Huge Leslie Wave photos , Saturday afternoon Surf Report update 4:00 PM, Hurricane Nadine Waves Surf Coming tonight! , Surf forecast for Cape Canaveral , Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach (September 15, 2012 posted)


HURRICANE NADINE WAVES WILL HIT OUR BEACHES BEFORE DARK!………..I HOPE 🙂

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Hurricane Leslie Overhead perfection at RC's, taken on Satuday, the Big Day  :)  Photo by Mike Melito

RC’S PHOTOS FIRST

In the morning, Sunday,  we should see some chest high waves here at the Cape and Shoulder high in Satellite Beach, but more on that in a minute………….

These photos are from the epic Saturday surf provided by Hurricane Leslie, and they were taken in Satellite Beach at RC’s and also at the Cocoa Beach Pier, by my friend Mike Melito. 

Size seemed to range from 8 foot faces to very close to double overhead, but maybe not quite.  Conditions were glassy, and those that crave big Florida Hurricane waves in Brevard, like to head to RC’s, Hightowers,  and that’s what these lucky folks did!  I was out of town, ouch, but very lucky that my friend Mike took the time to get these incredible photos.  First RC’s and then the Pier.

Perfect glassy RC's face and bottom turn, totally makeable, a happy man no doubt :)
Perfect glassy RC’s face and bottom turn, totally makeable, a happy man no doubt 🙂
Almost the Cover UP!  Another perfect Hurricane Leslie left, photos by Mike Melito, taken on Saturday, Sept. 8 2012
Almost the Cover UP! Another perfect Hurricane Leslie left, photos by Mike Melito, taken on Saturday, Sept. 8 2012
A barrell on this on, RC's , Satellite Beach, Hurricane Leslie, epic Saturday, September 8 2012, photos by Mike Melito
A barrell on this on, RC’s , Satellite Beach, Hurricane Leslie, epic Saturday, September 8 2012, photos by Mike Melito
Perfect Longboard Left...need I say more?
Perfect Longboard Left…need I say more?
Back up to the top?  The Cover Up?  or the Head Slam?  He's hungry for the re-entry :)  RC's Hurricane Leslie, photo by Mike Melito
Back up to the top? The Cover Up? or the Head Slam? He’s hungry for the re-entry 🙂 RC’s Hurricane Leslie, photo by Mike Melito
Cocoa Beach Pier, a late drop in right, Hurricane Leslie, photos by Mike Melito
Cocoa Beach Pier, a late drop in right, Hurricane Leslie, photos by Mike Melito
Obama or Romney?  humm,  well, lemme finish this left and then I'll think about it...
Obama or Romney? humm, well, lemme finish this left and then I’ll think about it…
Hopefully he puts his feet together ... Hurricane Leslie photos at Cocoa Beach Pier, taken by Mike Melito
Hopefully he puts his feet together … Hurricane Leslie photos at Cocoa Beach Pier, taken by Mike Melito
we can agree it was a late drop?  ........photo by Mike Melito, at the Cocoa Beach Pier
we can agree it was a late drop? ……..photo by Mike Melito, at the Cocoa Beach Pier
perfect wall and no time to stall, Cocoa Beach Pier, Hurricane Lesllie, photo by Mike Melito
perfect wall and no time to stall, Cocoa Beach Pier, Hurricane Lesllie, photo by Mike Melito
That third fin can come in handy in these situations :)  Cocoa Beach Pier, photo by Mike Melito
That third fin can come in handy in these situations 🙂 Cocoa Beach Pier, photo by Mike Melito

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday surf;  Chest to Shoulder high with light 5 to 10 mph East winds switching to SE, but as it stands right now, they aren’t showing much more than 10 mph, so it could be very clean in the morning.

Monday, still chest high plus, with light onshore winds

TUESDAY LOOKS TO BE THE SEMI OR POSSIBLY EPIC DAY!  Rib to Shoulder high, from the Cape to Satellite Beach, with offshore SW winds, the speed, I can’t say yet, but probably less than 10 or 12 mph.

Wednesday could be a waist to chest high day with offshore winds also.

We have been blessed 3 summers in a row for waves, and of course, the Hurricanes are that special gift, so enjoy it while it’s epic.

