SURF REPORT: Hurricane Florence Will Produce Fun Surf in Waist-High Range, Chest-High Sets
By Space Coast Daily // September 8, 2018
Bob Freeman’s Surf Report For Sept 8 AND 9
Good Morning, Surfers
Saturday: Groundswell waves with a 13-second interval from Florence will produce fun surf in the waist-high range with frequent chest-high sets. A light onshore wind will produce semi-bumpy surface conditions.
Sunday: Increased groundswell from Florence will build waves up into the chest-high range with clean lines early from an offshore breeze.
Workweek: Florence will have returned to Hurricane strength and will continue to send pumping groundswell our way for most of this coming week. Florence’s forecast track will place us in a favorable offshore wind pattern for most of the week.
Don’t expect massive waves on our beaches as Florence’s strongest winds do not extend outward from center far enough to generate a 15 – 17 second wave interval.
However, Florence will produce exceptionally good surf with the biggest waves on Wednesday and Thursday pushing 7ft at the better surf spots.
Cocoa Beach ocean temperatures now average 84 degrees.
WAVE HEIGHT MAPS
Playalinda … 3 ft
Water temp … 84
Cape Canaveral … 3 ft
Cocoa Beach … 3-4 ft
Satellite Beach … 3-4 ft
Indialantic … 3 ft
Sebastian Inlet … 3 ft
Playalinda … 4-6 ft
Water temp … 84
Cape Canaveral … 3-4 ft
Cocoa Beach … 3-5 ft
Satellite Beach … 4-6 ft
Indialantic … 3-5 ft
Sebastian Inlet … 3-5 ft
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bob 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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