Showing posts with label Surf & Fishing Report. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Surf & Fishing Report. Show all posts

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For August 20, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2015, calm southwest winds are creating small, glassy waves and clear water.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: Sargassum seaweed is barely present on the beach or in the water. 

Sharks:  Bull and Black tip sharks around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore throughout the summer months. Occasionally, smaller Bonnethead and Spinner sharks are also biting.

Winds: From the  southwest at 4 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 10 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 83 F    Air 80 F

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

COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Thursday
05:49 AM  Low
12:05 PM  High


Friday
06:32 AM  Low
12:52 PM  High


Saturday 
07:22 AM  Low
01:44 PM  High 


Sunday
08:19 AM  Low
02:43 PM  High



FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, no seaweed, light winds, and the bad timing of the incoming 3.5 ft. high tides after sunrise will produce above poor fishing conditions in the morning every day through Sunday. Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances:  catfish and small sharks.

SURFING FORECAST:
Glassy waves 1-2 feet on Thursday through Saturday. The Surf Forecast for next week will entirely depend on what path Hurricane Danny takes.

BOATING FORECAST:


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

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

Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Friday...West winds 5 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.


Friday night...South winds 5 knots becoming west after midnight. seas 1 to 2 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday...Northwest winds 5 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night...Northeast winds 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday...Northeast 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 weak high pressure ridge will produce a light southwest to west wind flow and generally favorable boating conditions through late week. A gentle to moderate northerly breeze is forecast over the weekend as a low pressure system develops off the Carolina coast.

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, August 19th, 2015:

40 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

28 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

15 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For August 13, 2015



COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015, calm offshore winds are creating small, glassy waves and clear water.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: Sargassum seaweed is barely present on the beach or in the water. 

Sharks:  Bull and Black tip sharks around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore throughout the summer months. Occasionally, small Bonnethead and Spinner sharks are also biting.

Winds: From the  west at 8 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is still.

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 81 F    Air 81 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.3 ft. swell every 9 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:


Thursday
07:27 AM  High 
01:38 PM  Low

Friday
08:09 AM  High 
02:20 PM  Low 



Saturday 
08:48 AM  High 
02:59 PM  Low 



FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, no seaweed, light winds, and the good timing of the incoming high tides after sunrise will produce above average fishing conditions in the morning every day through Saturday, except when the occasional thunderstorms pass through during those days. Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances:  small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Glassy waves 1-2 feet on Thursday through Saturday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. numerous showers in the evening. scattered thunderstorms. Chance of showers after midnight.





Friday...South winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Friday night...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet. chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

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

Synopsis... A frontal boundary across the northern Florida peninsula today will stall just north of the waters on Friday. This boundary will produce numerous showers and thunderstorms moving offshore through late week. A slight decrease in shower and thunderstorm coverage is expected over the weekend as the Atlantic high pressure ridge builds back towards the waters.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Tuesday, August 11th, 2015:

42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

23 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For August 6, 2015



COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015, calm winds winds are creating small, glassy waves and clear water.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: Sargassum seaweed is barely present on the beach or in the water. 

Sharks:  Bull and Black tip sharks around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore throughout the summer months. Occasionally, small Bonnethead and Spinner sharks are also biting.

Winds: From the  southwest at 6 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is still.

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Low to Moderate

UV Index: 10 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 70 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Thursday
07:11 AM  Low
01:30 PM  High


Friday
08:13 AM  Low
02:32 PM  High


Saturday 
09:15 AM  Low
03:37 PM  High

FISHING FORECAST:
Clear water, no seaweed, light winds, and the poor timing of the high tides after sunrise will produce average fishing conditions in the morning every day through Saturday, except when the occasional thunderstorms pass through during those days. Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Jack are also biting in the surf zone.  Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances: catfish, small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Glassy waves 1-2 feet on Thursday and Friday.  2-3 ft. choppy waves on Saturday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...Southwest 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 in the afternoon.

Tonight...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Friday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Friday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis... The Atlantic ridge axis will shift south of Lake Okeechobee today and remain south of Central Florida into the weekend with winds gradually freshening to a moderate offshore breeze. This will also bring a higher chance for offshore moving storms producing strong gusty winds - mainly during the afternoon.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Tuesday, August 4th, 2015:

45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

30 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

10 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

1 Extra Spiny Lobster for 10 Lionfish during Florida Sport Season



PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -- This year's Florida Spiny Lobster Sport Season, also known as "Mini-Season," will have an added twist for divers on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30, 2015. That's because divers will be able to keep one extra spiny lobster beyond the recreational bag limit if they catch 10 or more lionfish.

For more information on the Spiny Lobster Recreational Mini-Season, and details on how to qualify for the extra spiny lobster, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission website.

PHOTO: Brevard Times / File

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 28, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, southerly winds are creating small, choppy waves and clouded water.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: A small amount of Sargasso seaweed is blackening and breaking up on the beach. 

Sharks:  Bull and Black tip sharks around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore within the last month. Occasionally, small Bonnethead sharks are also biting.

Winds: From the south-southwest at 10 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is moving northward.

Breaking Waves:  1-2 ft.  and choppy.

