Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report For Thanksgiving Weekend

Rough surf and windy conditions will persist through the weekend. Credit: Brevard Times

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015, strong winds are creating rough surf across the coast  of east Central Florida.


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:  A heavy 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 decreased during the past week due to the heavy surf.


Winds: From the northeast at 15 mph.


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


Breaking Waves:  4-6 ft. with washing machine conditions.


Rip Current Threat: High


UV Index: 5 (Medium)


Current Temps:  Water 73 F    Air 71 F


20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.3 ft. swell every 12 seconds.


COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Saturday
09:11 AM High
03:18 PM Low

Sunday
09:58 AM High
04:09 PM Low

Monday
10:45 AM High
05:02 PM Low

Tuesday
11:33 AM High
05:57 PM Low

FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water, seaweed, and rough surf will create poor conditions for surf fishing today. If you have visitors who want to get a fishing trip in before they leave this Thanksgiving weekend, then fishing in the Banana River and Indian River would be your best option.

On Tuesday, December 1, surf fishing conditions should improve when the stronger winds subside.

During better whether conditions, Jacks, Blue Fish and Snook can be caught with live finger mullet on a free line (no weight used) while surf fishing. Croaker, Whiting, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be caught using shrimp on a weighted line near the piers and jetties. 


SURFING FORECAST:

3-5 ft. with washing machine conditions this weekend. 


BOATING FORECAST:


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


Today... Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with a dominant period 12 seconds. a moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.

Tonight... Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with a dominant period 12 seconds. a light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.

Sunday... Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 11 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. slight chance of showers.

Sunday night... Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. seas 5 to 7 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.

Monday.. Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.

Monday night... East winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Slight chance of showers.

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

Tuesday night... Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.


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

Synopsis...high pressure along the u.s. eastern seaboard will continue to gradually weaken this weekend with the ridge axis settling across central florida by mid week.

Gulf stream hazards...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots and seas 8 to 10 feet today.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Friday November 27th:

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.