at the light.   Hangers was too high tide, but Hightowers was rockin.

Now, for an old friend from high school filmed by another old friend Gary Powell (he’s not old, just a friend from way back 😉 …

Check out the video here…

Tony McMahon,  a friend from way back (high school ouch!),  playing lead guitar for Sky Dogs The Project Movie.  Tony in the black shirt with the trippin red trim shirt.

He ripped “Free Bird” better than Lynrd back then in high school.  Ain’t no one that would argue that!

This is a concert on May 15th, 2011 in Gainesville, FL, they’re playing classic Southern Rock, especially Allman Brothers.

Enjoy the vid folks, Tony hammers it 🙂

oldwaverider