Oldwaverider

 

JOHN L. GALLERY – Cape Canaveral Surfing photos from Tropical Storm Maria Day 1 on Monday September 13 2011, Tropical Storm Ophelia update, Surf report and surf forecast for Thursday (9/22/11) thru Saturday (7:30 PM) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 09/21/11)


JOHN L. – Photo Gallery  

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Image 1 of 3 sequence, John on a nice waist to stomach high right, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011
Image 1 of 3 sequence, John on a nice waist to stomach high right, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011
Image 2 of 3 sequence, John on a nice waist to stomach high right, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011 , photo by Art
Image 2 of 3 sequence, John on a nice waist to stomach high right, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011 , photo by Art

WE HAVE MORE WAVES COMING! … I’ll give the update down below after a couple words about the photos here.

The first actual day of Tropical Storm Maria brought some pretty fun thigh to waist high waves around the Cape and Johnson.  I got out late, did a quick sesh, and then wanted to get some pics of Dr. John and some others.

I hope ya enjoy the pics, it was a good time taking the photos, and I do apologize again, I left the zoom on to high, oops, my bad 😉

Dr. John was having a good day, with both great lefts and rights to even out the morning.

Friday surf is the first day I’ll talk about.  Thursday,  small wind chop, go south if you want waist high or bigger chop.  Save your energy.  Friday,  may get a small additional push of a SE swell, very small push, but…it could very well be waist to some chest high sets depending on where you go.  The wind should be West , 4 to 6 mph at daybreak switching to SW before Noon, and then onshore.  Could be a fun day, maybe not much power, but a fun morning sesh.

Image 3 of 3 sequence, John,  first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011
Image 3 of 3 sequence, John, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011

Saturday and Sunday may be similar to Friday.   Offshore in the morning, remants of a lingering wind, non-ground swell. I could be way off base thinking this little wind swell that came down as a NE’ster could be hanging like this, but it seems to be coupling up with a little SE swell being pushed ahead of Tropical Storm Ophelia.  It’s not actually part of Ophelia, but it seems to be keeping a constant low pressure working out there just enough to push in some mild wind swell waves.

A nice left cruiser, Image 1 of 2 sequence, John on a nice waist high left, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011 , photo by Art
A nice left cruiser, Image 1 of 2 sequence, John on a nice waist high left, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011 , photo by Art

Sunday, late,  TS Ophelia, starts really making it’s push from the SE, and should be around 1000 miles East/Southeast of Miami by Monday afternoon.   Sunday may have some weird waves from both swells, with offshore winds so it could be fun for most of the day.

Monday morning, could be chest high plus down South, and maybe waist plus at the Cape with offshore winds in the morning until maybe mid-morning.  BUT…WINDS ARE IFFY THIS FAR OUT TRYING TO CALL, UNTIL WE ARE 48 HOURS BEFORE THE DAY OF SURF, AND THEN THEY ARE ONLY ABOUT 80% ACCURATE!

Image 2 of 2 sequence, John on a nice waist high left, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011
Image 2 of 2 sequence, John on a nice waist high left, first day of TS Maria at the Cape, September 13 2011

Tuesday could be some shoulder to head high waves and possibly Wednesday. This all could change easily, but I just wanted to share what the models are showing right now.

A sweet large set wave for the day and Dr. John driving a nice hard right.  Image 1 of 3 shot sequence.  Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape.  Photo by Art
A sweet large set wave for the day and and Dr. John driving a nice hard right. Image 1 of 3 shot sequence. Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape. Photo by Art
Image 2 of 3 shot sequence. Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape.
Image 2 of 3 shot sequence. Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape.
Image 3 of 3 shot sequence. Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape.
Image 3 of 3 shot sequence. Tropical Storm Maria Day one at the Cape.

We’ll stop there.  Ophelia as the models show right now, may never become a Cane, but it could give us the same beautiful waves that Maria did.

Keep your fingers and prayers up for a good day Friday, and then especially Monday and Tuesday.

Later,

oldwaverider

DAVE L. – GALLERY – How the Waves were (Saturday morning swell May 14, 2011) and Surf report and surf forecast for Thursday (6/10) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/09/11 at 7 PM & updated Friday 6/10 at 10 AM)


DAVE L. – Photo Gallery  (Bio coming soon!)

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Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.
Dave throwing back a fan while surfing a waist to stomach high glassy day in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011.

This was Saturday morning May 14, 2011 in South Cocoa Beach.

Sunny and his Dad,  Dave the Ripper as Chad likes to call him :),  along with Chad and Jim (Johnson Ave. group) caught a great surf sesh from a 3 or 4 day swell, nice and glassy for Saturday morn, yeah there were  close-outs, but definitely some great waves in the waist to stomach high range.

Here is 6 or 7 pictures of Sunny Dave ripping up the best to be had that day.   A couple of the photos below are 2 sequence shots.  I hope you enjoy the gallery, and as we get more pics, we’ll get them up here for ya.

