Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For August 6, 2015



COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015, calm winds winds are creating small, glassy waves and clear water.

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

Seaweed: Sargassum seaweed is barely present on the beach or in the water. 

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

Winds: From the  southwest at 6 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low to Moderate

UV Index: 10 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 70 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Thursday
07:11 AM  Low
01:30 PM  High


Friday
08:13 AM  Low
02:32 PM  High


Saturday 
09:15 AM  Low
03:37 PM  High

FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, no seaweed, light winds, and the poor timing of the high tides after sunrise will produce average fishing conditions in the morning every day through Saturday, except when the occasional 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:

Glassy waves 1-2 feet on Thursday and Friday.  2-3 ft. choppy waves on Saturday. 

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 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Friday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Friday 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.

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

Synopsis... The Atlantic ridge axis will shift south of Lake Okeechobee today and remain south of Central Florida into the weekend with winds gradually freshening to a moderate offshore breeze. This will also bring a higher chance for offshore moving storms producing strong gusty winds - mainly during the afternoon.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Tuesday, August 4th, 2015:

45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.