Wednesday night Update, Johnson Avenue Photo Gallery from Sunday October 2 2011 Hurricane Ophelia, Cape Canaveral Friday Fest Street party on October 7th, plus we have an Incoming ENE Huge swell, Surf Report Monday night, Tropical Storm Philippe, Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted Monday October 03, 2011)


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Image 1 of 6 shot sequence. The Florida Gator Girl rips a shoulder high backside left.  I don't know her, but she tore it up out there.  Hurricane Ophelia delivered some beautiful waves for the Cape and Johnson Avenue,  Sunday October 2 2011.  photos by oldwaverider :)
Image 1 of 6 shot sequence. The Florida Gator Girl rips a shoulder high backside left. I don't know her, but she tore it up out there. Hurricane Ophelia delivered some beautiful waves for the Cape and Johnson Avenue, Sunday October 2 2011. photos by oldwaverider 🙂

WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE!  No update 😉  Not really, I’ll go with whatever I wrote below.  Good news on the offshore winds day.   It should be 12 days from today ;(  no,   Just kidding!

But,  Saturday and Sunday both like they have a potential to be double overhead days depending if your willing to do a session in Satellite Beach, and paddle out into 20 to 30 mph ENE winds 🙂

I have no doubt that with a few of the days that its a little smaller, like 2  feet overhead,  and a paddle out right at dead high tide,  there could actually be a fun session with especially long rides (more of a longboard type session mentality that is saying this 🙂

Anyhow, no changes in the report. 

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CAPE CANAVERAL FRIDAY FEST THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH. 6 to 10 PM.  Live entertainment will include “Mo Geetz” on Taylor Avenue & “Lonnie & Delinda” on Poinsetta Avenue.

Thursday morning, looks like chest high at the Cape with some shoulder to head high drops, getting a little more mellow in power toward late afternoon, winds are showing at the Cape to be less than 20 mph ENE before Noon.  Realistically, I make the call that a 2 PM paddle out would be the most user friendly paddle out getting close to High Tide with winds still less than 20 mph. (provided the Thunder Showers don’t kick in around then)

Monday nights report from 2 days ago starts below….

From Monday…Huge ENE swell starts rolling in Tuesday night which should show some substantial stomach to chest size waves on the beach by Wednesday morning at the Cape.  More on the incoming swell in a moment…

The photos here are from Johnson Avenue Sunday October 2nd (for archiving purposes the date was yesterday) taken at 2 times, around 10 Am and then after church around 12 PM,   from round two of Hurricane Ophelia.  We had some waist to stomach high waves early to mid-morning, and by 11 or 12 the size jacked up with some chest high waves with a few bigger rogue sets, here at the Cape and Johnson Ave.

Image 2 of 6 shot sequence. Little bowl section behind the Florida Gator Girl. Hurricane Ophelia brought beautiful waves for the Cape and Johnson Avenue, Sunday October 2 2011. photos by oldwaverider :)
Image 2 of 6 shot sequence. Little bowl section behind the Florida Gator Girl. Hurricane Ophelia brought beautiful waves for the Cape and Johnson Avenue, Sunday October 2 2011. photos by oldwaverider 🙂

Most of the folks in the water were unknown to me except Dr. John who was out during my 10 AM photo session, whom some of you saw his photo gallery posted Sunday afternoon.  Most of the shots I got were from the 12 PM session, 3 people including some girl dressed in Florida Gator colors,  an older guy (at least he looked older , like me :),  and one other person.  Some shortboarders were riding the shorebreak but the waves barely broke 50 feet before total dump closeout.

My apologies to any of the shortboarders,  the waves just weren’t breaking for any even halfway decent quality pictures to show up.  (quality as far as wave, not the surfer ability or photographer 😉  At least the winds were NNW to NW, and stayed glassy until Noonish.

Image 3 of 6 shot sequence.
Image 3 of 6 shot sequence.

Okay, Wednesday, waves should be waist to chest high at the Cape and head high down south, and building thru Thursday morning with NE onshore winds 10 to 15 mph;  then it gets weird.   The period of the swell weakens, and changes from ground swell 12 seconds to a 6 second period.  The size builds Friday and Saturday to possible double overhead down south,  and a little smaller at the Cape.   The power of the swell starts climbing late Friday night and on Saturday and Sunday to 9 seconds.

