SURF REPORT: Gonzalo’s Groundswell Is Here

By  //  October 18, 2014

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Waves are looking mostly unrideable this morning. Late-morning's lower tide could help make the small waves more rideable by then. Surfers seeking an early morning surf session may want to focus on Cocoa Beach's northernmost beaches for a longboardable wave.

Ocean water temperatures remain in the lower 80s. Don’t forget to wear a rashguard and apply sunscreen.

SURF REPORT FOR OCT. 17-19, 2014

FRIDAY: Hurricane Gonzalo’s groundswell is here. Waves early this morning are running in the chest- to head-high range with semi-clean lines from a steady northwesterly wind.

Bob Freeman has been surfing Brevard's waves since 1966.

Bob Freeman has been surfing Brevard’s waves since 1966.

Expect better than average surfing conditions at all popular surf spots. Winds should decrease and become more northerly by mid-afternoon.

SATURDAY: Surf will decrease into the mostly chest-high range with bigger sets in the head-high range still available along Brevard’s southernmost surf spots.

A light offshore breeze should provide ideal surfing conditions for surfers of all skill levels.

SUNDAY: I expect wave heights to decrease into the waist-high range with bigger sets again in southern Brevard.

Conditions should remain very clean from an expected northwesterly breeze.

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Ocean water temperatures are now in the upper 70s. Don’t forget to wear a rashguard and apply sunscreen.

Stay safe this weekend. Surfers should expect very crowded waves as the forecast for this groundswell has been anticipated all week. Please exercise caution and try to avoid collisons and unnecessary altercations with one another.

BREVARD-COUNTY-MAP-300WAVE HEIGHT MAPS

FRIDAY

• Playalinda … 4-6 ft
• Cape Canaveral … 2-4 ft
• Cocoa Beach … 3-5 ft
• Satellite Beach … 4-6 ft
• Indialantic … 4-6 ft
• Melbourne Beach … 4-5 ft
• Sebastian Inlet … 4-5 ft

SATURDAY

• Playalinda … 3-5 ft
• Cape Canaveral … 2-3 ft
• Cocoa Beach … 3-4 ft
• Satellite Beach … 3-5 ft
• Indialantic … 3-5 ft
• Melbourne Beach … 3-5 ft
• Sebastian Inlet … 3-5 ft

SUNDAY

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

Bob Freeman has been surfing Brevard’s waves since 1966. 

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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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