Surf report for Friday morning is a ridable wind swell at the right breaks 🙂

Okay,  well, what we have is a wind swell (without a significant low pressure system to call it anything better than that), and as Ross at CFLSurf.com   says,  we’re gonna have 3 foot plus face

A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave.  May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.
A nice backside wave, the 1st pic of a 2-shot sequence of Sunny Dave. May 14, 2011, Saturday morning.

waves, and the further south you go (to like Satellite Beach),  the bigger and better form you’ll have.

The two days to tune in for are now Saturday and Sunday morning.   Friday could bring in some waist high plus waves south with 8 to 10 mph east winds until around 9 or 10.  The form could be fairly decent, and with low tide at 9:15 approx.,  if the 2nd punch of the swell gets here before 9,  then it could be light 9 mph winds and waist high plus.  By late morning, the winds will be increasing to the 12 to 20 mph range out of the east.

Saturday and Sunday morning it could be a little bigger with some stomach high plus sets, and close to calm winds with a chance of offshores for an hour or so from before daybreak on Saturday until 7 or 8.  By Friday night I should know the Sunday morning winds within a reasonable accuracy. (50 to 80 % ha)

Second pic of a two-shot sequence.  Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison.  Dave the Ripper :)
Second pic of a two-shot sequence. Dave making the guys half his age look tentative by comparison. Dave the Ripper 🙂

For Saturday it’s looking moderate 10 to 15 mph winds by afternoon.   But it may be ridable and fun at the right tides.  As of now (Friday 10:00 am) I have an update from Thursday, the models show NNE winds in the 4-6 mph Saturday morning, very good for the North wind breaks like the Cape, 4rth Street North.   It shows 8 mph N winds from 7:30 to 9 Am Saturday, which means offshore winds for the Cape ranging from 3 to 7 degrees offshore depending on where you go at the Cape.  4rth street North is about 6 degrees offshore with North winds if your car is running ;(

Sunday morning, as the models stand right now (Friday 10 Am), shows 8-10 mph WNW winds at daybreak which if it doesn’t get blown flat overnight, could be an awesome waist high glassy session.   The caution is, the winds are supposed to turn NNW at midnight Saturday and slowly turn NW in the 8 mph range, and winds like that blowing all night on a wind and not ground swell could go either way on flattening out the swell or not, we’ll see.

The models change every 6 hours, and keeping in mind that this is a wind swell and not really a low pressure system to speak of,  we will have to update this tonight after 8 Pm when the models have change again.

Hey, we keep sounding like a broken record/8-track/cassette/cd/dvd/blue-ray, but we’re not supposed to have waves this time of year,  and like last summer we weren’t supposed to have pre-hurricane waves all summer but we did.  So enjoy what we get.   For now, no jellyfish except an ocassional Cannonball or a Disc (white and flat, whatever they are).

The Pacific Coast is getting a Hurricane right now Adrian, with 115 mph winds (the update is the hurricane strengthened to 135 mph but as it gets close to the San Diego parallel it starts to hit colddd water), it’s just under 400 miles west of Acapulco, so Acapulco, El Salvador and maybe Baja Mexico will be getting some great waves.  Now the Cane is only heading west at 9 mph, so Escondido must be slamming.  Acapulco rocks, deep and nice warm water.  I surfed Acapulco in November a long time ago, warm water, unlike  Baja Mexico such as Ensenanda, K-38, K-55 close to San Diego.  There it was like 57 to 60 degrees in July – August, when Cliff and I surfed there a longggg time ago 😉

Later,

oldwaverider

Another nice sequence,  Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011
Another nice sequence, Chad catching a nice reflection on the face, the one that Dave is going to deliver an aerial or close to it, on the 2nd shot. May 14, 2011
2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy :)  ...Sunny?  What up?
2nd shot...I hope Dave doesn't mind, but, Not Bad for an Older Guy 🙂 ...Sunny? What up?
Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.
Another nice backside sequence of Dave, nice shots by Chad.
Pic 2,  Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.
Pic 2, Dave refusing to let the white throw him off the board till he can make good with the leftover face.

How the Waves were today and the Jelly Fish update (Wednesday morning 4 to 6 day wind swell) Surf report and surf forecast for Thursday for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 06/01/11)


Dave, (Sunny's dad),  getting ready to setup for a nice right, while surfing a glassy sesh in South Cocoa Beach, May 14, 2011.
Dave, (Sunny's dad), getting ready to setup for a nice right, while surfing a glassy sesh in South Cocoa Beach, May 14, 2011.

Great waves this morning at Hightowers. 

