Tropical Storm Maria waves for Tuesday, Hurricane Katia photos from Thursday 9/8/11, Surf Report Monday night (at 9:00 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 12, 2011)


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This was actually image 1 of a 3 shot sequence.  Officers Club on September 8 2011 from Hurricane Katia, after the swell had dropped a few feet by early afternoon.  Photos by Oldwaverider
This was actually image 1 of a 3 shot sequence. Officers Club on September 8 2011 from Hurricane Katia, after the swell had dropped a few feet by early afternoon. Photos by Oldwaverider
Nice shoulder to head high right.
Nice shoulder to head high right.

I have a couple of photos here I took at Officers Club, last Thursday (9/8/11)  afternoon shots…And Maria’s waves are coming in for at least Tuesday thru Thursday, and probably a day longer.

Maria’s first noticeable waves will be in Tuesday morning.  Waist plus at the Cape, and it should be chest high plus down SouthSW winds from daybreak to 9ish, switching to NNW by 10 ish and onshore by 11 or so.

Wednesday could be some head high waves South and chest or less at the Cape.  Winds looking to WNW at daybreak, switching to NNW by 10 ish and then North.  Wednesday looks to be the swell peak mid-day maybe but it shouldn’t drop much on Thursday.

Thursday , possible chest at the Cape and shoulder to head high down South.   Might be slight offshore, but by Tuesday night I’ll have a more accurate wind guess 🙂

Same wave.
Same wave.

The photos were from last Thursday (9/8/11)In the morning it was about the same size as Wednesday but not as many open shoulders. More closeouts.  Size was still 1 to3 foot overhead plus, and started dropping by noonI took these photos around 1 PM, but they were still some really fun looking waves.  I have a lot to learn on camera settings 🙂

Tropical Storm Maria update, Surf Report Monday Morning (at 7:15 AM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 12, 2011)


There may be some chest high surf down South if you’re willing to gamble the drive.  Maria actually came in a little at the 120 buoy last night and even trickled in there late morning yesterday.

We have offshore winds this morning, so at the right spot down South a little, even though it’s high tide at 8:10 AM, at 10 AM you may have some decent size around chest with SSW winds for an hour or so.  We will update this in a couple of hours, but just for those wanting a Monday morning surf adjustment 🙂

September 11th, 2001 remembered, Tropical Storm Maria update, Surf Report Sunday Morning (at 8:30 AM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 11, 2011)


A beautiful resort now on the site of the once desolate surf break of K-38 Mexico.  Taken by a surf buddy Rob in Newport Beach, Ca
A beautiful resort now on the site of the once desolate surf break of K-38 Mexico. Taken by a surf buddy Rob in Newport Beach, Ca
September 11, 2011…10 years passed.   I was in Lakeland, on Sunday morning after the attack on Tuesday.  I heard the most beautiful and incredible version of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” sang in church as a solo by a woman at First Methodist Church, a woman who was in Manhattan 5 days berfore on the day the Planes hit the Towers. Needless to say, she had a fair amount of emotion when she sang the song to her home congregation in Lakeland.  (this is actually a blog and not a surf report so I have to digress once in a while 🙂

Tropical Storm Maria update…Maria models have dropped a bit in size, not much but some.

Wednesday looks to be the biggest day still, with slight NNW offshore winds at North wind breaksProbably overhead by a foot or two down south with sideshore winds, and chest to head high in the Cape through North Cocoa Beach in the semi-glass to maybe glassy wind direction.  By Monday night I should have more accurate wind data.

Thursday is now looking to be the glassiest day, in the chest to head high plus range depending on where you surf.  As we always mention, winds can be iffy, at least until 36 to 48 hours prior to the day.  But it looks as though West winds for the better part of the morning and then onshore by noon.

Friday it looks to drop off, but by Wednesday we should have something more definitive.

We did have something hit the 120 in the 3.5 to 4.3 foot range at 11 seconds, so there could be something ridable at the right tides today, but with slight onshore winds.

Count your blessings with all this great surf we’ve had this year 🙂

oldwaverider

Tropical Storm Maria update, How the Waves were Friday morning with Hurricane Katia leftovers, Surf Report Friday night (at 7:30 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 09, 2011)


Clay in a sweet barrel in Punta Mango, El Salvador.  Photo provided by my buddy Rob in Newport Beach, Ca.
Clay in a sweet barrel in Punta Mango, El Salvador. Photo provided by my buddy Rob in Newport Beach, Ca.

TS Maria updateHow the Waves were today;   The Cape and Cocoa Beach got blocked out today, big time.   😦

I surfed Lori Wilson Park, and it was fun for awhile, thigh to occasional waist high, glassy.   Definitely less closeouts than the last 3 days.

O’ Club was solid chest high and there was some shoulder high sets according to a couple of friends that surfed there.

TS Maria is now following the familiar cane alley as the last few.  Definitely not a reason to get complacent 🙂  (a natural alarmist thing maybe)

Wednesday appears to be the biggest day.  The image here shows the model at Stormpulse.com with Maria East and slightly North of Jacksonville, 650 miles out as a Category 2.  Based on that position, Wednesday morning could be the big day with offshore winds.   The storm generally needs to be east of us and slightly North to have more Westerly than NW’ly winds.  (Grammar and Spell check is not an option.  These posts take an OCD person 45 minutes 🙂

Hurricane Maria, the Friday 5 PM 9-9-11, projected model position for this Wednesday.  The arrow I drew, shows the hopeful position on Wednesday morning so the winds would be offshore.  Image compliments of Stormpulse.com
Hurricane Maria, the Friday 5 PM 9-9-11, projected model position for this Wednesday. The arrow I drew, shows the hopeful position on Wednesday morning so the winds would be offshore. Image compliments of Stormpulse.com

Thursday could be the second , but smaller glassy day.

The storm is moving WNW at 16 mph, not that that is interesting data, but it is moving faster than Katia, so thus less days of glassy waves, but we’ll see.

Anyhow, I hope y’all got some of the best waves of your Florida surfing life.  I got my best Florida ride at O’ Club Wednesday.

The photo is a guy named Clay, a friend of a friend Rob, who lives in Newport Beach, Ca.  Punta Mango, El Salvador, I believe in 2009.

Rest up, another Cane is on the Way…

oldwaverider