Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf and Fishing Report For Saturday, October 18, 2014

Waves at sunrise off Cocoa Beach, Florida on Saturday, October 18, 2014

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, jelly fish are present on the beach or in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida.  


Breaking waves are exceeding 5 feet today due to swells produced by Hurricane Gonzalo passing far off of the east coast of Florida.  The National Weather Service in Melbourne, Florida has issued a High Rip Current Risk for east Central Florida that will remain in effect through Sunday evening.


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.


The Salty Sweet Women's Pro-Am Surf Contest is underway at the Cocoa Beach Pier today.  Surfers should head down to the beaches near Patrick Air Force Base for bigger waves and anglers should head to Jetty Park to avoid the rough surf.


Fall fishing is here and the Mullet run is coming to an end.  Blue Fish are biting along with Red Fish, Whiting, Black Drum and Spanish Mackerel.  Small to medium sharks are back. 






Seaweed: A small amount of seaweed remains from last week but is browning and breaking up. 



Winds: From the northwest this morning around 7 miles per hour.


Near-shore current:  Moving south with strong rip currents.


Breaking waves:  4 to 5.5 feet and glassy.


UV Index: 7


Current Temps:  Water 80 F    Air 680 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy:  5.6 ft. swell every 13 seconds.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
  


Sunday 

11:20 AM Low
05:19 PM  High


Monday 


11:20 AM Low
05:19 PM High


Tuesday 

12:04 PM Low
06:03 PM High 


    


Brevard County Boating Forecast:


COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
400 AM EDT SAT OCT 18 2014

 
SUNDAY...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 
SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. 
 
 
MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. 
 
 
TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
 
 
ATLC COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM

AMZ500-182200-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
400 AM EDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LIGHT WESTERLY WINDS TODAY WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE
NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY AS A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE AREA MOVES ACROSS THE
EASTERN SEABOARD BEHIND A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY. WINDS ARE THEN
FORECAST TO DIMINISH FOR THE START OF THE WORK WEEK. LONG PERIOD EAST
SWELLS FROM DISTANT HURRICANE GONZALO WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
WATERS TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN CHOPPY CONDITIONS FOR SMALL
CRAFT TRAVERSING INLETS DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

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

40 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
32 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. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Thursday, October 16, 2014

Waves at sunrise off Cocoa Beach, Florida on October 16, 2014


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014, jelly fish are present on the beach or in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida.  


The water is calm and clear this morning despite Hurricane Gonzalo churning far off of the east coast of Florida.  However, surf conditions are expected to change later today.


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.


Fall fishing is here and the Mullet run is coming to an end.  Blue Fish are biting along with Red Fish, Whiting, Black Drum and Spanish Mackerel.  Small to medium sharks are back. 


Seaweed: A small amount of seaweed remains from last week but is browning and breaking up. 



Winds: From the north-northwest this morning around 8 miles per hour.


Near-shore current:  Slowly moving south.


Breaking waves:  2-3 feet and glassy.


UV Index: 8


Current Temps:  Water 81 F    Air 80 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy:  3.9 ft. swell every 5 seconds.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
  


Thursday



08:40 AM Low
02:44 PM High


  

Friday

09:39 AM  Low
03:40 PM  High 



Saturday 

10:33  Low
04:32  High


Sunday 

11:20 AM Low
05:19 PM  High



Brevard County Boating Forecast:



COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
422 AM EDT THU OCT 16 2014 
 
 
TODAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. 
 
 
TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 14 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. 
 
 
FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. 
 
 
FRIDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
SATURDAY...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT
CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. 
 
 
SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 5 TO
10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. 
 
 
SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.



