Posts Tagged ‘Florida’


Three or four surfers trying to beat the wave ,  with a pretty respectable attempt 🙂

 

A killer outside set, beautiful set…

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Kelly Slater, in the judges stands, 11 time ASP World Champ,  so yeah, I was excited even if I am 55 🙂

Oldwaverider


Fijian Fire & Brimstone from MSW on Vimeo.

Massive and perfect swell to hit Fiji, (watch it full screen by clicking on the 4 little white arrows) the one I mentioned the other day that hit 49 feet at 17 seconds on the MagicSeaweed.com surf report. This one minute video shows a few awesome waves both face size and barrel, but first our local Swell coming in for Sunday, July 17th at our own East Coast of Brevard County, Florida.

Yeah, another swell rolling in from the NE ? what ? , in the summer, yup!

Okay, it is a wind swell as opposed to a ground swell, its only 3 to 4 foot wind swell but it could be fun and clean (light onshore winds Sunday morning and up till noonish), and Monday morning could be stomach to chest high and glassy based on data I have now . Don’t expect long lines cause it is a wind swell, and all this could be totally different data by Saturday, but……….it is summer so God is good to us. Monday could be stomach to chest high and glassy, so when Saturday night rolls around I will have more reliable wind direction data, which is always gonna be sketchy, but at least 50 % reliable anyhow 🙂   By the way,  Saturday could have something hitting the beaches for us also, but I’m only excited about Sunday and Monday.

Recap, Sunday morning and day, waist to chest high and semi-clean 5 to 8 mph East to ENE winds. Monday, waist to chest high and light offshore winds until maybe mid-morning. Saturday night I will have more reliable wind data for Monday morning. Plus, Saturday night I will give you wind data for Sunday morning.

Kelly Slater taking a detour from the J-Bay event on the ASP tour, to catch the perfect and massive swell to hit Fiji, compliments of Magicseaweed.com, and photographer © Stu Gibson - 2011

Kelly Slater taking a detour from the J-Bay event on the ASP tour, to catch the perfect and massive swell to hit Fiji, compliments of Magicseaweed.com, and photographer © Stu Gibson - 2011

The Video above is from Cloudbreak, Fiji.  Kelly Slater skipped the ASP tour event at J-Bay to make this massive and perfect swell that hit Fiji.  Kelly in the picture below the video from Magicseaweed.com.

We’ll keep ya posted the next few days to see how the wind swell pans out.

Later,

oldwaverider


Three friends from DC listening to the spectacular sounds of "Dub Kulcha", 4/8/11, at the Sandbar & Grille in Cocoa Beach during a week of spring break for many.

Three friends from DC listening to the spectacular sounds of "Dub Kulcha", 4/8/11, at the Sandbar & Grille in Cocoa Beach during a week of spring break for many.

Friday night at Sandbar & Grille , Cocoa Beach was Jeff’s birthday, he turned ___?  Ha, you’ll have to ask him.  Chad, Jeff, John, Daniel? and Myself were celebrating Jeff’s birthday, but like a bonehead, I didn’t take his picture. (forgive the photo quality, they were taken with a phone 😦

I met up with a real nice friend from church at the Grille, the first time we had a chance to hang out.  She was with a group of friends but they had to leave early.  But I will have her out surfing by the end of the summer 🙂

The three to the left were enjoying some time in Cocoa Beach on vacation from DC, and taking in 100% of the band’s great sounds and vocals.

Anyhow, the spectacular Reggae band “Dub Kulcha” was playing, a gift we only get every couple months or so here, and they were incredible, see photos below.  To check their schedule or stay updated check them out here.

Okay,  Surf coming,  we have a large mass of area in the Ocean kicking up a wind swell for us, in probably the 3 to 6 foot face size, which starts to arrive Monday night or afternoon.

It’s hard to even guess, when the winds may turn around for a brief offshore session.  Right now the swell appears to peak in size on Thursday, and slight chance of going offshore Friday some time.   Thursday could have some head high waves down south, at the Cape, yeah some smaller but easier to paddle out too 🙂

Dudley at the keyboards, with “Dub Kulcha”, sorry I don't know the other's names. Friday night at the Sandbar & Grille, Cocoa Beach.

Dudley at the keyboards, with “Dub Kulcha”, sorry I dont know the others names. Friday night at the Sandbar & Grille, Cocoa Beach.


Dub Kulcha at the Sandbar & Grille, Cocoa Beach

Dub Kulcha at the Sandbar & Grille, Cocoa Beach

The waters warm, about 76 degrees at the Cape,  so paddle out anytime at high tide, and you’ll have the least bounce, easiest paddle out, and probably some fun semi-slop chop.   You know that you always get a couple of great shoulders during a chop session.

Have a great weekend, and as the swell gets closer, we’ll give ya updates as to the size changes, wind directions and any other anal-retentive data that I think we may need.

Later

oldwaverider