(08/15) This Week in Waves for August 15th
Indo turns on too late, Gert ready for the tropics, and an unfair fight in the Pacific

(08/15) Record-Breaking Day for Tommy Coleman at Rip Curl GromSearch
Floridian young-gun takes down nearly every award possible at pumping New Smyrna

(08/15) Gert Strengthens into a Hurricane, Spreads Surf Along East Coast
Swell rising from south to north along East Coast through midweek

(08/13) Ten Hours at Teahupoo
Long day, big rewards at day 2 of Billabong Pro Tahiti; finals day tomorrow

(08/12) End of the Road Sprint
Challenging surf outlook sees Billabong Pro Tahiti fire through 16 heats on day one

(08/12) "Game of Thrones" Goes to Popular Surf Spot
The Mother of Dragons hails from a castle with waves in front - but where is it?

(08/11) Final Atlantic Tropical Predictions: Expect an Above Average Season
NOAA/CSU update predictions; all groups calling for an active season as we monitor two disturbances in the Atlantic

(08/11) The Business Of Being Mick
Catching up with Fanning on his many new business ventures, Kelly, Tahiti and more

(08/11) Them's The Rules
A closer look at the Toledo/Igarashi interference call

(08/10) This Week in Waves for August 10th
SE Pacific remains king, Tahiti ready for the 'CT pros, and Brazil bombs

Florida juice with speed to burn.

Hurricane Florence Meets Florida.

A swell of a decade unloads onto Florida's East Coast.

Words & Photos by Arsen Brzostek, Posted 9/15/06

When I checked the buoys on Thursday morning (9/14/06) they were holding to the forecast. Florence the Hurricane was far offshore. It's swell merged with a cold front creating a cusp which came off the eastern seaboard and was sending a NE, 14 foot ground swell at 17 seconds. The tide was low incoming. The wind 10 knots offshore. When I pulled up to Satellite Beach I couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of wanting to be in the water surfing. I was freakin!!!

A buddy of mine, Ryan Cathy, came along and shot the morning session on video. I grabbed my 20D and popped off about 500 pics in 15 mins. When I went in I caught double overhead bombs until I snapped a leash. After I swam in I filmed a bit. After I found another leash I went back out. This is all on my 10'3" log. After several more mind dripping waves I snapped the second leash. I went back in and got my 9 footer. Sooo much fun doing hard cut backs. Some of the bigger waves which came through on the cleans ups were easily 3X over head. >

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Hurricane Florence Meets Florida. A swell of a decade unloads onto Florida's East Coast.