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

AMZ500-162145-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
422 AM EDT THU OCT 16 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A GENTLE TO MODERATE NORTHWEST BREEZE BEHIND A COOL
FRONT WILL BECOME NORTH TONIGHT AND GRADUALLY DIMINISH FRIDAY. LONG
PERIOD EAST SWELLS FROM DISTANT HURRICANE GONZALO WILL PROPAGATE
INTO THE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING...
RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS SEAS. ROUGH CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED
NEAR INLETS DURING THE OUTGOING TIDE. WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
RATHER BENIGN OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE SEAS GRADUALLY SUBSIDE.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...CHOPPY SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY
MORNING.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15TH.

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

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Saturday, October 11, 2014

 
Waves at sunrise off Cocoa Beach, Florida on October 11, 2014

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, jelly fish are present on the beach or 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.


Fall fishing is here and the Mullet run is coming to an end.  The water is cloudy, probably due to the tidal effects of the recent Full Moon.  Blue Fish are biting along with Red Fish, Whiting, Black Drum and Spanish Mackerel.  Small to medium sharks are back. 


Seaweed:  An accumulation of fresh seaweed is in the water and on the beach.  However, this accumulation is much more moderate than in past weeks.



Winds: From the southeast this morning around  6 miles per hour.


Near-shore current:  Slowly moving south.


Rip current threat:  Moderate


Breaking waves:  2-3 feet and semi-glassy.


UV Index: 8


Current Temps:  Water 81 F    Air 80 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy:  2.6 ft. swell every 6 seconds.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
  


Saturday 

10:27 AM High
04:34 PM Low



Sunday 

11:14 AM High
05:24 PM  Low
Monday 

12:03 PM High
06:18 PM Low



Brevard County Boating Forecast:



COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
434 AM EDT SAT OCT 11 2014

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 .TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 
 .SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
10 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
 
 
 .SUNDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT
CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
 
 
 .MONDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
 
 
 .MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
 
 
 .TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 



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

AMZ500-112100-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
434 AM EDT SAT OCT 11 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE AXIS WILL EXTEND INTO THE
SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST THIS WEEKEND..RESULTING IN A GENTLE TO
MODERATE ONSHORE BREEZE. WINDS WILL FRESHEN NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY
AHEAD OF A MID WEEK FRONTAL PASSAGE. THE COLD FRONT WILL PASS
THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM FRIDAY OCTOBER 10TH.

38 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
23 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
13 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
9 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Wednesday, October 1, 2014




COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, jelly fish are barely present on the beach or in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida - despite the heavy accumulation of seaweed.


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:  Heavy accumulations of seaweed are in the water and on the beach.  The decomposing seaweed is also producing a stench when the wind speeds are low.


Winds: From the west-southwest this morning around  6 miles per hour.


Near-shore current:  Slowly moving south.


Rip current threat:  Moderate


Breaking waves:  1-2 feet and glassy.


UV Index: 8


Current Temps:  Water 82 F    Air 76 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy:  3 ft. swell every 8 seconds.



Fall fishing is here and the Mullet are still running.  The water is very clear despite the recent storms - so it is a sight casting day.  Blue Fish are biting along with Red Fish, Whiting, Black Drum and Jack.  



While this may seem counter-intuitive, the only way to surf fish around so much seaweed this week is to fish during low tide because the seaweed is deposited out of the water and onto the beach during low tide.





Cocoa Beach Tides:

 


Wednesday

07:14 AM Low
01:45 PM  High


Thursday


08:22 AM Low
02:50 PM  High




Friday

09:32 AM Low
03:54 PM High 


Saturday 

10:36 AM Low
04:54 PM High 



Brevard County Boating Forecast:




COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
355 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.TODAY...WEST WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A
LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 
.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. 
 
 
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD 7 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. 
 
 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
 
 
ATLC COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM

AMZ500-012030-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
355 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN DRAPED ACROSS
CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE ADJACENT ATLANTIC WATERS TODAY THEN WASH
OUT ON THURSDAY. ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS FORECAST TO PUSH
ACROSS THE WATERS SATURDAY WITH AN INCREASE IN NORTH WINDS AND
UNFAVORABLE BOATING CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND ESPECIALLY IN THE
GULF STREAM.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH.

