BOB FREEMAN’S WEEKEND SURF REPORT

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Good Morning Surfers!

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 SURF REPORT FOR SUNDAY, FEB. 2 ,2014

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA  – Fun swell train continues today.

Look for more fun surf today along all of Brevard's best surf spots. Our easterly groundswell source was generated several days ago by weak low pressure systems off Africa's west coast.

Look for more fun surf today along all of Brevard’s best surf spots. Our easterly groundswell source was generated several days ago by weak low pressure systems off Africa’s west coast.

Early morning surfers seeking a “Dawn Patrol” session will find waves in the waist- to chest-high range with semi-clean conditions from a light southeasterly breeze.

Our easterly groundswell source is still sending long lines our way with an 11 second interval.

I expect rideable mid-break waves again during this morning’s high tide. Mid-day will continue to be fun especially for surf spots between PAFB and Indialantic as the dropping tide pulls deep water off the outer reefs. Surf should continue to be fun for the rest of the day.

Saturday’s surfers were reporting rapidly warming ocean temperatures through the day. Many ditched their early morning fullsuits for springsuits or vests by mid-morning. My 1mm vest was sufficent for me for two 2-hour sessions in northern Cocoa Beach.
Surf temperatures could average 67 – 68 degrees today.

SUNDAY’S ESTIMATED WAVE HEIGHTS AT LOCAL SURF SPOTS

Bob-Freeman-290-1• Playalinda … 3′-4′
• Cape Canaveral … 2′-3′
• Cocoa Beach … 3′-4′
• Satellite Beach … 3′-4′
• Indialantic … 3′-4′
• Melbourne Beach … 3′
• Sebastian Inlet … 3′

Have fun today – Maybe I’ll see you out there!

NEXT WEEK’S OUTLOOK…

Warm weather, warming ocean temperatures and surf remaining in the waist- to chest-high range with light and variable winds are in my forecast for this coming week. Winds will increase from the southeast by Thursday.

A new groundswell source may send even bigger surf our way for next weekend.

SURF REPORT FOR SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 2014

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Expect fun surf again this morning and throughout the day, but surface conditions will not be as clean as Friday’s.

Early morning surfers seeking a “Dawn Patrol” session will find waves in the thigh- to waist-high range with semi-bumpy conditions from an early southeasterly breeze.

Our easterly groundswell source has weakened slightly. We still have a minor swell source from the northeast creating occasional peaks whenever those swells intersect.

Mid-day could be another good time to surf once the morning’s high tide as backed out enough for waves to break on the outer sandbars and reefs. Many popular surfspots still have a deep trough close to shore which is preventing many outer waves from breaking all the way to shore. There is a chanch that winds may become southwesterly late in the afternoon.

Have fun today – Maybe I’ll see you out there!

WAVE HEIGHTS RUN IN WAIST TO CHEST-HIGH RANGE

Fetch from that far away source will continue to send groundswell at 11 second intervals through the weekend. I expect generated wave heights to run in the waist to chest-high range.

Easterly swell sources tend to produce consistent wave heights along all of our beaches.

However, the reefs from the PAFB area southward through much of Satellite Beach will add a little more energy to the breaking wave and provide better opportunities for performance shortboarding.

The flatter bottoms from Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral will provide a longer glide for longboarders especially during this weekend’s early morning’s high tide.

63 DEGREE WATER TEMPERATURE

A 3/2 mill full suit will be suitable for Friday’s expected 63 degree water temperature. A short sleeve fullsuit or a springsuit may be all that will be needed for Saturday and Sunday’s expected 82 degree air temperatures.

A 3/2 mill full suit will be suitable for Friday’s expected 63 degree water temperature. A short sleeve fullsuit or a springsuit may be all that will be needed for Saturday and Sunday’s expected 82 degree air temperatures.

Saturday’s surf height’s may decrease some into the mostly waist-high range with plus size sets. Warm winds will become more southerly during the day..

Sunday’s surf heights should increase back into the waist- to chest-high range. Steady southeasterly winds may also encourage water temperatures to rise into the 65 degree range.

ESTIMATED WEEKEND WAVE HEIGHTS AT LOCAL SURF SPOTS

BREVARD-COUNTY-MAP-300Friday
• Playalinda … 3′-4′
• Cape Canaveral … 2′-3′
• Cocoa Beach … 3′-4′
• Satellite Beach … 3′-4′
• Indialantic … 3′-4′
• Melbourne Beach … 3′
• Sebastian Inlet … 3′

Saturday
• Playalinda … 3′
• Cape Canaveral … 2′-3′
• Cocoa Beach … 3′
• Satellite Beach … 3′
• Indialantic … 3′
• Melbourne Beach … 2′-3′
• Sebastian Inlet … 2′-3′

Sunday
• Playalinda … 3′-4′
• Cape Canaveral … 2′-3′
• Cocoa Beach … 3′-4′
• Satellite Beach … 3′-4′
• Indialantic … 3′-4′
• Melbourne Beach … 3′
• Sebastian Inlet … 3′

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob-Freeman-180-2Bob Freeman has been surfing Brevard’s waves since 1966. He was also the first to surf several of North Carolina’s remote islands in the mid ’60s and travels frequently to surf in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico and Hawaii. He provided his first surf reporting and weekend forecasts in 1968 live on WKKO radio from the RonJon Surf Shop on Cocoa Beach Pier. He was the 1968 Florida Men’s Surfing Champion and is the current Florida Legend’s Surfing Champion. He has gathered over 300 amateur 1st place awards in both shortboard and longboard divisions. He is a 2014 Inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

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