BOB FREEMAN’S WEEKEND SURF REPORT FOR APRIL 16-17

By  //  April 16, 2016

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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.

Cocoa Beach ocean temperatures now average 75 degrees.

SURF REPORT FOR APRIL 16-17

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

Bob Freeman has been surfing Brevard’s waves since 1966.Waves are not looking very fun this morning. There is plenty of northeasterly groundswell remaining, but onshore winds from passing storms are producing sloppy conditions.

SATURDAY: Overhead groundswell started showing during the pre-dawn hours. Strong winds from the northeast will produce very bumpy and drifty surface conditions.

SUNDAY: I expect wave heights to run in the overhead- to well overhead range. Strong northeasterly winds will again produce very rough conditions.

Cocoa Beach ocean temperatures now average 75 degrees.

BREVARD-COUNTY-MAP-300WAVE HEIGHT MAPS

SATURDAY

• Playalinda …   5-7 ft
• Cape Canaveral … 2-4 ft
• Cocoa Beach … 4-6 ft
• Satellite Beach … 5-7 ft
• Indialantic … 5-7 ft
• Melbourne Beach … 5-7 ft
• Sebastian Inlet … 5-7 ft

SUNDAY

• Playalinda …   6-9 ft
• Cape Canaveral … 3-5 ft
• Cocoa Beach … 5-7 ft
• Satellite Beach … 5-8 ft
• Indialantic … 5-8 ft
• Melbourne Beach … 5-8 ft
• Sebastian Inlet … 5-8 ft

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

THE RON JON SURF TEAM, a group of surfers who are sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop and participate in a variety of surfing competitions around the world, is currently comprised of 14 surfers ranging in age from 9 to 36 years old.  Bob Freeman, above, was 19 when he joined the team for a two-year stint in 1967.

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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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