Most of that was meaningless I know,  because the winds will be mostly NE in the 15 to 25 mph range from  Thursday into the weekend, and mostly less than 15 mph on Wednesday.

Image 4 of 6 shot sequence.
Image 4 of 6 shot sequence.

Once we have an idea of when the winds may turn offshore we’ll fill ya in on that.  For now,  enjoy the huge chop,  and try to catch it, around high tide ,  a couple hours before during and a couple hours after.  At least the paddle out will be most gentle when it’s close to high tide.

Image 5 of 6,  The Gator Girl continues on her long glassy wall...
Image 5 of 6, The Gator Girl continues on her long glassy wall...
Image 6 of 6,  The Gator Girl ...
Image 6 of 6, The Gator Girl ...
A little reading and Solitude?
A little reading and Solitude?
Image 1 of 3 shots.  A nice wall and the KSC in the background, it doesn't get much better for a place to be :)  oldwaverider
Image 1 of 3 shots. A nice wall and the KSC in the background, it doesn't get much better for a place to be 🙂 oldwaverider
Johnson Ave has its great days , 2nd shot of 3
Johnson Ave has its great days , 2nd shot of 3
3rd shot of 3
3rd shot of 3

Later,

oldwaverider

Chad Photo Gallery, Surf Report Friday afternoon, Hurricane Ophelia update, Tropical Storm Philippe, 1 week till Cape Canaveral Friday Fest Street party, food, artists, kid rides, etc., and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted Friday September 30, 2011)


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Chad, on the shoulder high wave of the day, Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria Day One at Johnson, photo by Oldwaverider
Chad, on the shoulder high wave of the day, Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria Day One at Johnson, photo by Oldwaverider

CHAD PHOTO GALLERY, but first our Surf update…

QUICK SATURDAY 2 PM AFTERNOON UPDATE,  Sunday is still showing NNW winds in the 10 mph range in the morning until noonish, so up North is the place to be.   Okay, back to Friday afternoons report below…

Hurricane Ophelia a Category 3 Hurricane is projected to start moving Northward tonight, which is why we have more groundswell waves coming in Saturday night/Sunday morning. 

(A Cat 3 cane only 1100 miles out would normally throw much stronger waves our way, Ex. Hurricane Florence in 2006 a Cat 1 threw double to almost triple overhead waves between Playalinda and Satellite Beach, which was 950 miles offshore.  Hurricane Bill in 2009 a Category 2, about 900 miles away through triple overhead waves to Daytona and double overhead here in certain spots,  but I believe Ophelia having lost its lateral push after falling apart, may only be giving us some breadcrumbs 🙂

Chad, image 2 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria Day One at Johnson, photo by Oldwaverider
Chad, image 2 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria Day One at Johnson, photo by Oldwaverider

Saturday night the ground swell rolls in with some pretty substantial onshore winds…but, Sunday morning at daybreak,  size should be stomach to shoulder high depending on your spot.   The winds at the Cape look to be offshore around 10 mph NNW (based on the models of Ophelia moving North again), so that should be a no brainer as to where the best place to surf would be based on winds.  Sunday should be fun, granted NNW at 10, don’t necessarily mean mirror glass, but it does mean glass for the Cape 🙂

Chad, image 3 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria
Chad, image 3 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria

The winds could hold Sunday until Noon or 1 PM,  so you can still thank God and surf in the same morning;  however you choose to do that is your call 😉

Chad, image 4 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria
Chad, image 4 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria

Okay, Monday, still looks like decreasing size with strong onshore slop, but we won’t know for sure until Saturday morning. (we can only call winds 48 hours or less before the surf time )

Tuesday looks like another swell Correction:  A Nor’easter not Philippe starts rolling in bringing those huge waves you see on the charts,  ENE (Tropical Storm Philippe starts rolling in from the ESE and by Wednesday mid-day it gets big with big onshore winds.  It looks like Thursday the big gets bigger with a few feet overhead in size with 15 to 25 mph ENE winds, depending on surfing South or at the Cape maybe shoulder high.

Chad, image 5 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria
Chad, image 5 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria
Chad, image 6 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria
Chad, image 6 of 6 shot sequence, Tropical Storm Maria

The photo gallery of Chad here is from Day one of Tropical Storm Maria here at the Cape on September 13 2011.

