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SUNDAY MORNING AND MONDAY MORNING, COULD BE SIZE AND GLASS!…………..More in a few minutes!

CHAD PHOTO GALLERY

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Glassy lineup, with the whole neighborhood out in the water!

Glassy lineup, with the whole neighborhood out in the water!

Sunday, September 9 2012 was a spectacular Surf Day!  Hurricane Leslie gave us great surf for 5 or 6 days I believe. Yeah, Saturday was the huge glassy day in Satellite Beach with some 10 foot face sets, see the photos here from my buddy Mike Melito, but the best day (which I missed cause I was out of town, ouch),  but the day for 30 to 50 rides per person (or more), was Sunday.  It was closing out, and poor form Sunday up until 2 or 3 PM, and then conditions changed big time!  RC’s was shut down, but at 3 PM, I was at Officer’s Club watching with my buddy Mike Melito, and within 30 minutes, the form cleaned up, the winds got perfect, 3 guys were out, so Mike and I paddled out at O’Club, with some awesome head high waves and and occassional 1 to 2 foot overhead cleanup set.  I surfed 2 hours at O’club, easy paddle out, no hair wet, but it was slamming hard if you got caught inside.  I caught at least 3 each 150 yard rides at O’Club.

But then I suggested, he let’s check out Johnson Ave, and see if we have less slamming, and more waves for the taking.  So we went North, and it was one of those Classic Johnson Avenue days.  It was perfect in form, yeah a foot or two smaller on the face,  but the left’s and rights were so User-friendly, the whole neighborhood was out, so we surfed another 1 1/2 hours, and then I came in to take some pictures.

This sequence is of brother Chad, a 6-shot sequence, taken about 5:30 PM or 6 PM,  my settings on the camera were a little off, but you can still see what an epic session Chad had.  He was definitely one of the stand-outs making this epic Hurricane Leslie Johnson Avenue Sunday night session, look easy 🙂

Chad on a perfect right. Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, from Johnson Avenue, Hurricane Leslie, September 9 2012, around 6:30 PM . Photos by Oldwaverider,

Chad on a perfect right. Image 1 of 6 shot sequence, from Johnson Avenue, Hurricane Leslie, September 9 2012, around 6:30 PM . Photos by Oldwaverider,

Chad, image 2 of 6 in sequence, enjoying a perfect Sunday evening Hurricane Leslie swell , the whole neighborhood was out. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad, image 2 of 6 in sequence, enjoying a perfect Sunday evening Hurricane Leslie swell , the whole neighborhood was out. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad, image 3 of 7 (not 6) shot sequence :)

Chad, image 3 of 7 (not 6) shot sequence 🙂

Chad, image 4 of 7 shot sequence, Hurricane Leslie, Sunday night.

Chad, image 4 of 7 shot sequence, Hurricane Leslie, Sunday night.

Chad still going, many 100 yard plus rides were had this Sunday night. Image 5 of 7 in sequence. Oldwaverider photos

Chad still going, many 100 yard plus rides were had this Sunday night. Image 5 of 7 in sequence. Oldwaverider photos

Image 6 of 7 , Chad carving a glassy chest high face.

Image 6 of 7 , Chad carving a glassy chest high face.

Chad riding a Hurricane Leslie perfect wave, image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Chad riding a Hurricane Leslie perfect wave, image 7 of 7 shot sequence. Photos by Oldwaverider

Okay, upcoming surf,  REMINDER, with my crazy schedule, I am only posting surf reports when we have a solid ground swell in the making.  So that’s why the infrequent reports.

But we do have  a solid long period swell that will start to hit our beaches tonight (Saturday night), and should see some thigh high glass or semi-glass for Sunday morning at the Cape here.  Maybe some waist high stuff, and by later in the day, chest high at the Cape, and some Chest high in Satellite Beach.  Winds look to be offshore up until maybe 11 AM with mostly a NW wind (4 to 8 mph) turning North by 11, which still would be offshore if you stay at Lori Wilson or North of it.

Monday morning, if you surf North, Lori Wilson or the Pier, should have some chest high plus sets with semi-glass until 9 or 10 AM.  The winds should be 5 to 10 mph out of the North, so it could be fairly big and semi-glassy.

This ground swell should be with us thru Tuesday, and then we should still have a solid 3 to 4 foot wind swell with us thru Friday at least.

Make sure and get in the water early Sunday to get the perfect glass and at low tide.

Have a great weekend!

Oldwaverider

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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. – 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.


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


Tuesday dawn patrol had similar surf quality as this pic which was taken in Brevard by gulfster.com on 3/29/10.

Tuesday dawn patrol had similar surf quality as this pic which was taken in Brevard by gulfster.com on 3/29/10.

The surf at Hightower’s in Satellite Beach was stomach high, offshore winds, great  form lefts and rights, and even some barrellage to it.

I had the water to myself until 7:20 Am and then it was just myself and another guy until 8:20 when I left the water.

The winds were around 5-6 mph WSW.

Great session, and no wetsuit.  Double rashguards only!

Incoming wind swell Tuesday night.  Doesn’t look to big or strong but hey, it may bring something rideable!

Gulfster.com had the photo at left in their fantastic photo gallery of Brevard East Coast waves, arranged by date.  Check it out. This photo was from Satellite Beach on 3/29/10.

I want to post your local pictures online so please call me or email me if you have some pictures or videos for Johnson Avenue Surfers.  Thanks.

Have a great day!

oldwaverider