July 4rth weekend, slightly possible waves ;) Huge Mexico Escondido 30 to 50 ft. face Waves and Surf report Wednesday night and surf forecast (9:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/29/11)


On Location Puerto Escondido#2 from IronFistMedia on Vimeo.

My lust for huge wave videos continues, (Click the 4 little arrows just right of the HD letters on the video to see this full screen, its awesome) but first, our local update……We still have a small swell approaching what seems to be Thursday night after midnight, on our beaches Friday morning.  Now, will the offshore winds Thursday and Thursday night keep the small swell from hitting the actual beaches,  that is the question.
Thursday morning, there may be some fun knee high waves at the Cape here.  High tide at 7:20 am approx., so anytime after that if you have a long board.
Friday morning, we could have some thigh high waves here, if………..the offshore winds don’t keep it offshore.   The reason why I believe we could get something, is the moving swell period chart comes sweeping in a few hours before daybreak with a 9 second period and a fetch that looks to be 500 miles or so.
Best scenario, thigh high and glassy.  Worst, glassy shorebreak and a nice day to surf fish 🙂
Saturday the period drops one notch, but also a chance of something rideable then.
I’m trying to be optimistic and realistic.   50/50 chance for Friday morning fun waves.
The video, is a huge swell that hit Puerto Escondido Mexico with some 30 to 50 foot faces, and a crowd of the big waves surfers there.
Happy July 4rth weekend!

oldwaverider

July 4rth weekend possible waves, Surf report Monday night and surf forecast (8:00 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/27/11)


A picture I took with an exhumed 35 mm camera with not prior practice, just to get some pitiful shots of a huge Halloween 2007 swell that we had.  This was a 12 foot plus face wave that I shot from the back of Cocoa Beach pier.  It was about a 2 1/2 board stacked end to end face so the guy had a pretty good fall.
A picture I took with an exhumed 35 mm camera with not prior practice, just to get some pitiful shots of a huge Halloween 2007 swell that we had. This was a 12 foot plus face wave that I shot from the back of Cocoa Beach pier. It was about a 2 1/2 board stacked end to end face so the guy had a pretty good fall.

We have a small swell approaching what seems to be Thursday night after midnight, on our beaches Friday morning.  It’s an east/southeast swell, oh what a surprise ! for the direction,  that is looking to bring some waist high waves Friday morning with offshore winds as the models show right now, and a bump up to stomach or chest high on Saturday with offshore winds in the morning also.   When I see the 4-5 feet at the 120 buoy Thursday evening and winds only out of the east to bring it to the shores for Friday morning, then I’ll get real excited…….

It actually looks to be between a simple wind swell, and a wannabe ground swell.  By Friday morning, the fetch of the swell has one big solid blue stretching out about twice the length of Florida out eastward, so this seems to represent a small low pressure system, but definitely small.

Since this swell doesn’t stretch out the desired 1000 to 2000 miles in width,  the models and arrival of said swell can change drastically, but since this is the wave dry time of the year,  I feel like getting excited about it.

The picture to the left was humorously taken with a 35 mm camera that I dug out of a closet back in 2007 for a huge Halloween swell that we had.  I had no zoom on it, didn’t remember how to use it,  but I had taken a few pictures of Kevin, owner of Cape Surf, but this particular pic I took because the guy riding the wave wiped it pretty good, and the wave face height was 2 1/2 times the length of his board so he had a pretty good fall when this wipe out was done.  Yeah I know the quality of the pic is hard to see the wave size, but it’s easy enough to add at least two board lengths to get the minimum face height.

Anyhow, fingers crossed for Friday and Saturday.  Waves for July 4rth weekend would be nice.

oldwaverider

Surf report Thursday afternoon and surf forecast (1:30 Pm) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/23/11)


Here is what the Gulf Coast surfers for Anna Maria Island had to look at this morning, unlike the photos that 16streets.com had to show, and the water temp at the gulf is 91 degrees, vs our 85 degrees, so we can count our blessings, compliments of gulfster.com
Here is what the Gulf Coast surfers for Anna Maria Island had to look at this morning, unlike the photos that 16streets.com had to show, and the water temp at the gulf is 91 degrees, vs our 85 degrees, so we can count our blessings, compliments of gulfster.com

We do have a narrow little swell out there as you have noticed from a walk to our beaches, (the photo to the left is what the Gulf Coast of Florida, Anna Maria Island had)  my guilt abounds for not mentioning this slight incoming swell on Wednesday night.  It is really small and narrow in width but it is showing in the 3 to 3.5 foot range at 8 to 10 seconds at the 120 mile buoy.

The winds should be offshore Friday morning for a couple hours, before daybreak and until mid-morning, unless the scattered thundershowers take control of the situation differently.  (as mentioned by Ross and myself, the winds are often sketchy to predict, however, weather.com has been over 60 to 70 % accurate for me when used 36 hours before or less).

We could very well have some glassy thigh high plus waves Friday morning for awhile.   I don’t believe the offshore winds starting light after midnight will blow it flat, but……………that is always a possibility.

Getting out at daybreak will get you out at almost optimum tide at just slightly past mid-tide high going low.

We also have a weak windswell approaching , beginning a little on Saturday and dribbling in on thru what appears to be Wednesday as the models show right now.  Don’t expect much, and then if it’s rideable at some point, hey you’ll be happy.

oldwaverider