Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report For November 10, 2015

Surfing and surf fishing off Cocoa Beach, Florida
Surfing and surf fishing off Cocoa Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2015. Credit: Brevard Times

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, swells generated by Tropical Storm Kate combined with light winds are creating clean breaking waves 3-5 feet in height.

Jelly Fish: Jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are present in the ocean from Jetty Park to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, are present in high numbers along Brevard County beaches which is typical for this time of year. 

Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita
Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. Credit: Brevard Times

Seaweed:  A moderate amount of both fresh and blackening seaweed is present on the beach 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 northwest at 3 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  3-5 ft. and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 6 (Medium)

Current Temps:  Water 76 F    Air 81 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.6 ft. swell every 9 seconds.


06:27 AM High 
12:36 PM Low 

07:06 AM High 
01:12 PM Low 

07:46 AM High 
01:48 PM Low 


Clouded water, seaweed, and large breaking waves will create poor conditions for surf fishing Today. 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. 


3-5 ft. with glassy conditions through Wednesday.  There is approximately a 9 minute interval between Kate's sets.


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

Today...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening.

Wednesday...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday night...northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 5 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday...south winds 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.

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

Synopsis... Southwest to west winds will combine with residual swell to produce highest seas well offshore will result in generally poor conditions for small craft operators. Scattered showers will occur ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is expected to pass over the area late tonight and early Wednesday, bringing north winds and choppy seas to the marine area at midweek. High pressure will build in behind the front from mid-to-late week, resulting in slowly improving boating conditions.

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 7, 2015:

41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

11 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.