Friday, June 26, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For June 26


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, nearly still winds are creating flat ocean conditions at the beach today.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: A thick line of Sargasso seaweed remains on the beach - but is blackening and breaking up.

Sharks:  Bull and Blacktip around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore within the last month. Occasionally, small Bonnethead are also biting.

Winds: From the south at 1 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is nearly still.

Breaking Waves:  0-1 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 9 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 84 F    Air 76 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.6 ft. swell every 9 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Friday:
09:56 AM Low
04:05 PM High
 
Saturday:
10:44 AM Low
05:01 PM High
 
Sunday:
11:31 AM Low
05:54 PM High

Monday:
05:58 AM High
12:17 PM Low

FISHING FORECAST:

Afternoon thunderstorms Friday through Sunday leaves only mornings for fishing this weekend. Clear water, calm seas, slight seaweed, and the bad timing of the tides around sunrise will produce poor to average fishing conditions during this weekend - but should begin to improve on Monday.  Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Catfish, Permit, Ladyfish, and the occasional Tripletail are also biting in the surf zone. Sand fleas are still around, but not as abundant as last month. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties.

SURFING FORECAST:

Flat conditions Friday through Sunday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nautical Miles

Today...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots - becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Tonight...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

Saturday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday...Southwest winds 10 knots. seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Atlantic Coastal Waters from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet out 60 Nautical Miles

Synopsis...The high pressure ridge axis located across Lake Okeechobee this morning will shift this weekend. This will result in an increased west to southwest low level flow which will delay or even prohibit the sea breeze from forming this weekend. There will be a threat for offshore moving strong storms this afternoon into this weekend.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Wednesday, June 26th:

46 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

33 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

13 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.