There are millions of surf reports out there on the web. Most have the standard fare…tides. Waves. Pictures of waves.
16streets.com has a surf report that is not in any form a surf report. It is not updated daily so if you are looking to get a jump on the crowd or to find the best spot around then you might as well forget it.
So what is the point then you ask?
The report is actually a report about Cocoa Beach. The residents. Life and discoveries. The glue between the journey is a stretch of sand and some waves.
The report is created by local surfer, Jim MacLaren. Jim seems to understand that even the most mundane and minute moments can paint a huge picture.
So this is a snippet of the report featuring our local surfette, Jesse. Jesse Restivo is a very accomplished longboarder and is featured heavily in the posts.
On this day, Jesse paddles out and is greeted by a thunderstorm and then water spouts. Crazy you may say but hardly…because we as surfers see nature in all of its glory on a frequent basis. Some days are sunny and seemingly void of excitement yet it is there under the surface.
You just have to see it. Or…to let James show you the way!
By the way, you can also check out the forum on 16streets.com. Lots of surf talk without drama.