Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for May 24, 2016


As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, light southeast winds are creating small surf conditions with a slight chop 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:  Little to no seaweed is present on the beach.

Sharks: Blacktip sharks 2-5 ft., Bonnethead and Hammerhead under 4 ft.,  and Spinner under 6 ft. are present in the surf zone.

Winds: From the east-southeast at 9 mph.

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

Breaking Waves: 1-2 ft. and semi-choppy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 10 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 80 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.0 ft. swell every 9 seconds.


FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water, no seaweed, and the poor timing of the morning tides will create below-average conditions for surf fishing this week. Tide conditions will improve next week. 

Croaker, Whiting, Pompano, Jack, Sheepshead and Black Drum can be caught using shrimp on a weighted line. 

SURFING FORECAST:

1-2 ft. and semi-choppy through Saturday.

BOATING FORECAST:

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

Today...East to southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.

Tonight...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday night...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers.

Friday...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

Friday night...East winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.

Saturday...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.


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

Synopsis...A high pressure ridge will build just north of the waters today and continue this week. A gentle onshore breeze today will increase and become moderate mid-to-late week.

Gulf stream hazards... None

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from May 22:

46 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

33 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

28 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

12 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.