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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cocoa Beach Surf & Fishing Report For November 10, 2015

Surfing and surf fishing off Cocoa Beach, Florida
Surfing and surf fishing off Cocoa Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2015. Credit: Brevard Times

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, swells generated by Tropical Storm Kate combined with light winds are creating clean breaking waves 3-5 feet in height.

Jelly Fish: Jelly fish, including Portuguese Man-o-War, are present in the ocean from Jetty Park to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita, are present in high numbers along Brevard County beaches which is typical for this time of year. 

Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita
Moon Jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. Credit: Brevard Times

Seaweed:  A moderate amount of both fresh and blackening seaweed is present on the beach and in the water.

Sharks:  Black tip sharks, lemon sharks, and spinner sharks sightings have increased during the past week, especially where there are large schools of mullet.

Winds: From the northwest at 3 mph.

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

Breaking Waves:  3-5 ft. and glassy.

Rip Current Threat: Moderate

UV Index: 6 (Medium)

Current Temps:  Water 76 F    Air 81 F

20 Mile Cape Canaveral Buoy: 4.6 ft. swell every 9 seconds.


06:27 AM High 
12:36 PM Low 

07:06 AM High 
01:12 PM Low 

07:46 AM High 
01:48 PM Low 


Clouded water, seaweed, and large breaking waves will create poor conditions for surf fishing Today. On Wednesday (Veteran's Day) conditions will improve and the timing of the tides should produce above-average fishing conditions for early morning surf fishing.

The tail end of the 2015 Mullet Run is still ongoing. Large Jacks, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Snook can be caught with live finger mullet on a free line (no weight used). Croaker, Whiting, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Black Drum can be caught using shrimp on a weighted line near the piers and jetties. 


3-5 ft. with glassy conditions through Wednesday.  There is approximately a 9 minute interval between Kate's sets.


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

Today...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest late in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers in the morning, then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers in the evening.

Wednesday...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters.

Wednesday night...northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 5 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters.

Thursday...south winds 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Smooth on the intracoastal waters.

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

Synopsis... Southwest to west winds will combine with residual swell to produce highest seas well offshore will result in generally poor conditions for small craft operators. Scattered showers will occur ahead of an approaching cold front. The front is expected to pass over the area late tonight and early Wednesday, bringing north winds and choppy seas to the marine area at midweek. High pressure will build in behind the front from mid-to-late week, resulting in slowly improving boating conditions.

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, November 7, 2015:

41 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet.

29 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral.

26 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet.

18 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet.

11 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Girl Bitten While Surfing Off Melbourne Beach

Brevard Times file photo.

MELBOURNE BEACH, Florida - A 9-year-old girl was bitten by some sea creature in the ocean off of Melbourne Beach, Florida on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Florida Surfer Saves Drowning Sea Turtle (VIDEO)

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A surfer came to the rescue of a loggerhead sea turtle that was tangled in fishing lines just south of the Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Florida Ranks #1 In U.S. For Shark Attacks

Great White Shark Photo 
Great White Shark. Credit: Greg Skomal / Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries

COCOA BEACH, Florida --  Florida continues to hold its title as the #1 state for shark attacks, according to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) 2014 Worldwide Shark Attack Summary released last month.  With 28 shark attacks recorded in 2014, Florida accounted for over half of all unprovoked attack in the U.S.  Florida also had over twice the number of attacks as the entire country of Australia (11 attacks).

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Giant Mantis Shrimp Caught Off Florida Dock

FORT PIERCE, Florida -- According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), angler Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce, Florida as he watched a fellow fisherman catch what is believed to be a scaly-tailed mantis shrimp. 

Bargeron told FWC that the monster crustacean was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster.  FWC says that mantis shrimp are actually not related to shrimp, but are a type of crustacean called a stomatopod.

According to the Smithosian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, several species of mantis shrimps inhabit the Indian River Lagoon  and surrounding Florida coastal waters.  Of these, the two likely to be confused with scaly-tailed mantis shrimp are the mantis shrimp, Squilla empusa, and the ciliated false squilla, Pseudosquilla ciliataS. empusa is considered the most common mantis shrimp in local waters but is much smaller in length (reaching only 12 inches) than the scaly-tailed mantis shrimp.  

Photo Credit:  Steve Bargeron via FWC/Facebook


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Whales Greet Florida Spring Breakers


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A mother and calf, part of a group of migrating Right Whales, along with a few bottlenose dolphins, showed up Tuesday afternoon just a couple hundred yards off the coast from Coconuts on the Beach at the end of Minuteman Causeway in Cocoa Beach, Florida - a popular hangout for the college crowd, including 2014 Spring Breakers.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mysterious Green Surf Appears Off Cocoa Beach (VIDEO)

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- It may be Green Monday today, but it was "Green Sunday" yesterday for beachgoers off Florida's Space Coast.  The surf turned to a bright fluorescent green Sunday afternoon as waves broke off Cocoa Beach, Florida.  When surfers paddled out through the breaking waves, the water  agitation appeared to make the surf even greener.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Brevard County Jail Inmates Draw Lucky Straws


COCOA BEACH, Florida -- A dozen Brevard County Jail inmates drew a lucky job detail today at the Cocoa Beach Pier.  

Instead of staring at bars and bricks, the light and dark grey striped clothed inmates were able to enjoy the beach and bikinis while setting up the stage for the upcoming 26th Annual National Kidney Foundation Surf Contest which begins on September 1st and runs through September 5.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Study: Fishing Number One Activity In Lightning Strike Deaths

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -- A study conducted by NOAA's National Weather Service found that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 deaths.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Florida Lifeguard Pulls Shark Back Into The Water! - VIDEO

COCOA BEACH, Florida -- Just after noon today, a shark approximately 5 feet long swam into less than 3 inches of water near where a large group of young children were playing in the sand.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Florida Fish & Wildlife Examine Mystery Eyeball Found On Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Florida -- After examining an eye found on a south Florida beach this week, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) believe the specimen came from a swordfish.  Genetic testing will be done to confirm the identification.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Giant Tiger Shrimp On The Rise In U.S. Waters

The recent rise in sightings of non-native Asian tiger shrimp off the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts has government scientists working to determine the cause of the increase and the possible consequences for native fish and seafood in those waters.