Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cocoa Beach Surf and Fishing Report For Wednesday December 28, 2011



COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- As of 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 28, 2011, jelly fish were sparsely present throughout Cocoa Beach from Coconuts on the Beach northward to Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral as a result of easterly and southeasterly winds over the last week pushing the jellies closer to shore.  The presence of jellyfish is very sparse in comparison to this last summer's invasion.



Blackened Sargasso seaweed is still present on shore, a fresh wave of seaweed is present in the water.  Winds are from the north and northwest this morning.  Waves are 3 to 5 feet and choppy.  There is a near-shore ocean current heading southward.  

A small craft advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Melbourne (see below). 

Surf fishing has been better overall this last month, given the lack of seaweed, smaller waves, and drop in temperature.  However, today will only be an 'O.K.' good day for surf fishing due to some seaweed and clouded.  If you are planning a fishing trip today, it would be better to fish from Jetty Park, Port Canaveral locks, Indian River Lagoon, or Sebastian Inlet.


Black Drum, Blue Fish, Red Drum, Flounder, Whiting and Pompano have been hitting up and down the Brevard County coastline and inlets during the last 90 days from Sebastian Inlet to Port Canaveral. 


Always check the Front Page of Brevard Times.com each morning for the latest Surf and Fishing Report, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive automatic updates. 
 

Why hasn't BrevardTimes.com updated the daily morning photo in a while?  As the winter nights have grown longer, and the reports are issued earlier, it is too dark to take a picture.   However, there is a spotter with a flashlight every early morning that physically inspects the current ocean conditions in addition to NWS and NOAA data.

Current Temps: Water 72 F    Air 51 F
20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 7.9 Ft. swell every 7 seconds.

Tides:
03:49 AM Low
10:03 AM High
04:19 PM Low
10:23 PM High 

Humidity: 78 %
Wind Speed: NW 23 G 29 MPH
Barometer: 30.13" (1020.3 mb)
Dewpoint: 44 °F (6 °C)
Wind Chill: 43 °F (6 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
409 AM EST WED DEC 28 2011

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-
144-147-281500-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
409 AM EST WED DEC 28 2011

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE
MORNING AS NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS AND
HAZARDOUS SEAS CONTINUE OVER THE LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS. WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BY LATE MORNING WITH SEAS SUBSIDING THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
SEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE WEEK
BEFORE RETURNING TO ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER COLD
FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS RETURNING.

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