Tropical Storm Ophelia update, Photos from Lori Wilson last day of Maria, Surf Report Sunday night (at 9:30 PM) and Surf Forecast for Cape Canaveral n Cocoa Beach (posted September 25, 2011)


A fun little thigh high left, taken by Jenna, Sept. 9 2011, Tropical Storm Maria last day.
A fun little thigh high left, taken by Jenna, Sept. 9 2011, Tropical Storm Maria last day.

NOTE AND APOLOGY;  WHEN I DON’T CHANGE OR UPDATE MY BLOG REPORT WHEN WE HAVE A MAJOR SWELL COMING (the last one was Friday), ITS BECAUSE NOTHING HAS CHANGED.  I’LL TRY TO MENTION THAT WHEN I LEAVE A POST UP FOR A FEW DAYS LIKE THAT….oldwaverider

Ophelia says she will be on schedule…the big glassy day still looks like Tuesday, then Wednesday.

The wait...
The wait...

Monday morning ain’t looking as pretty for up North.   The Cape ought to see waist high plus waves in the morning, and chest to shoulder in Satellite.  Winds are whats not pretty.  Expect South winds around 8 to 10 mph at the Cape and Cocoa Beach same, but a 2 or 3 hour window of SSW, surprisingly, Satellite Beach is showing SSW winds from daybreak till 11.  For the Cape, that’s sideshore/onshore, but maybe we’ll get a surprise of a SW gust or two.  By evening it ought to be cranking overhead down South and kicking up maybe chest high plus at the Cape.

A re-entry, photo by Jenna, Sept 9 2011, Lori Wilson Park
A re-entry, photo by Jenna, Sept 9 2011, Lori Wilson Park

Tuesday, ahhhhhh, I hope it holds.  It has been showing head high to overhead for 4 days now for down South, so maybe chest to shoulder high plus at the CapeThe winds look to be SW at daybreak around 8 mph swinging West down to about 3 or 4 mph, and then onshore by Noon or 1.

Wednesday still looks West in the morning, and shoulder high down South, waist to stomach at the Cape.  The winds ought to be pretty light, like less than 6 or 7 mph.

Thursday could also be totally ridable because the animated swell period chart which always follows the swell moving chart with a day of delay, tells me that we will still have a little waist high power.

The pics are taken by my friend Jenna with a water camera, on the last day of Maria at Lori Wilson Park.   It was chest high plus down South, but I figured Lori would be a good place to learn.  Jenna and her brother Travis tried surfing and both got up and rode in numerous times, pretty awesome.  I’ve been wanting to get Jenna to try it for a while, and hoorah, she nailed it 🙂

Anyhow, enjoy Ophelia and take pics and videos and feel free to send em to me.

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