Solid waist high (I’m 6′ 3″ tall for the record) with an ocassional stomach to maybe a chest high wave came thru.   A 7 to 8:30 session with only 1 other person out!  Glassy, with both lefts and rights working great.

NO JELLY FISH AT ALL!

You could pass up the close-outs,  and mostly just take the ones that would hold up all the way to the beach.  (longboard)  But the short-boarder I was out with was getting long rides too, so long or short boards worked great.

Strange, it was dead high tide, and yet the waves were working great, not holding back or any problem.

Forecast for Thursday;  the winds this morning were a total fluke.  So this one’s gonna be tough.  It was supposed to be 8 mph onshore east winds at daybreak, but instead it was 2 to 4 mph wnw this morning.

The 120 buoy is telling me that we should still have some waist high waves at least down south for Thursday.  The winds from weather.com are showing 6 to 8 mph ene at daybreak, depending on the Cape to Satellite Beach.

But, with this high pressure that just slid in above us,  we may have fluke glassy waves in the morning, so the wind call is totally iffy.

Waves for the Cape,  maybe knee to thigh.   Looks like we have maybe 2 more days of this wind swell.  Enjoy it while you can.

The picture above is Sunny’s Dad,  Dave the Ripper (as Chad calls him 🙂   Also,  I will have a nice Gallery of photos of Dave from the waist to chest high day we had back on May 14th Saturday morning.

Later,

oldwaverider

CHAD GALLERY – How the Waves were (Saturday morning strong swell thru May 14, 2011) Surf report and surf forecast for Memorial Day Weekend (9:00 Am) for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted 05/27/11)


CHAD – Photo Gallery  (Bio coming soon!)

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Chad coming off a nice glassy lip in South Cocoa Beach.  May 14, 2011, a nice Saturday morning session with his son Chase.
Chad coming off a nice glassy lip in South Cocoa Beach. May 14, 2011, a nice Saturday morning session with his son Chase.

This was Saturday morning May 14, 2011 in South Cocoa Beach.

Chad with his son Chase, Sunny, Jim  and  Dave the Ripper caught a great surf sesh from a 3 or 4 day swell, nice and glassy, yeah there were  closeouts, but definitely some great waves in the waist to stomach high range, with maybe some bigger sets.

Chase, (Chad’s son) came along to put on a show (see photos below 🙂  along with the surf sesh.  Even if the waves were flat, it wouldn’t have been boring.

Also, the incoming wind swell for Memorial Day Weekend looks like it’s kicking in a tad more size and power.  And it may even rollover till Thursday now, and………bring in some waves Sunday morning instead of waitin till the afternoon.

By Sunday afternoon, we should see some waist high waves at the Cape here, yeah 10 to 20 mph onshores, but like I said yesterday, we aren’t supposed to have waves by now, so get excited.   Monday ought to have some fun chop, with a drop in the swell

Chad dropping in on a nice glassy right...
Chad dropping in on a nice glassy right...
Sun, glass and warm water...
Sun, glass and warm water...
same wave as above
same wave as above
A good day :)
A good day 🙂

by late afternoon/evening.

Then Tuesday, the size may kick in to maybe some chest high waves at the Cape with bigger sets down south, though the period (power) of the swell drops off until Wednesday some time where the size drops but the power kicks in a little

Chase thinking, not a care in the world...and spending a great day at the beach with the "Old Man :)"
Chase thinking, not a care in the world...and spending a great day at the beach with the "Old Man :)"
figure it out :)  ...Chase
figure it out 🙂 ...Chase
Chase agrees,  it's a great Day!
Chase agrees, it's a great Day!

more.  Again, I don’t see an offshore winds window yet, but if we do, we’ll pass it on.

Enjoy the pics, and the Memorial Weekend waves.

oldwaverider

Hurricane Danielle big clean chop 8/28/10


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Hurricane Danielle putting up 8 to 11 foot faces
Hurricane Danielle putting up 8 to 11 foot faces

Hurricane Danielle provided a few fun days,  though we had to deal with some choppy conditions, that would be a thanks to Hurricane Earl sneaking up from behind keeping the onshore winds constant.   These pics were taken again by, yep you guessed it, Central Florida photographer Mike Melito from Lakeland.  Enjoy the pics and we’ll be uploading more from Hurricane Earl too!

oldwaverider

Older guy going left :)
Older guy going left 🙂
Nice Air Left
Nice Air Left
Chase from a closeout
Chase from a closeout
Clean overhead left wall
Clean overhead left wall
Late drop in
Late drop in
Big foamy left...
Big foamy left...
My spray on tan from the pool job.
My spray on tan from the pool job.