COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are not present in the water throughout Cocoa Beach from Coconuts on the Beach northward to Jetty Park in 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.
Seaweed is barely present on the beach and in the water.
Winds are from the northwest this morning around 7 miles per hour.
A near-shore current is moving south.
Breaking waves are 1-2 feet with a slight chop this morning. The calm, long-period swells are ideal for paddle boarding today.
The water remains slightly cloudy this morning despite calm seas.
The Spring fishing season has begun. Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, Croaker and small sharks (mostly Bonnethead) are biting around Jetty Park and the Cocoa Beach Pier. Pompano are being caught with shrimp from Minuteman Causeway southward.
There is a moderate UV index of 7 today.
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Current Temps: Water 69 F Air 68 F
20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.3 ft. swell every 8 seconds.
120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.
Cocoa Beach Tides:
06:37 AM High
12:44 PM Low
07:25 AM High
01:33 PM Low
08:12 AM High
02:22 PM Low
Brevard County Boating Forecast:
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET OUT 20 NM- 417 AM EST SAT MAR 1 2014 .TODAY...NORTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. .TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. .SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. .SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. .MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. .MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. .TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
ATLC COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM AMZ500-012130- SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM- 417 AM EST SAT MAR 1 2014 .SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PUSH OFFSHORE THE MID ATLANTIC COAST THIS WEEKEND AND THEN SOUTHWARD ACROSS FLORIDA THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. NORTHEAST TO EAST FLOW WILL DEVELOP INTO THE WEEKEND AS THE RIDGE AXIS BUILDS OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE. THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26TH. 50 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET. 35 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL. 27 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET. 19 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET. 11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.