Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report October 13, 2015

Snook

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, light northerly winds are creating small waves with a light chop.

Jelly Fish: Jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are not present in the ocean from Jetty Park to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida

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

Sharks:  Sharks sightings decreased during the rough surf created by Hurricane Joaquin in early October.

Winds: From the  north at 1 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  1-3 ft. breaking very close to shore.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 7 (Medium)

Current Temps:  Water 80 F    Air 70 F

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

COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Tuesday
08:32 AM 4.4 ft High
02:40 PM 0.7 ft Low

Wednesday
09:10 AM 4.4 ft High
03:14 PM 0.8 ft Low 


Thursday
09:48 AM 4.4 ft High 
03:49 PM 0.8 ft Low 


Friday
10:28 AM 4.3 ft High
04:25 PM 0.9 ft Low


FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, little seaweed, light winds, and the good timing of the incoming high tides after sunrise will produce excellent fishing conditions through the week.   

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. Waves begin to increase to 2-4 ft. over the weekend.

BOATING FORECAST:

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



Tuesday...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast late in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of sprinkles in the afternoon.

Tuesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday...West winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday night...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday night...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Friday...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers.

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

Synopsis... A weak high pressure ridge over the Gulf of Mexico will generate a light to gentle westerly breeze as it pushes into the Atlantic through midweek. Another frontal boundary will reach Central Florida on Wednesday and wash out. A stronger high pressure ridge will then build across the eastern U.S. late in the week and into the weekend - producing a moderate onshore breeze.
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, October 12th, 2015:

42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.