How the Waves Were, Easter Surf Fest Contest and Surf report, Sunday morning (Easter) surf forecast (5:30 Am) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 04/24/11)


Easter Bunny with Eggs
Easter Bunny with Eggs

The first size of the swell was Thursday, and We were fortunate enough to catch the dawn patrol session (close to dawn:) , South of 2nd light.  It was wait wait wait, until 7:40 ish, and then some chest high glass or semi-glass with plenty of power.

Winds were offshore for awhile, lefts and rights were working.  Four of us in the water only, what a great session!

For Sunday;  the 120 buoy has been pushing 5.5 to 6.5 feet at around 10 seconds now for about 24 hours, ESE winds bringing it in,  so I believe we’ll seem some shoulder high waves down south, and some chest high sets at the Pier and Shephard Park.

If you can catch it, 1 hour after full high tide, and any time for 3 or 4 hours after that, even with the on shore winds at 10 to 15 mph plus,  you’ll catch some long workable left or right shoulders.

We should have waves for the next few days, no offshore winds in sight,  but like I said, catching it high going low, will give you an easy paddle out, and clean shoulders with totally workable walls.

Enjoy the last day of the Easter Surf Fest, lots of good food, great scenery, bonding and all that stuff.

I hope you can catch an Easter Sunrise Service,  our Pastor Greg Le Sieur from Christ Lutheran Church will be at the Shephard Park Sunrise Service starting around 6:45 Am.

Hope to see ya out there!   HAPPY EASTER!

oldwaverider

Easter Surf Contest, Huge swell at Teahupoo photo, and Surf report, Wednesday night surf forecast (9:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 04/20/11)


Raimana Van Bastolaer catches the wave of the day at Teahupoo, he caught the best barrell in 2010 for the XXL awards for the monster barrell contest.
Raimana Van Bastolaer catches the wave of the day at Teahupoo, he caught the best barrell in 2010 for the XXL awards for the monster barrell contest.

Thursday morning (tommorrow) looks like it should be chest high down south.  The swell strengthens for a day, not a big jump in size, but more in power, it just hit 4 feet at 10 seconds at the 120 buoy.  The most significant thing, is the winds changed from a south southeast direction to total east, so it will bring in the swell more.

Winds ought to be in the 4 to 6 mph se maybe sse direction and stay light until lunchtime, where they should kick up an increase throughout the day.

The perfect mid-tide time with the low winds is 8 am, low is around 5 am, so getting out at 7 thru 10 should give the cleanest kick for the day.

The photo to the left is Raimana Van Bastolaer who is from Tahiti, one of the locals for Teahupoo, and hey what a surprise, he caught the biggest barrel best wave of the day.  He also won the monster barrel Billabong XXL awards for 2010.  Thanks to Magicseaweed.com for providing the awesome swell photo gallery of Teahupoo.  See the rest here.

The Easter surf fest should have plenty of head high waves or at least plenty of 5 to 6 foot faces thru the weekend, so get it while you can.   Like Ross at cflsurf.com says, it may be the last swell before the PHLAT season,  unless we have a replay of last summer which was a freak and a gift from God.  But we’ll see.

oldwaverider