Monday, June 27, 2016

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Monday, June 27, 2016

Ocean wave conditions at Cocoa Beach on June 27, 2016

As of 7 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, light northwesterly winds are creating calm 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:  Little to no seaweed is present on the beach.

Sharks: Blacktip sharks 2-5 ft. and Spinner sharks 3-6 ft. are present in or near the surf zone.

Winds: From the northwest at 9 mph.

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

Breaking Waves: 2-3 ft. and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 84 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2.3 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

June 27, 2016 Tides:

07:51 AM Low 
02:08 PM High 
08:16 PM Low

FISHING FORECAST:

Clear water, negligible seaweed and the poor timing of the morning tides will create below average conditions for surf fishing this week. The absence of diving birds for miles along the shoreline confirm little bait fish activity during the low tide mornings. Tide conditions will improve by the weekend. 

Blacktip sharks can be caught with live finger mullet on a free line (no weight used) while surf fishing. Croaker, Whiting, Red Fish and Black Drum can be caught using shrimp on a weighted line. 

SURFING FORECAST:

1-3 ft. and glassy through Saturday.

BOATING FORECAST:

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

Today..Northwest winds 5 knots.Then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight.. South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

Tuesday.. South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday night.. South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday.. Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.Then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Wednesday night.. South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday.. Southwest winds 5 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Thursday night.. South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Friday.. South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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


Synopsis... The axis of the Atlantic high pressure ridge will extend over south Central Florida through the middle of next week. This will generally result in a light to gentle southerly breeze and seas 3 feet or less. Steering flow will keep scattered afternoon storms over the peninsula today, then a greater chance for offshore moving storms is indicated by Tuesday into 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 June 25th:


40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.


28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.


25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.


16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.


10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.