Monday, September 21, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report September 21, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 8 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015, northerly winds are creating small waves with a light chop.

Jelly Fish: Jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are present in the ocean from Jetty Park to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida

Seaweed: Blackening sargassum seaweed is present on the beach or in the water.  

Sharks:  Black tip sharks around 4-6 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore throughout September.

Winds: From the  north at 8 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is slowly moving south.

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  with a light chop.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 10 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 82 F    Air 81 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.6 ft. swell every 6 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Tuesday 
08:47 AM  Low
3:14 PM  High

Wednesday
09:53 AM  Low
04:17 PM  High


Thursday
10:54 AM  Low
05:15 PM  High


Friday
11:50 AM  Low
06:09 PM  High


FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, little seaweed, light winds, and the bad timing of the incoming high tides after sunrise will produce above average fishing conditions through the week. Fishing, including nighttime shark fishing, should be above average during the super Full Moon lunar eclipse this weekend.

The 2015 Mullet Run is still going strong. Large Jacks, Red Fish, and Snook can be caught with live finger mullet on a free line (no weight used). Croaker, Whiting, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be caught using shrimp on a weighted line near the piers and jetties. Nuisances:  ladyfish, catfish and small sharks.

SURFING FORECAST:
1-3 ft. waves with a light chop through Thursday. Wave models after Thursday could change dramatically depending on the direction and strength of Tropical Storm Ida later in the week.

BOATING FORECAST:

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



Tuesday...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Tuesday night...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Wednesday...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Wednesday night...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Thursday...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Thursday night...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Friday...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis... A broad trough of low pressure will remain offshore the southeast U.S. through this week resulting in persistent north to northeast winds. Winds and seas are forecast to increase especially across the northern waters Tuesday into Wednesday as the gradient tightens between the trough and a high pressure ridge building across the eastern United States.
Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Sunday, September 21st, 2015:

39 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

22 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

13 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

7 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.