Rip Current Threat: Low to Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 77 F    Air 78 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 2 ft. swell every 3 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Tuesday:
11:45 AM  Low
06:14 PM  High
 

Wednesday:
06:21 AM  High
12:36 PM  Low 


Thursday
07:15 AM  High
01:25 PM  Low


Friday
08:07 AM  High
02:14 PM  Low 

FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded water, light seaweed, winds over 10 mph, and the good timing of the high tides after sunrise  will produce average fishing conditions in the morning every day through Friday, except when thunderstorms pass through during those days. Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Jack are also biting in the surf zone. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances: catfish, small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Choppy waves under 2 feet Tuesday through Friday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 5 seconds. A moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Tonight...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 6 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Wednesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 10 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Friday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms.

Friday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

Synopsis... A weak area of low pressure will shift into north Florida and south Georgia through late week while the Atlantic ridge axis remains south of the waters. This will cause a southwest wind flow to continue. Rain chances will remain above normal with strong wind gusts occurring in scattered-to-numerous offshore moving squalls and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

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

46 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

33 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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 19, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of noon on Sunday, July 19, 2015, the ocean temperature has dropped into the mid-to-high 70's following the upwelling of cooler waters off of Brevard County, Florida this past week.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: A small amount of Sargasso seaweed is blackening and breaking up on the beach. 

Sharks:  Bull and Black tip sharks around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore within the last month. Occasionally, small Bonnethead sharks are also biting.

Winds: From the  south-southwest at 7 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is nearly still.

Breaking Waves:  2-4 ft.  and semi-glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 77 F    Air 87 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.3 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Sunday:
10:34 AM High
04:46 PM  Low

Monday:
11:15 AM High
05:26 PM Low

Tuesday:
11:57 AM High
06:08 PM Low

Wednesday:
06:36 AM Low
12:41 PM  High

FISHING FORECAST:

Semi-clouded water, light seaweed, upwelling and a drop in water temperature will produce above average fishing conditions for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Jack are also biting in the surf zone. Sand fleas are still around, but not as abundant as last month. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties. Nuisances: catfish, small sharks, and rays.

SURFING FORECAST:

Waves semi-glassy, 1-3 feet Sunday through Wednesday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots late in the afternoon. seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. a moderate chop on the intracoastal waters. a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

Tonight...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. seas 2 feet or less with a dominant period 9 seconds. mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Monday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.

Tuesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday night...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...Southwest 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 Atlantic high pressure ridge axis will remain over south florida this week. This will maintain a prevailing gentle to moderate southwest breeze with a weaker south-southeast sea breeze forming near the coast each afternoon. Scattered offshore moving thunderstorms will be the primary marine hazard each afternoon and evening.

Gulf Stream Hazards...none.

The approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream based on the real time ocean forecast system from Friday, July 17th:

50 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

24 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

19 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

15 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surfing & Fishing Report For July 12, 2015


COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015, the ocean is saturated with organic matter which makes the water appear dirty, foamy, and smelly off of Cocoa Beach, Florida this morning.

Jelly Fish: Portuguese Man-o-War are not present in the ocean or on the beach.

Seaweed: A heavy amount of fresh Sargasso seaweed is on the beach and in the water along with some seafloor vegetation and animals which suggests that some upwelling has occurred recently.  



 
Upwelling occurs in the open ocean and along coastlines. According to NOAA, winds blowing across the ocean surface push water away. Water then rises up from beneath the surface to replace the water that was pushed away. This process is known as “upwelling.”


Water that rises to the surface as a result of upwelling is typically colder and is rich in nutrients. These nutrients “fertilize” surface waters, meaning that these surface waters often have high biological productivity.  Therefore, good fishing grounds typically are found where upwelling is common.

Sharks:  Bull and Blacktip around 4-5 ft. have either been spotted or caught near-shore within the last month. Occasionally, small Bonnethead are also biting.

Winds: From the  south at 9 mph.

Near-shore Current:  A near shore current is nearly still.

Breaking Waves:  0-2 ft.  and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 11 (High)

Current Temps:  Water 82 F    Air 79 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 1.6 ft. swell every 8 seconds.

COCOA BEACH TIDES:

Sunday:
11:29 AM Low
05:57 PM High

Monday:
06:06 AM High
12:22 PM Low  

Tuesday:
06:58 AM  High
01:11 PM  Low

Wednesday:
07:46 AM  High
01:58 PM  Low


FISHING FORECAST:

Clouded to dirty water, heavy seaweed, and the poor timing of the tides around sunrise will produce poor fishing conditions for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  Croaker and Whiting remain the most popular catch. Catfish, Permit, and Jack are also biting in the surf zone. Sand fleas are still around, but not as abundant as last month. Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be found near the piers and jetties.

SURFING FORECAST:

Waves glassy and under 2 feet Sunday through Wednesday. 

BOATING FORECAST:


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

Today...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast around 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Tonight...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Monday...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday night...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the
evening.

Tuesday...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. a light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and thunderstorms moving offshore.

Tuesday night...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. isolated showers and thunderstorms. 

Wednesday...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms moving offshore.

Wednesday night...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms moving offshore.

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

Synopsis...The Atlantic high pressure ridge axis will move south of the area into early this week. Prevailing flow will veer out of the west-southwest with increasing chances for offshore moving storms through the upcoming 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 Friday, July 3rd:

45 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

09 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.