Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 28, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, southerly winds are creating small, choppy waves and clouded water.

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 10 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is moving northward.

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and choppy.

Rip Current Threat: Low to Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 77 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2 ft. swell every 3 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Tuesday:
11:45 AM  Low
06:14 PM  High
 

Wednesday:
06:21 AM  High
12:36 PM  Low 


Thursday
07:15 AM  High
01:25 PM  Low


Friday
08:07 AM  High
02:14 PM  Low 

FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water, light seaweed, winds over 10 mph, and the good timing of the high tides after sunrise  will produce average fishing conditions in the morning every day through Friday, except when thunderstorms pass through during those days. Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Jack are also biting in the surf zone. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances: catfish, small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Choppy waves under 2 feet Tuesday through Friday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Tonight...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

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

Wednesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.

Friday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis... A weak area of low pressure will shift into north Florida and south Georgia through late week while the Atlantic ridge axis remains south of the waters. This will cause a southwest wind flow to continue. Rain chances will remain above normal with strong wind gusts occurring in scattered-to-numerous offshore moving squalls and thunderstorms, mainly during the 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 Monday, July 27th:

46 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

33 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.