Bob Freeman’s Surf Report For August 19-21 In Brevard County

By  //  August 20, 2016

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has been surfing Brevard's waves since 1966

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 78 degrees.

SURF REPORT FOR AUGUST 19-21

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: Longboarders are finding some small scale sliders along the northernmost Cocoa Beach area surf zones this morning.

Waves are running in the knee- to thigh-high range with a slight cross chop. Incoming high tide is already shutting down the PAFB and southward surf zones. Winds will pick up and switch onshore by mid-day.

SUNDAY:  I believe similar conditions will continue for Sunday. Surf heights could increase some, but late morning’s high tide will be an issue for Brevard’s southernmost surf spots again.

LONG RANGE FORECAST: A northeasterly swell source may increase wave heights to chest-high by Thursday of next week.

Current tropical storm forecast tracts suggest rapidly building surf with stormy conditions beginning as early as the following Sunday afternoon.

Cocoa Beach ocean temperatures now average 78 degrees.

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BREVARD-COUNTY-MAP-300WAVE HEIGHT MAPS

Friday
•  Playalinda …   1 ft
•  Cape Canaveral … 1-2 ft
•  Cocoa Beach … 2 ft
•  Satellite Beach … 2 ft
• Indialantic … 2 ft
• Melbourne Beach … 1-2 ft
• Sebastian Inlet … 1-2 ft

Saturday
•  Playalinda …   1 ft
•  Cape Canaveral … 1 ft
•  Cocoa Beach … 1-2 ft
•  Satellite Beach … 1-2 ft
•  Indialantic … 1-2 ft
•  Melbourne Beach … 1 ft
•  Sebastian Inlet … 1 ft

Sunday
•  Playalinda …   1-2 ft
•  Cape Canaveral … 1 ft
•  Cocoa Beach … 2 ft
•  Satellite Beach … 1-2 ft
•  Indialantic … 1-2 ft
•  Melbourne Beach … 1-2 ft
•  Sebastian Inlet … 1 ft

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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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