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. 

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