Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spanish Mackerel caught off Cocoa Beach Pier on April 1.  Brevard Times photo.


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 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  southwest this morning around 5 miles per hour.


A slow near-shore current is moving south.


Breaking waves are 2-3 feet with a slight chop this morning. 


The Spring fishing season is underway which means shrimp bait will be more effective than mullet.  


Spanish Mackerel are running pretty good this week.  They've brought  4+ ft. spinner, black tip, and lemon sharks along with them to the surf zone.


Pompano are hitting throughout the Brevard County coast and are mostly being caught just beyond the wave breaks.


Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, Jack, Blue Fish, Croaker and small sharks (mostly Bonnethead) are biting around Jetty Park and the Cocoa Beach Pier. 


There is a high UV index of 10 today.




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Current Temps: Water 70 F Air 65 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.3 ft. swell every 11 seconds.


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:


April 3

10:57 AM High
05:15 PM  Low


April 4

05:43 AM Low
11:41 AM High
06:03 PM Low 

April 5

06:33 AM Low
12:27 PM High 


 
Brevard County Boating Forecast:


COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
332 AM EDT THU APR 3 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
9 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
 
 
ATLC COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM

AMZ500-031500-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
332 AM EDT THU APR 3 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER JUST EAST OF FLORIDA WILL MOVE
SEAWARD INTO THE OPEN ATLANTIC. A TRAILING RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND
BACK ACROSS THE PENINSULA THROUGH LATE WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL
STALL ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST U.S. OVER THIS WEEKEND BEFORE ANOTHER
SYSTEM DEVELOPS OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO EARLY NEXT 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 TUESDAY APRIL 1ST.

43 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. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 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 west-southwest this morning around 2 miles per hour.



A slow near-shore current is moving south.



A small east swell and tidal effects are creating a moderate rip current threat.



Breaking waves are 0-2 feet and glassy this morning. 


The water has cleared up since the thunderstorms on Saturday.



The Spring fishing season is underway which means shrimp bait will be more effective than mullet.  Pompano are running throughout the Brevard County coast and are mostly being caught just beyond the wave breaks.


Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, Jack, Blue Fish, Croaker and small sharks (mostly Bonnethead) are biting around Jetty Park and the Cocoa Beach Pier. 


There is a high UV index of 9 today.


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Current Temps: Water 69 F Air 60 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.0 ft. swell every 8 seconds.


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:


April 1

09:31 AM High
03:44 PM Low


April 2

10:14 AM High
04:30 PM Low


April 3


10:57 AM High
05:15 PM  Low




Brevard County Boating Forecast:

COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
354 AM EDT TUE APR 1 2014

.TODAY...LIGHT WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 10
SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.THURSDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
4 FEET.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.




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

AMZ500-012145-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
354 AM EDT TUE APR 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE WATERS WILL MOVE EAST
INTO THE OPEN ATLANTIC WITH A TRAILING RIDGE AXIS EXTENDING BACK
ACROSS THE FLORIDA PENINSULA 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 MARCH 31ST.

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.
12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Saturday, March 15, 2014

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 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 south-southeast this morning around 2 miles per hour.



A near-shore current is moving south.



A long-period swell is creating a moderate rip current threat.

 


Breaking waves are 1-2 feet with a slight chop this morning.  Waves are forecast to build to 2-3 feet in the late afternoon today and on Sunday.


 

The water remains clouded this morning despite calm winds - especially from State Road 520 northward.



 

The Spring fishing season is underway which means shrimp bait will be more effective than mullet.  Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, Jack, Blue Fish, 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.


Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Brands Best Sunscreen



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.


Current Temps: Water 67 F Air 62 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.9 ft. swell every 10 seconds.


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
 

Saturday

07:41 AM High
01:51 PM Low

 
Sunday

08:19 AM High
02:26 PM Low
 

Monday


08:56 AM High
03:01 PM Low




Brevard County Boating Forecast:


COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM
400 AM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014


.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. CHOPPY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
CHOPPY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
CHOPPY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.

 


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

SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
400 AM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014


.SYNOPSIS...THE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AXIS WILL EXTEND
ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY. MEANWHILE...LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP
OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND PUSH EAST ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH ON
SUNDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO CROSS THE WATERS LATE
MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON SATELLITE DATA FROM FRIDAY MARCH 14TH.

42 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
31 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
28 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
18 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
12 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2014


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.


Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Brands Best Sunscreen


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.


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:
 

Saturday 

06:37 AM High
12:44 PM Low 



Sunday 


07:25 AM High
01:33 PM Low

 



Monday

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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Wednesday, February 26, 2014


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February  26, 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.


Sargasso seaweed is slightly present on the beach and in the water.


Winds are from the west-southwest this morning around 5 miles per hour.


The near-shore current is still.


Breaking waves are 1-2 feet and very glassy this morning.  The calm, long-period swells are ideal for paddle boarding today.


 

The water is 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 south of Minuteman Causeway. 


There is a moderate UV index of 6 today.


Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Brands Best Sunscreen


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.


