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. 

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