Bob Freeman’s Daily Surf Report For Sept. 23 In Brevard County, Be Aware of Strong Rip Currents

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potentially dangerous situation for toddlers

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.

BEWARE OF RIP CURRENTS: Jose background swell will continue to send waves our way again today in the waist- to chest-high range with very bumpy and sloppy conditions from a steady northeasterly wind.

SATURDAY: Jose background swell will continue to send waves our way again today in the waist- to chest-high range with very bumpy and sloppy conditions from a steady northeasterly wind.

I expect larger groundswell waves from Maria to fill in later this afternoon as Maria moves northward past the Bahamas.

Surfers and swimmers should be aware of strong rip currents flowing near shore.

Some adults have been swept off their feet in shin-deep water.

This presents a potentially dangerous situation for toddlers and small children playing along the water’s edge.

Watch for much bigger waves approaching 8 feet much later this afternoon and lasting into Monday.

Surfing conditions will begin to improve later on Monday as winds become more favorable out of the northeast.

Cocoa Beach ocean temperatures now average 80 degrees.

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BREVARD-COUNTY-MAP-300WAVE HEIGHT MAPS

Saturday
Playalinda …  3-5 ft
Water temp … 80
Cape Canaveral … 2-3 ft
Cocoa Beach … 3-5 ft
Satellite Beach … 3-5 ft
Indialantic … 3-5 ft
Sebastian Inlet … 3-4 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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