Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 5, 2015

Foggy and Calm Ocean Conditions Off Cocoa Beach, Florida

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2015, still winds and light fog are creating lake-like ocean conditions off of Cocoa Beach today.

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

Seaweed: Only a small amount of fresh Sargasso seaweed remains on the beach and in the water.

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 east-southeast at 2 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  0-1 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 79 F    Air 77 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.6 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:
Sunday:
10:58 AM  High
05:03 PM   Low

Monday:
11:52 AM  High
05:58 PM   Low

Tuesday:
06:32 AM  Low
12:49 PM  High 


Wednesday:
07:32 AM  Low
01:49 PM  High


FISHING FORECAST:

Fishing is best in the early morning in order to avoid afternoon thunderstorms that are forecast Sunday through Wednesday. Clouded water, calm seas, light seaweed, and the good timing of the tides around sunrise will produce above average fishing conditions for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Catfish, Permit, and Ladyfish 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:

Waves glassy and under 2 feet Sunday through Wednesday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Monday...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday night...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday night...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday night...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis...The Atlantic high pressure ridge will extend across the Central Florida peninsula through mid week, then lift north of Cape Canaveral by Thursday. This will result in a gentle south to southeast breeze which will allow the east coast sea breeze to form by early afternoon each day.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Friday, July 3rd:

44 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.