Surf report, Friday afternoon surf forecast (2:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 03/18/11)


My addiction of big wave footage continues…Another XXL contender video, of Shane Dorian, a very familiar participant in the Billabong XXL awards of recent years.  This was a massive perhaps 45 to 50 foot  paddle in wave at Peahi on 3/15/11.  He almost made it out of the barrell 🙂

SURF REPORT TIME: Okay, now to local matters;  It looks like we have a wind swell coming in starting sometime Sunday evening,  with the most size on Monday (overhead chop) , but strong onshore winds.  Tuesday morning looks to be head high and glassy (as the wind forecasts stand right now) for a session down south (2nd light, Perkins, RC’s, etc.) and waist high plus at the Cape.  The winds could go offshore until late morning Tuesday, and as the size drops some overnight a foot or two, Wednesday appears to be a day with offshore winds thru lunchtime.

As Monday approaches, we will track the 48 hour window of the weather channel to give more updates on the potential offshore winds.

It doesn’t look to be a ground swell, but it may very well be some decent size and power.

Later,

oldwaverider

Surf report, Thursday night for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 02/17/11)


Skipping down the face. From the harbour Saint Jean de Luz, the Naturgas team motored out to Belharra surf break, at the bottom SW point of France, near the Spain Basque region. Compliments of magicseaweed.com
Skipping down the face. From the harbour Saint Jean de Luz, the Naturgas team motored out to Belharra surf break, at the bottom SW point of France, near the Spain Basque region. Compliments of magicseaweed.com

Quick update for Friday morning.  Those of you willing to do dawn patrol,  I believe we will have offshore winds, SW winds light, until 9:30 Am the very latest.  Probably, only till 8:30 Am.

Size should be waist to chest at the Cape,  and head high down south.  There is a chance of a few over head waves down South. Probably more overhead sets than on Saturday.

Saturday, looks like NW winds till mid-morning at best,  but also chest to head high, with possibly a few overhead waves.

oldwaverider

More from the new XXL entrant, Belharra break in SW France.
More from the new XXL entrant, Belharra break in SW France.

Surf report, Thursday morning for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 02/17/11)


Our incoming swell should bring us some waist to possible chest high waves at the Cape today, with chest to overhead sets coming in down South, at Patrick and Satellite Beach.  It does look like the swell may not hit the size as the models showed 2 days ago.

I looked at the pier this morning, at dead high tide and it was waist high, with about 5 short-boarders out and 1 long-boarder.  Not a strong swell but hopefully as the swell rolls in thru noon, it may strengthen.  It looked fun though.

The winds will be ramping up today from 10 to 15 mph out of the ESE, but……..Friday morning at daybreak it looks like they will drop to 2 to 4 mph SE so there should be some really fun lines coming in, waist high plus at the Cape and chest high plus down South.

Saturday morning still looks like we will have offshore winds, it looks like 5 to 8 mph NW winds at daybreak, and waist here, and chest high down South. The water should jump up to 65 by Saturday, so toss the suits, and skin it  while soaking in the sun at 78 degrees !

France Basque country gets huge XXL swell. See the great photos at magicseaweed.com
France Basque country gets huge XXL swell. See the great photos at magicseaweed.com

This video is from a swell that just hit France,  a cove/bay called Saint Jean Luis, as you can see it’s at the far SW tip of France as it hits Spain.  See the awesome still shots here.

This has got to be the best close up video footage I have seen of big wave surfing.  The backs of these waves look like 20 foot, and the fronts look to be 20 to 30 foot plus overhead. A couple of the guys, just left that huge swell at Ireland, which was also a Billabong XXL big wave entrant.  The footage is only a minute, but the waves looks so clean, perfect and makeable  (and huge),  that they almost look ridable for the average Joe.

Enjoy the swell we have, the warm sun and the kind of waves that Europe is getting right now.  Later

oldwaverider