John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Speechless Sundays - Hurricane Irene: Big Surf on Cocoa Beach, Florida

Speechless Sundays - Hurricane Irene: Big Surf on Cocoa Beach, Florida

NOTE: YouTube blocked the first video I uploaded because of music copyright. I used "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. This one plays great with my own original recordings! Lesson Learned. This video is best viewed in HD.

Thursday, Aug., 25, 2011: Florida's Space Coast missed the full impact of Hurricane Irene but sail boarders took full advantage of the big waves and wind. All of the local TV News crews were at the Cocoa Beach Pier shooting film for the evening news and so was I. Equipment: Panasonic HDC-TM90, Nikon D90. Music: Shakin' Like Hell (c) by John Mayer AKA Surfside Johnny.

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Comment balloon 26 commentsJohn Mayer • August 28 2011 02:33AM

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Hi John,

I couldn't play this video? But I did read somewhere in Florida a surfer died today. Hope it wasn't where you were.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 8 years ago

John, as Kristin said the content was blocked by the TV station so I could not see those surfers in action.  Glad you came out OK near the cape area.

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) about 8 years ago

Hope you guys are safe! Have a great week!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) about 8 years ago

Glad to know there were some positive effects from the storm's near brush with the state John.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

Kristin - The video is now LIVE. I believe the surfer died in the New Smyrna Beach area about 50 miles north of me. You have to be careful out there!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Bruce - Sorry about that. Yep, everybody's fine in Cocoa Beach.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Maggie - You too!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Gary - We missed this one but the season is now in full gear. Who knows?

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Dodged a bullet there. Outof a bad storm, at least some people got some recreation from it.

Posted by Rich Murray, GRI, ABR (PMNC, Cary, NC) about 8 years ago

Can't believe that many people were on the beach!  Thanks for the video!

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) about 8 years ago

John,

You guys are pros at this hurricane thing, we're amatuers...and it showed.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 8 years ago

GREAT video, John!  You can feel the local energy emanating from it.

I love Dire Straits. . .I have a couple of their CDs in my car stereo.  My favorite tunes, "The Bug" and "It All Depends on You."

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 8 years ago

Rich - We were worried for a while but we got lucky. I feel terrible about the destruction up north.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Sherri - Everyone wanted to see the waves and for the most part they're pretty vigilent.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Rich - I was raised in Canada and didn't have to deal with these things. I don't think even long time Floridians can call themselves pros when it comes to dealing with Mother Nature :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Hi Myrl - Beach people are all a "little bit" crazy :-) The Dire Straits tune seemed to fit the mood but I was shut down. I think Surfside Johnny is better anyway :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Hi John, I guess it's windy but warm there on the Florida coast. 

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) about 8 years ago

Ted - It's in the 90's every day and the humidity adds another 10 dgrees. You get used to it and work around it. I don't go for my bike ride until 6 or 7pm.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Surfside Johnny, GREAT JOB with this video! You captured the moments perfectly.  Maybe next time I am at the Sandbar we'll run into each other.  Keep up the great work!

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) about 8 years ago

John, thanks for sharing your experience when using the 'wrong' music.  Hope you were able to follow Debb Jannis series on adding music to video. 

Great job getting the right music to a great video.
Pamela

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) about 8 years ago

Thanks Sandy - I can't believe we haven't bumped into one another either. Maybe next time !

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

Pamela - I'll have to check out Debb's blog. Sony Vegas gives you cheesy tunes to add so I'm on the hunt for good royalty free music.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

John, Great video and thanks for sharing! You are getting very good with the camcorder!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) about 8 years ago

Thanks Keith - It's a learning experience. The editing software is amazing!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

I am glad they it missed you guys...FLA gets pretty beat up all the time.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 8 years ago

Sussie - We've been lucky so far and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 8 years ago

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