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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 🙂

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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


Tuesday , Tropical Storm Kate took a few hours after daybreak to get nice and perhaps awesome.  For those who were patient, here’s a surfing video I shot of friends and others:

 

Lots of Waves coming!  Big chop, but the ground swell in a week will provide some glass 🙂

Oldwaverider (Art)


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


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


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.


Tomorrow may even have a little more punch size for size.  The size, well yeah that will be maybe a foot smaller.  But Saturday till noon ought to be some solid waist high sets still on the sets.  Winds more offshore, probably in the 4 to 8 mph NW to W back to NW, North, etc. 🙂 range.  Possibly offshore till noon or so. Low tide is around 6 am, so that’s also working for us.  Have an awesome Saturday !  The reason why it could have more punch to it, is the Fetch of this wind swell, which may have actually been out 800-1000 miles which is maybe why it looked like a weak groundswell today with the lines instead of peaks, but anyhow, the fetch moves North and gets a second on the swell period, stronger and thicker on the rim of the moving period chart, as it pushes closer to shore Saturday, then it did today.

Actually a shot in Cape Canaveral in 2011, September, but the size Saturday could be the same. Photo by Oldwaverider.


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.


It’s been nice having a fun wind swell the last few days, and even had some power at RC’s of course and the Pier.  I had a blast at the pier Tuesday morning ! But now we have a Ground swell for Thursday and Friday.  My apologies, I still haven’t been able to process the Video for the 5-8 foot face glassy day of our 7 day NE’ster swell the last part of December.

Thursday our 4 feet at 11 second period swell should bring some solid chest to head high waves, with some overhead drops on the bigger sets.  The winds report is a little confusing, because 2 models right now oppose each other.  The models are calling for North winds.  But my call, is NNW winds at daybreak in the 8-12 mph range and should increase to 16 by early afternoon.  I believe it will stay NNW most of the day.  Satellite Beach will be sideshore w maybe 5 degree offshore for a couple hours.

Friday, the swell size drops to 3.5 feet at 11 seconds, but I suspect Friday will be the big day anyhow. Or biggest, and certainly, the most glassy day, and glass jacks up size.  Chest to Head high plus at the Pier with maybe some 1 foot overhead drops, and Satellite should see the same with a greater chance of a few overhead drops.  We have NW winds for a few hours in the morning, but don’t get cocky, the winds turn NNW probably by 11 am in Satellite which is sideshore.  This is the perfect swell for Satellite.  But the Pier should also be awesome, and glassier than down south.  So pick your poison.  Either way, we should have 2 fun days of surf.

Oh, and don’t forget, bring gloves on Friday.  Air temp will be in the 52-56 degree range most of the day, with a wind chill around 3 degrees, so it will feel like 50 until around 11 or 12, then the temp pops up just a little over 60.

Enjoy, should be some power and lots of fun!

Oldwaverider (Art)


Saturday Morning and Hurricane Gonzalo was so Epic at day break, when most of the Walls were peeling fast but makeable.  Saturday, October 18 2014 that is.  Not until 9:30 Am or so, did it be come more challenging to choose a wave 🙂  The video below is the second and probably last long one from Gonzalo.  I shot about 250 clips that day, 150 in Satellite and 100 at the Pier. (Note: the video is still uploading at YouTube and should be done by 1:30 PM or before)


Those of you that were there at our Awesome Rock Break in Satellite Beach, know who you are, and where this was shot.  Thanks for all your great surfing, and footage for me to devour!

And I would like to note, that the biggest wall/wave that came in, was caught by a young lady, and she made the most perfect drop (the wave was peeling fast, but perfect), and I may slow motion that clip by itself, to upload to Magicseaweed.com at the Satellite Beach location, where I have most of my photos and videos posted.

So I had to toss a couple barrels in here in kind of a slow motion (yeah I did take two from last video),  just to show the insides of the barrel, and this one guy with an excellent off the lip on an Epic wave in form and size.

There were quite a few 10 foot faces to show that morning, though the common sets were 6-8 foot faces.  The video is about 4 minutes long, and I did it in 1080P, cause the 720P version annoyed me, LOL 🙂

I hope you enjoy.  AND THANK YOU YOU TUBE FOR PERMITTING ME TO UPLOAD 1080p VIDEO!

Oh, and we do have 3 -5 days of big chop surf coming by Sunday night, Monday morning.

And there is a Surf contest at Spessard Holland Park in Melbourne Beach for Groms, by Gnarly Charlie!.  Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483099941961312/

Have a Great Hump Day folks, and let me know what you think of video!

Oldwaverider (Art)