Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report For November 8, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, northeast winds and passing rain clouds are creating choppy wave conditions off of Brevard County beaches.

Jelly Fish: Jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are slightly present in the ocean from Jetty Park to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Winds could push more jellies closer to shore later in the day.


Seaweed:  A heavy amount of blackening seaweed is present on the beach. A small amount of fresh seaweed is onshore and in the water.


Sharks:  Black tip sharks, lemon sharks, and spinner sharks sightings have increased during the past week, especially where there are large schools of mullet.


Winds: From the northeast at 9 mph.


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


Breaking Waves:  2-4 ft. and choppy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate


UV Index: 6 (Medium)


Current Temps:  Water 78 F    Air 80 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.9 ft. swell every 8 seconds.


COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Sunday
11:19 AM Low 
05:15 PM High 

Monday
11:58 AM Low 
05:55 PM High

Tuesday
06:27 AM High 
12:36 PM Low 

Wednesday
07:06 AM High 
01:12 PM Low 


FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water and passing showers will create intermittent conditions for surf fishing through Tuesday. On Wednesday (Veteran's Day) conditions will improve and the timing of the tides should produce above-average fishing conditions for early morning surf fishing.

The tail end of the 2015 Mullet Run is still ongoing. Large Jacks, Red Fish, Blue 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. 


SURFING FORECAST:

2-5 ft. with choppy and chunky conditions through Tuesday.


BOATING FORECAST:


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


Today...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Tonight...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight.

Monday...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Monday night...East winds 5 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers.

Tuesday...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.

Tuesday night...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.

Wednesday...Northeast winds 5 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Wednesday night...East winds 5 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Thursday...Southwest winds 5 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.


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

Synopsis... A weak front will stall just north of Central Florida today and gradually become more diffuse as high pressure building over the southeast u.s. causes winds to veer onshore. A low pressure system is forecast to develop near the southeast Bahamas on Monday and move north and then northeast away from Florida late Tuesday. this will result in a building long period swell early this week with poor conditions for small craft.

Gulf Stream Hazards... None.

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

41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.