They don't have any pictures of the beautiful 3 choice draft beer and wine trailer, but just so you know, the Fest is Kid friendly :)
They don't have any pictures of the beautiful 3 choice draft beer and wine trailer, but just so you know, the Fest is Kid friendly 🙂

Oh, Don’t forget, next Friday is our Cape Canaveral Friday Fest,  so you get to support our local Artists, Vendors, public schools when you buy their draft beer at the beer-booth 🙂

The next Friday Fest is scheduled for October 7th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Activities will include a variety of food vendors, an assortment of novelty & craft vendors, children’s activities including bounce houses, a giant slide & a rock climbing wall, live entertainment along with beer & wine.

Live entertainment will include “Mo Geetz” on Taylor Avenue & “Lonnie & Delinda” on Poinsetta Avenue.

The fun will take place on Taylor Avenue & Pointsetta Avenue.

Have a great Friday 🙂

oldwaverider

Surf Report Friday morning added to Thursday nights 8:00 PM report , 1 week till Cape Canaveral Friday Fest Street party, food, artists, kid rides, etc., and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted Thursday September 29, 2011 and Friday 9/30/11)


THIS IS THE FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE FOR LAST NIGHTS THURSDAY NIGHT FORECAST…(10:30 Am Friday morning, 9/30/11)

Saturday night a new ground swell rolls in with some pretty substantial onshore winds…but, Sunday morning at daybreak,  size should be stomach to shoulder high depending on your spot.   The winds at the Cape look to be offshore around 10 mph NNW, so that should be a no brainer as to where the best place to surf would be based on winds.  Sunday should be fun, granted NNW at 10, don’t necessarily mean mirror glass, but it does mean glass for the Cape 🙂

The winds could hold Sunday until Noon or 1 PM,  so you can still thank God and surf in the same morning;  however you choose to do that is your call 😉

Okay, Monday, still looks like decreasing size with strong onshore slop, but we won’t know for sure until Saturday morning. (we can only call winds 48 hours or less before the surf time )

Tuesday looks like another swell starts rolling in from the E and slight NE and by Wednesday mid-day it gets big with big onshore winds.  It looks like Thursday the big gets bigger with a few feet overhead in size with 15 to 25 mph ENE winds, depending on surfing South or at the Cape maybe shoulder high.

No indication on any offshore wind day for that yet, but since it is a windswell and not a ground swell, it may only be a 3 to 6 hour window of offshore winds for that swell.

I am going to copy and paste this forecast into one later today, that will include a photo gallery of brother Chad from Day one of Maria here at the Cape.

Until later today,  have a nice few hours 🙂

They don't have any pictures of the beautiful 3 choice draft beer and wind trailer, but just so you know, the Fest is Kid friendly :)
They don't have any pictures of the beautiful 3 choice draft beer and wind trailer, but just so you know, the Fest is Kid friendly 🙂

Oh, Don’t forget, next Friday is our Cape Canaveral Friday Fest,  so you get to support our local Artists, Vendors, public schools when you buy their draft beer at the beer-booth 🙂

The next Friday Fest is scheduled for October 7th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Activities will include a variety of food vendors, an assortment of novelty & craft vendors, children’s activities including bounce houses, a giant slide & a rock climbing wall, live entertainment along with beer & wine.

Live entertainment will include “Mo Geetz” on Taylor Avenue & “Lonnie & Delinda” on Poinsetta Avenue.

The fun will take place on Taylor Avenue & Pointsetta Avenue.

We have a Southeast swell coming in Saturday night and Sunday morning, bringing strong onshore winds with no visible sign of the winds turning offshore.  It just kind of goes from an incoming ground swell to a lingering windswell (go figure ;).

Sunday should have some size to it, ranging from waist to chest high plus depending on where you surf, but it will be strong onshore winds only.

By Monday the size weakens and then starts to increase Tuesday thru Wednesday, still with strong onshore winds, and with a very low swell period.  So for Tuesday thru Thursday, don’t expect long lines.

Funny thing is, we will still have waves that are rideable, it’s just I am spoiled from all these epic Hurricane Waves with offshore winds.   But I don’t see a dryspell for waves by any means 🙂

A week out, it also looks like another big swell will be coming in, more on that in a day or two.

I will be posting some photo galleries in the next few days,  I’ve been swamped workwise, so my apologies for not getting them up sooner.

Have a great Friday 🙂

oldwaverider