COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015, calm offshore 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 west at 8 mph.
Near-shore Current: A near shore current is still.
Breaking Waves: 1-2 ft. and glassy.
Rip Current Threat: Low
UV Index: 11 (High)
Current Temps: Water 81 F Air 81 F
20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.3 ft. swell every 9 seconds.
COCOA BEACH TIDES:
07:27 AM High
01:38 PM Low
Friday08:09 AM High
02:20 PM Low
Saturday08:48 AM High
02:59 PM Low
Clear water, no seaweed, light winds, and the good timing of the incoming high tides after sunrise will produce above 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. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances: small sharks, and rays.
Glassy waves 1-2 feet on Thursday through Saturday.
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nautical Miles
Today...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. numerous showers in the evening. scattered thunderstorms. Chance of showers after midnight.
Friday...South winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Friday night...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet. chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Atlantic Coastal Waters from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet out 60 Nautical Miles
Synopsis... A frontal boundary across the northern Florida peninsula today will stall just north of the waters on Friday. This boundary will produce numerous showers and thunderstorms moving offshore through late week. A slight decrease in shower and thunderstorm coverage is expected over the weekend as the Atlantic high pressure ridge builds back towards the waters.
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 11th, 2015:
42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.
30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.
23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.
16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.
10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.