Current Temps: Water 69 F Air 64 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.3 ft. swell every 9 seconds.


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
 

Wednesday 

04:51 AM High
10:56 AM Low
05:09 PM High 



Thursday 


05:46 AM High
11:51 AM Low
06:06 PM High
 



Friday
06:37 AM High
12:44 PM Low




Brevard County Boating Forecast:



COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
416 AM EST WED FEB 26 2014

.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING WEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH
A DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
.THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT
PERIOD 6 SECONDS. CHOPPY ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT
CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
 
 

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

AMZ500-262330-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
416 AM EST WED FEB 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND SCATTERED OFFSHORE MOVING
THUNDERSTORMS WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT AS A COLD
FRONT OVER THE SOUTHEAST U.S. SAGS INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA. A BRIEF
PERIOD OF MODERATE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BEHIND THE FRONT ON
THURSDAY...WITH NORTHEAST TO EAST FLOW DEVELOPING THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE RIDGE AXIS
SETTLES INTO CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 24TH.

47 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
33 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
27 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Friday, February 21, 2014


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 6 a.m. on Friday, February  21, 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.


Sargasso seaweed is barely present on the beach and in the water.


Winds are from the south-southeast this morning around 9 miles per hour.


The wind-driven near-shore current is moving north.


Breaking waves are 1-2 feet and semi-glassy this morning.


 

The water is cloudy this morning and will likely remain so throughout the weekend.



Thunderstorms, Hail, Gusty Winds Today

 
The fishing has begun to move away from the winter season and into the spring season.  Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, and small sharks (mostly Bonnethead) are biting around Jetty Park and the Cocoa Beach Pier.  Pompano are being caught with shrimp south of Minuteman Causeway. 


There is a moderate UV index of 6 today.


Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Brands Best Sunscreen


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.


Current Temps: Water 68 F Air 71 F


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


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
 

Friday 

05:32 AM Low
11:40 AM High
06:01 PM Low


Saturday 


06:32 AM Low
12:36 PM High
 


Sunday 

07:40 AM Low
01:43 PM High




Brevard County Boating Forecast:



COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
416 AM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY LATE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. A
MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST IN
THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 

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

AMZ500-212130-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
416 AM EST FRI FEB 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE EXTENDING FROM THE ATLANTIC ACROSS
THE SOUTH HALF OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WILL MOVE SOUTH AND EAST
BY A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT IS MOVING ACROSS GULF COAST AND
NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS TODAY WILL
BECOME WEST THEN NORTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT BY SATURDAY. THE FRONT
IS FORECAST TO STALL OVER SOUTH FLORIDA ON SATURDAY AND RETURN
NORTHWARD SUNDAY BEFORE MOVING BACK SOUTH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 17TH.

44 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
32 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
28 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
17 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
10 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Monday, February 10, 2014


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 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.


Sargasso seaweed is barely present on the beach and in the water.


Winds are from the north-northwest this morning around 8 miles per hour.


A strong near-shore current is moving south.


Breaking waves are 1-2 feet and semi-choppy this morning.


 

The water is clear this morning.

 

The last several weeks have not been good for surf fishing due to winds, seaweed, and cloudy water.   Recent northwest winds have helped to clear out the beach and the water.


Black Drum, Sheepshead, Whiting, and Bluefish are biting around Jetty Park and the Cocoa Beach Pier.  Pompano are being caught with shrimp south of Minuteman Causeway. 


There is a moderate UV index of 6 today.


Consumer Reports: Target, Walmart Brands Best Sunscreen


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.


Current Temps: Water 66 F Air 61 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.9 ft. swell every 8 seconds.


120 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: Adrift.



Cocoa Beach Tides:
 

Monday 

10:36 AM Low
04:33 PM High


Tuesday 


11:23 AM Low
05:21 PM High

 


Wednesday 

05:57 AM High
12:06 PM Low
06:05 PM High




Brevard County Boating Forecast:



COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
356 AM EST MON FEB 10 2014

.TODAY...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 .TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 .TUESDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL
WATERS.
 
 .TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.
MOSTLY SMOOTH ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.
 
 .WEDNESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A
MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
 
 .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING WEST
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
 
 .THURSDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET.
 
 

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

AMZ500-102130-
SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM-
356 AM EST MON FEB 10 2014

.SYNOPSIS...BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL LIE OVER THE CENTRAL FLORIDA
WATERS TODAY. A LONG PERIOD EASTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
THE COASTAL WATERS EARLY THIS WEEK. LIGHTER WINDS ARE FORECAST
INTO MIDWEEK AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. WIND AND
SEA CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY WITH
IMPROVING CONDITIONS RETURNING FOR FRIDAY.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...NONE.

THE APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF THE WEST WALL OF THE GULF STREAM BASED
ON THE REAL TIME OCEAN FORECAST SYSTEM ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9TH.

45 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.
35 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PORT CANAVERAL.
28 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SEBASTIAN INLET.
22 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF FORT PIERCE INLET.
15 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF SAINT LUCIE INLET.

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