Monday, May 11, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report

Choppy waves off Cocoa Beach, Florida on May 16, 2015.

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, jelly fish are surprisingly not present on the beach and in the water despite easterly winds that would normally push the jellies into the surf zone.  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 is a heavy amount of Sargasso seaweed onshore and in the water.

Sharks:  Bonnethead and Hammerhead under 4 ft., Blacktip around 4 ft., and Spinner around 6 ft., have either been spotted or caught near-shore within the last month.

Winds: From the northeast at 13 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A strong near shore current is moving south.

Breaking Waves:  3-4 ft.  and choppy.

Rip Current Threat: High

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 81 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.6 ft. swell every 7 seconds.


COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Saturday:
06:44 AM High
12:57 PM Low
Sunday:
07:35 AM High
01:47 PM Low
Monday:
08:24 AM High
02:36 PM Low
Tuesday:
09:12 AM High
03:24 PM Low
 
FISHING FORECAST:

Strong winds, clouded water, and heavy seaweed will make for poor fishing conditions through Monday. On better days, Whiting is the most popular catch. Pompano and Jack are also biting in the surf zone. Sand fleas are abundant in the wash zone. Sheepshead, Flounder, Snook and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties.

SURFING FORECAST:

Easterly winds will keep wave heights under 4 ft. with a heavy chop through Monday.

BOATING FORECAST


VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 0-20 NM- 1054 AM EDT SAT MAY 16 2015

THIS AFTERNOON...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUNDAY...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD 6 SECONDS. A MODERATE CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.

MONDAY...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A LIGHT CHOP ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERS.

MONDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

TUESDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 KNOTS BECOMING 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.



AMZ500-162115- SYNOPSIS FOR FLAGLER BEACH TO JUPITER INLET OUT 60 NM- 1054 AM EDT SAT MAY 16 2015

SYNOPSIS...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF FLORIDA THROUGH THE WEEKEND...GENERATING A GENTLE TO MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST BREEZE OVER THE LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS. THE RIDGE WILL DROP SOUTH EARLY NEXT WEEK...ALLOWING WINDS TO VEER TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST.

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 MAY 16TH:

45 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF PONCE INLET.

35 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.