Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 19, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of noon on Sunday, July 19, 2015, the ocean temperature has dropped into the mid-to-high 70's following the upwelling of cooler waters off of Brevard County, Florida this past week.

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

Seaweed: A small amount of Sargasso seaweed is blackening and breaking up on the beach. 

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

Winds: From the  south-southwest at 7 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  2-4 ft.  and semi-glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 77 F    Air 87 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.3 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Sunday:
10:34 AM High
04:46 PM  Low

Monday:
11:15 AM High
05:26 PM Low

Tuesday:
11:57 AM High
06:08 PM Low

Wednesday:
06:36 AM Low
12:41 PM  High

FISHING FORECAST:

Semi-clouded water, light seaweed, upwelling and a drop in water temperature will produce above average fishing conditions for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Jack 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. Nuisances: catfish, small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Waves semi-glassy, 1-3 feet Sunday through Wednesday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. a moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Tonight...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet or less with a dominant period 9 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Monday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Tuesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis...The Atlantic high pressure ridge axis will remain over south florida this week. This will maintain a prevailing gentle to moderate southwest breeze with a weaker south-southeast sea breeze forming near the coast each afternoon. Scattered offshore moving thunderstorms will be the primary marine hazard each afternoon and evening.

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 17th:

50 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

15 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.