Tropical Storm Katia, maybe Hurricane on Wednesday, Labor Day weekend 26th Annual NKF Surf Festival, Hurricane preparation, Surf Report Tuesday night (at 9:00 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted August 30, 2011)


Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com

Tropical Storm Katia on the way…….But I had to show a few more of the awesome Friday, Hurricane Irene pictures from Gulfster.com  .  Many of the pictures on their site are Satellite Beach,  The Pier, and another spot I believe.

Tropical Storm Katia appears to be sending us waves on late Sunday or Monday, as it stands now, onshore winds bringing the storm in, in the 3 to 4 foot range.   By Sunday, it looks to be about 1500 miles from us, as a Cat 2 or 3 Hurricane.

Tropical Storm Katia, headed straight our way, 60 mph winds, 20 mph.  Possible hurricane by Wednesday some time.  Sunday could place it about 1500 miles WSW of us. Compliments of Stormpulse.com
Tropical Storm Katia, headed straight our way, 60 mph winds, 20 mph. Possible hurricane by Wednesday some time. Sunday could place it about 1500 miles WSW of us. Compliments of Stormpulse.com

With the sole intention of being an alarmist,  keep in your mind, preparation for a direct hit between us and Jacksonville.  No one is saying this,  just my thoughts.  Consider looking at your Boy Scout list of Hurricane preparation items.  Okay,  here endeth the alarmist 😉   …Not!  Katrina was 6 years ago in 2005.  It’s like they’re related 🙂

Image 2 here of Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 2 here of Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com

We should have some more news on this puppy (Katia) by Wednesday night, or Thursday.

I’m waiting on some pics for Saturday, in the chest high range from Irene, by Slater Lane.

Oh, in case you didn’t hear it or see it in today’s Florida Today.  Kelly Slater won the Tahiti Pro in huge waves meeting in the finals against Owen Wright.

Check out the killer slideshow at Magicseaweed.com  .  He was ranked 6th, after he skipped the tour in J-Bay (looked like 6 foot waves for that contest),  and he caught the once in a lifetime swell in Fiji.  30 to 40 foot , tow in and paddle in.  The same storm that they called the 50 year storm hitting Tasmania first, then Australia (thus the 50 year storm name) and on to Fiji and other places.   That big wave surf, very similar to Teahupoo except longer rides than Teahupoo.

Don’t forget about the 26th Annual NKF Surf FestivalLabor Day Weekend – Cocoa Beach – September 1-5, 2011. Read more about the Surf Festival here.

Later,

oldwaverider

Image 3 here of Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Check out the board length to face size (yeah a little angled 🙂 in Image 3 here of Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 4,  Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 4, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 5, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 5, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 6, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 6, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 7, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com
Image 7, Hurricane Irene, Brevard County, photographer at Gulfster.com

How the Waves Were today (Friday) Epic Surf, Sea Lice alert, Moon Jellyfish alert, Hurricane Irene Surf Report Friday night (at 8:00 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted August 26, 2011)


Today and last night, How the Waves were…And, the 4 picture sequence (not 5) I have here is from the awesome Photographers of Gulfster.com .

An early Satellite Beach overhead wave ;), Image 4 of 5 in a very large sequence set of photos. I have 4 more of this sequence shot by the awesome photographers of Gulfster.com
An early Satellite Beach overhead wave ;), Image 1 of 5 in a very large sequence set of photos. I have 4 more of this sequence shot by the awesome photographers of Gulfster.com

Saturday morning update.  (This original post done Friday nite) The buoys just cleared our really fast, the 20 mile just dropped from 11 feet to 8, so we may only see waist high at the Cape and Chest high down south.  I’ll do a visual by 6:30 AM.  Maybe it held a little more, we’ll see.  Below is Friday nites post…

The Jetty , Harbor break at 7 Pm to 8 Pm  Thursday night when I watched it with 2 guys out,  12 to 15 foot faces, NNW winds almost perfect glass, but not quite,  with nothing smaller on the set waves.  But there was definitely a few larger rogue waves.  I watched a number of 15 foot faces based on seeing the rider, out 400 yards, but quite visible.

Image 2 of a many image sequence, but just 5 here for now, from I believe Satellite Beach.  By Gulfster.com
Image 2 of a many image sequence, but just 5 here for now, from I believe Satellite Beach. By Gulfster.com

Those that were not there, and those not obsessed about watching the size of waves, might say otherwise.  However myself another surfer, and one of the two guys that came in confirmed the size 🙂

Image 3 of a sequence.  Gulfster.com photographer
Image 3 of a sequence. Gulfster.com photographer

Today,  I surfed by the Jetty.  Solid 8 to 10 foot faces 7 to 8:30 Am with some bigger rogue sets.  Perfect glass with NW winds.  Yesterdays post covered what we should hope to see.  When the size  dropped and I was tired, we went to Officers Club and it was solid 10 to 12 foot faces (double overhead on the sets) with maybe an larger set everyone once in a while.  The winds were NW to WNW, and were totally blinding.  At the Jetty, no issues with spray in the eyes.

Saturday, we should see chest high sets in the Cape, and shoulder high down by Satellite.  West winds in the 12 to 18 mph range.  Should be really fun and probably epic.

Sunday,  I don’t see much, but perhaps some waist high waves will linger.

Image 4 of a 4 image sequence.  Gulfster.com photographer
Image 4 of a 4 image sequence. Gulfster.com photographer

We have a TD 10 headed our way from Africa that may already be showing up on the swell models.

Have a great sesh Saturday.

oldwaverider