Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Tuesday, August 19, 2014



COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, jelly fish are not present in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Look for purple flags flying at nearby lifeguard stations which would indicate the presence of jelly fish and other dangerous marine life in the immediate area.  Red and Yellow Flags indicate dangerous surf conditions, including rip currents.


Always check the Front Page of BrevardTimes.com each morning for the latest Surf and Fishing Report, or follow us on Google+, Facebook or Twitter to to receive automatic updates.



Seaweed:  Barely any seaweed in the water or on the beach.


Winds: From the southwest this morning around 12 miles per hour.


Near-shore current: Still.


Rip current threat:  Low


Breaking waves:  1-2 feet and glassy.

 
UV Index: 11
 
 
Current Temps: Water 80 F    Air 80 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.6 ft. swell every 8 seconds. 

 
 
Today is not a good day to go fishing due to the timing of the tides.  Incoming high tides at daybreak will not start until Friday, so postpone your surf fishing trip until this weekend.
 

Keep your eye on approaching afternoon and evening thunderstorms because Fishing Is The Number One Activity In Lightning Strike Deaths.  

 
Bait fish are easy to spot in the calm ocean water, usually located just beyond the wave break.  Whiting, spot, and jack are biting from the beach. Black drum, flounder and sheepshead are also biting off of Jetty Park and around the Cocoa Beach Pier.
 
 
For summertime fishing, use shrimp rather than mullet and look for Sand Fleas Return To Brevard.


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Cocoa Beach Tides:


Tuesday
 
09:49 AM  Low
04:07 PM  High
 
Wednesday

10:45 AM  Low
05:04 PM  High
 


Thursday

11:36 AM Low
05:55 PM  High
 
Friday 

06:04 AM High
12:22 PM  Low
 
 

Brevard County Boating Forecast:
 
 
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
357 AM EDT TUE AUG 19 2014

TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
 
 
TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER 
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT
CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE
INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE
INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
 
 
THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET. 
 
 
FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. 
 
 
FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. 
 
 
SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST
5 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 
 
 

ATLC COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM

AMZ500-192200-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
357 AM EDT TUE AUG 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS NEAR LAKE
OKEECHOBEE WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH LATE WEEK.
OFFSHORE MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THOUGH DRIER AIR WILL REDUCE THE OVERALL
COVERAGE.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM SUNDAY AUGUST 17TH.

42 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
30 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
26 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET. 
 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Wednesday, August 13, 2014



COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, jelly fish are not present in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Look for purple flags flying at nearby lifeguard stations which would indicate the presence of jelly fish and other dangerous marine life in the immediate area.  Red and Yellow Flags indicate dangerous surf conditions, including rip currents.


Always check the Front Page of BrevardTimes.com each morning for the latest Surf and Fishing Report, or follow us on Google+, Facebook or Twitter to to receive automatic updates.



Seaweed:  Barely any seaweed in the water or on the beach.



Winds: From the west-southwest this morning around 8 miles per hour.


Near-shore current: Still.


Rip current threat:  Low to Moderate


Breaking waves:  1-2 feet and semi-glassy.

 
UV Index: 11
 
 
Current Temps: Water 80 F    Air 78 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.6 ft. swell every 4 seconds. 

 
 
Today will be a good day to go fishing due to slightly clouded water, light winds, a 4+ ft. high tide, and little seaweed.   Bait fish are congregating just south of Shepard Park this morning.
 

Keep your eye on approaching afternoon and evening thunderstorms because Fishing Is The Number One Activity In Lightning Strike Deaths.  
 
Whiting, spot, and jack are biting from the beach. Small to mid-size sharks have been abundant this past month (mostly black tip, lemon, and bonnet head) - so be careful when wading out into the surf.   Black drum, flounder and sheepshead are also biting off of Jetty Park and around the Cocoa Beach Pier.
 
 
For summertime fishing, use shrimp rather than mullet and look for Sand Fleas Return To Brevard.


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Cocoa Beach Tides:

 
Wednesday

10:24 AM  High
04:32 PM  Low


Thursday

11:16 AM  High
05:25 PM  Low 

 
Friday 
  12:10 PM  High
06:21 PM  Low

 
Saturday  
  06:50 AM  Low
01:05 PM  High

 

Brevard County Boating Forecast:


COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
356 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014

TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
 
 
TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 1 TO 2 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. 
 
 
THURSDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT
CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. 
 
 
THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE
INTRACOASTAL WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
 
 
FRIDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 
 
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
356 AM EDT WED AUG 13 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS WILL REMAIN NEAR
TO SOUTH OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY OVER THE
SOUTHEAST STATES PUSHES TOWARD NORTH FLORIDA BY LATE WEEK. A
GENTLE TO MODERATE SOUTHWESTERLY BREEZE WILL PREVAIL. SCATTERED
OFFSHORE MOVING STORMS ARE EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM TUESDAY AUGUST 12TH.

41 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
27 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
24 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
 8 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET. 

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