Hourly Gulf Surf Report & 6-day West Florida Surf Forecast


Thursday August 6 3:45 AM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 3:45 am

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Thursday hour Gulf surf and beach report. Partly cloudy along the coast. Air temperature at 78°. Water temperature at 88 °. Currently east-northeast winds 4 to 6 knots on Venice Beach. Clearwater beach east-southeast winds 6 to 8 knots. Later on across the region South winds around 10 knots .

Surf is down into the hour . Surf stays down over the six day forecast period. Keep checking back with the updated every fifteen minutes report and the six day model based surf forecast. The Swellmachine's East Florida report currently posting Surf: Knee to Waist high. There is no red tide anywhere along the coast of Florida. That is good news!

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6-day Gulf Surf, Wind, Wave & Tide Forecast

In addition to up to the minute comprehensive reporting. Take a look into the future with the Swellmachine's free 6-day model based surf analysis and forecast. Breaking it down by counties; the following have their own local page. Check out the forecast:



Marine Forecast

Updated by the NWS 828 PM EDT Wed Aug 5 2020
High pressure will keep relatively light winds and seas across the region through the next several days. The sea breeze will enhance flow near the coast each afternoon. No headlines are expected though winds and seas will be locally higher near showers and thunderstorms. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS More



Venice Jetty (Inlet)

No current watches, warnings, and advisories for Coastal Sarasota (FLZ160) FL @ 03:44 AM
NWS Forecast below released on Thursday 6th of August 2020 12:05 AM.

Overnight

Overnight Weather Image
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southeast wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Thursday Weather Image
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 103. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Thursday Night Weather Image
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Friday Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 103. South southeast wind 2 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night

Friday Night Weather Image
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Northeast wind 2 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Weather Forecast West Florida

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

08-11 12:47 PM Last Quarter
08-18 10:42 PM New Moon
08-25 1:59 PM First Quarter
09-02 1:23 AM Full Moon

The August Full Moon is also known as the Sturgeon Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

08-06 9:32 AM Moonset
08-06 10:28 PM Moonrise
08-07 10:24 AM Moonset
08-07 10:59 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

Thursday: 08-06

First Light6:31 am
Sunrise6:57 am
Sunset8:14 pm
Last Light8:39 pm

Friday: 08-07

First Light6:31 am
Sunrise6:57 am
Sunset8:13 pm
Last Light8:39 pm

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

08-063:12 AM 1.53 ftHigh
08-068:08 AM 1.07 ftLow
08-062:00 PM 2.27 ftHigh
08-069:36 PM 0.30 ftLow
08-073:29 AM 1.62 ftHigh
08-079:00 AM 0.99 ftLow
08-072:43 PM 2.12 ftHigh
08-0710:03 PM 0.46 ftLow

St. Petersburg Tides

08-065:14 AM 1.68 ftHigh
08-069:46 AM 1.17 ftLow
08-064:02 PM 2.50 ftHigh
08-0611:14 PM 0.33 ftLow
08-075:31 AM 1.79 ftHigh
08-0710:38 AM 1.09 ftLow
08-074:45 PM 2.33 ftHigh
08-0711:41 PM 0.50 ftLow

Captiva Island Tides

08-064:28 AM 1.53 ftHigh
08-069:26 AM 1.07 ftLow
08-063:16 PM 2.27 ftHigh
08-0610:54 PM 0.30 ftLow
08-074:45 AM 1.62 ftHigh
08-0710:18 AM 0.99 ftLow
08-073:59 PM 2.12 ftHigh
08-0711:21 PM 0.46 ftLow

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 02:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 169 ° S
Wave height: 2.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:00 AM 2.35SSE
01:00 AM 2.34SSE
12:00 AM 2.34SSE
11:00 PM 2.33SSE
10:00 PM 1.32SSE
09:00 PM 1.04S

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 02:00 AM EDT
Wave height: 0.6 ft
Average Wave Period : 2.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:00 AM 0.7----
01:00 AM 0.7----
11:00 PM 0.7----
11:00 PM 0.7----
10:00 PM 0.7----
09:00 PM 0.7----

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 02:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 132 ° SE
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:00 AM 1.34ESE
01:00 AM 1.34ESE
12:00 AM 1.04N
11:00 PM 1.04ESE
10:00 PM 1.34SE
09:00 PM 1.63SE

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 02:00 AM EDT
Wave height: 0.6 ft
Average Wave Period : 2.5 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:00 AM 0.3----
12:00 AM 0.3----
11:00 PM 0.3----
10:00 PM 0.3----
09:00 PM 0.3----
08:00 PM 0.3----


VENF1 Wind Station

Venice
Timestamp: 02:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 60 ° ENE
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1016.0 mb
Air Temperature: 78 °f
Water Temperature: 88 °f
Dew Point: 76 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
01:00 AM 5.7 7.6 ENE
12:00 AM 3.8 3.8 E
11:00 PM 1.9 3.8 E
10:00 PM 7.6 9.5 SE
09:00 PM 9.5 11.4 SE
09:00 PM 9.5 11.4 SE
07:00 PM 5.7 7.6 E
07:00 PM 5.7 7.6 E
06:00 PM 1.9 1.9 WNW
04:00 PM 7.6 7.6 SW

CWBF1 Wind Station

Clearwater
Timestamp: 02:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 110 ° ESE
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1016.1 mb
Air Temperature: 81 °f
Water Temperature: 91 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:00 AM 3.8 3.8 ESE
01:00 AM 5.7 7.6 ESE
12:00 AM 1.9 3.8 E
11:00 PM 5.7 7.6 ESE
10:00 PM 5.7 9.5 ESE
08:00 PM 3.8 5.7 SW
08:00 PM 1.9 3.8 SW
07:00 PM 3.8 3.8 WNW
06:00 PM 3.8 5.7 W
05:00 PM 5.7 5.7 SW

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 01:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 160 ° SSE
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1016.7 mb
Air Temperature: 81 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
01:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SSE
12:00 AM 5.7 9.5 SE
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 ESE
10:00 PM 7.6 13.3 ESE
09:00 PM 7.6 11.4 ESE
08:00 PM 11.4 17.1 ENE
06:00 PM 11.4 17.1 ENE
06:00 PM 11.4 17.1 ENE
05:00 PM 5.7 7.6 WSW
04:00 PM 3.8 5.7 W


Friday Aug 7 Ocean Model Data WW3

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 1.9 1.9 1.9 0 1.9 1.9
Wind Dir S SE ESE S W WNW
Wave Ft 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
Wave Dir S S S SSW SSW WNW
Period 3.3 3.29 3.27 3.3 3.19 3.09

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 3.8 5.7 5.7 3.8 1.9 3.8
Wind Dir ESE ESE ESE ESE SSE SSE
Wave Ft 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8
Wave Dir S S SSE SSE SSE SSE
Period 2.81 2.76 2.63 2.74 2.86 2.98

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