Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sandbars and loose sand are creating clouded water conditions off Cocoa Beach, Florida.

As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, light south-southwest 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. However, there are jellies present south of Patrick Air Force Base in Satellite Beach.

Seaweed:  Little to no seaweed is present on the beach.

Sharks: Blacktip sharks 2-5 ft., Bull sharks 3-5 ft., Spinner sharks 3-6 ft., and Tiger sharks feeding on nesting sea turtles are present in or near the surf zone.

Winds: From the south-southwest at 4mph.

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

Breaking Waves: 2-3 ft. and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 12 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 84 F    Air 86 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.6 ft. swell every 4 seconds.


Tides:

Tuesday, July 12

8:31 AM Low 
2:52 PM High 
9:04 PM Low

Wednesday, July 13

9:15 AM Low 
3:46 PM High 
9:59 PM Low

Thursday, July 14

10:01 AM Low 
4:38 PM High 
10:52 PM Low

Friday, July 15

10:47 AM  Low 
5:25 PM High 
11:41 PM Low



FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water, negligible seaweed and the poor timing of the morning tides will create poor conditions for surf fishing this week. The most frequent catch is catfish. 

SURFING FORECAST:

1-3 ft. and glassy through Saturday.




BOATING FORECAST:

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



Today..South winds 5 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Tonight..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. chance of showers in the morning.

Wednesday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers after midnight.

Thursday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Friday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday night..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday..Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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


Synopsis... 
A ridge of high pressure over the North Florida peninsula will drift into the panhandle region through midweek and maintain a gentle southeasterly breeze across the local Atlantic. Winds will back to the east-southeast near the coast each afternoon due to the local sea breeze circulation. Expect generally favorable boating conditions with limited shower and thunderstorm chances.


Gulf stream hazards... None.


The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from July 10th:


46 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.


32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.


26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.


17 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.


10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.