COCOA BEACH, Florida -- As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015, light winds are creating moderate surf conditions across the east coast of Central Florida.
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: A heavy amount of blackening seaweed is present on the beach.
Sharks: Shark sightings have decreased during the past two weeks due to rain and rough surf.
Winds: From the north-northwest at 9 mph.
Near-shore Current: A near shore current is moving south.
Breaking Waves: 2-4 ft. semi-choppy and breaking close to shore.
Rip Current Threat: Moderate
UV Index: 3 (Medium)
Current Temps: Water 71 F Air 68 F
20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 3.9 ft. swell every 9 seconds.
COCOA BEACH TIDES:
06:41 AM High
12:45 PM Low
07:23 AM High
01:24 PM Low
08:05 AM High
02:04 PM Low
08:48 AM High
02:46 PM Low
09:31 AM High
03:31 PM Low
Clouded water, blackening seaweed, and the good timing of the morning tides will create average conditions for surf fishing today. Thursday and Friday will have the best weather conditions for fishing that Brevard County has seen in weeks. Winds will pickup and fishing conditions will deteriorate on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
1-3 ft. on Thursday and Friday with a light chop. Waves and wind picks up on Saturday and Sunday with a heavy chop.
Volusia-Brevard County Line to Sebastian Inlet 0-20 Nautical Miles
Today...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers.
Tonight...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Friday...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. a light chop on the intracoastal waters.
Friday night...East winds 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday...East winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.
Saturday night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.
Sunday...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet.
Sunday night...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet. Chance of showers.
Monday...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. seas 4 to 5 feet. Slight chance of showers.
Atlantic Coastal Waters from Flagler Beach to Jupiter Inlet out 60 Nautical Miles
Synopsis...Inverted troughing from Cuba to the Bahama Islands will move eastward and farther away from the area today with winds becoming north to northeast. A high pressure ridge will push slowly from north Florida into the Atlantic and develop an east wind flow this weekend. Speeds will gradually freshen and poor-to-hazardous boating conditions are expected.
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, December 9th:
43 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.
34 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.
29 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.
19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.
13 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.