40 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
32 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
28 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
19 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Monday, September 24, 2014


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 8 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014, jelly fish are barely present on the beach or in the water throughout Cocoa Beach northward into Cape Canaveral, Florida - despite the heavy accumulation of seaweed.


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:  Heavy accumulations of seaweed are in the water and on the beach.  The decomposing seaweed is also producing a stench when the wind speeds are low.


Winds: From the north this morning around  4 miles per hour.


Near-shore current:  Slowly moving south.


Rip current threat:  Moderate


Breaking waves:  2-3 feet and semi-glassy.


UV Index: 8


Current Temps:  Water 82 F    Air 79 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy:  3.3 ft. swell every 7 seconds.



Fall fishing is here and the Mullet are still running.  Blue Fish are biting along with Red Fish, Whiting, Black Drum and Jack.  While this may seem counter-intuitive, the only way to surf fish around so much seaweed this week is to fish during outgoing low tide because the seaweed is deposited out of the water and onto the beach during low tide.


This is not a 'cast beyond the wave break and set your pole in a hole' kind of week.  Instead, stand in 2 feet of water and cast short into about 4 feet of water so that you have less line that could get tangled in the seaweed.


Cocoa Beach Tides:

 

Monday

11:52 AM High
05:48 PM  Low


Tuesday

06:12 AM Low
12:45 PM  High


Wednesday

07:14 AM Low
01:45 PM  High


Thursday


08:22 AM Low
02:50 PM  High



Brevard County Boating Forecast:

COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-


353 AM EDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
 


.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
 


.TUESDAY...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
 


.TUESDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.


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

AMZ500-292030-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
353 AM EDT MON SEP 29 2014

.SYNOPSIS...LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
PUSH EAST ALONG AN OLD FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA
TONIGHT. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL DROP INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA ON
TUESDAY. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH OVER THE AREA
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH.

40 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
32 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
28 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
19 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
11 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Friday, September 5, 2014

Clouded water and skies on Friday, September 5, 2014.

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2014, jelly fish are barely 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.


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Seaweed:  There are sparse amounts of seaweed in the water.  Most of the seaweed is blackening on the beach at the high tide line. 

 

Winds:  From the south this morning around 5 miles per hour.


Near-shore current: Still.


Rip current threat:  Low


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

 
UV Index: 10
 
 
Current Temps: Water 83 F    Air 78 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.3 ft. swell every 7 seconds. 

 
 
Today and Saturday are not good days to go fishing due to very clouded water and the timing of the tides.  Early Sunday morning will be the best time and day to go fishing this weekend with a 4.5 ft. high tide at 6:34 a.m.   The tide timing gets even better on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
 

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

 
Whiting, spot, and the occasional red fish are biting from the beach. Black drum, flounder and sheepshead are also biting off of Jetty Park and around the Cocoa Beach Pier.
 
 
Early September is a transition period from summer to fall fishing so it is prudent to have mullet, shrimp, and sand fleas on hand as one may prove more successful than the other during your fishing trip.



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Cocoa Beach Tides:


Friday
10:52 AM  Low
05:17 PM  High
 
Saturday

05:35 AM  High
11:50 AM  Low


Sunday

06:34 AM High
12:46 PM Low



Monday 

07:29 AM High
01:38 PM Low
 
 

Brevard County Boating Forecast:





COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1015 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

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

AMZ500-022115-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
1015 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.SYNOPSIS...THE AXIS OF THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL
REMAIN NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH LATE WEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN
A LIGHT TO GENTLE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZE WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS
AND STORMS. A TROUGH ALOFT WILL CROSS THE BAHAMAS AND APPROACH THE
AREA AT MIDWEEK...RESULTING IN AN INCREASED CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH LATE WEEK.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM FROM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST.

38 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
30 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
24 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.
 
 
 
 
 
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
1015 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.WEDNESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 8 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO
3 FEET. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. ISOLATED
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. 

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