Hourly Gulf Surf Report & 16-day West Florida Surf Forecast

Monday May 16 5:15 AM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 5:15 am

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Monday dawn patrol Gulf surf and beach report. Mostly clear into the hour. Air temperature at 76°. Water temperature at 80 °. Moderatly humid with the dew point at 67°. The UV Index is (10) very high today. Currently northwest winds 6 to 8 knots on Venice Beach; Incomming tide at 1.0 ↑ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach west-northwest winds 4 to 6 knots; Outgoing tide 1.2 ↓ ft...(more.) . First light is at 6:14 am. and the moon phase is Full Moon: 98.21% illumination. Surf is down into the dawn patrol . Wave height 1.0 ft (NW 317°) at the Egmont Channel. Dominant wave period at 3 seconds. No hype but surf is a possibility out 7 days. The Swellmachine's 16 day surf forecast shows chances for waves on Monday 5-23, Tuesday 5-24, Wednesday 5-25 and Thursday 5-26. Durring the 16 day forecast period, wave heights peak out around 13.8 feet at 12.54 seconds on Tuesday 5-24. Also, a chance of glassy surf with easterly winds on Monday 5-23 and Tuesday 5-24. Serious about surfing the Gulf, check out the Swellmachine's 16 day free forecast. Stay tuned; Swellmachine updates,forecasts and reports always on tap.

Check out the full East Florida Surf forecast, weather forecast, marine forecast, buoy observations, beach cams, watches and warnings. The Swellmachine currently posting (EFL) surf: Thigh to stomach high.

Off-Season Tropics

There are 16 days until the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season begins. Stay tuned; the Swellmachine (as always) will be bringing epic coverage of every Atlantic and Gulf Of Mexico Storm.

The 2022 storm names are as follows; Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, Walter, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon and Zeta.

Tropical Update: National Hurricane Center's Tropical Weather Outlook indicates; Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. The full Official Outlook can be viewed on the WX page. Tropical Weather Outlooks are updated by the National Hurricane Center several times every day from May 15th through November 30th.

The GFS model can be reviewed for guidance beyond the NHC 5 day Outlook. The Western Atlantic GFS model and the full Atlantic GFS expanded is posted on the Swellmachine year round.

Occasionally West Florida scores surf from off-season tropical activity. View our surf photo album of the 2018 pre-season tropical cyclone: Tropical Storm Alberto.

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There are other places to surf. Check out the full Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands daily surf report. Check out our East Florida surf report and forecast. Also the Florida Panhandle daily report.

The Swellmachine is always updated bringing visitors cutting-edge Twenty-Four hour a day coverage of Florida Gulf surf & beach conditions. Swellmachine website users are kept up to date; Without ever having to wait on posts and updates. Even if they wake up well before the crack of dawn; no problem here. Swellmachine has got it all covered. Hey; the latest update was at 5:15 am. Want to score the elusive Gulf surf & increase enjoyment of local beaches? Stay tuned to the Swellmachine's report, the Free 16-day West Florida Surf Forecast, Marine Forecast, Weather Forecast, Marine Alerts and Weather Alerts. Also check out the latest buoy data, weather observations, tides, Sunrise, Sunsets and more. All on this page. Have a great day.

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 beginners surf analysis and 16 day pro surf forecast. The beginners forecast breaks it down into an easy to read format by counties; the following have their own local page. Check out the forecast:

16 Day Surf Forecast

Pro wind and wave forecast. The breakdown below is more in-depth and covers 16 days for advanced users

Forecast for Sunday 15th of May 2022 thru Sunday 22nd of May 2022

West Florida Surf Report 1-8 Day for wind and waves.

Forecast for Monday 23rd of May 2022 thru Monday 30th of May 2022

West Florida Surf Report 9-16 Day for wind and waves.


West Florida Tides for over 100 locations.

East Florida Tides for over 170 locations.

More Florida 16 Day Forecasts

East Florida Surf Report 1-8 Day for wind and waves.

East Florida Surf Report 9-16 Day for wind and waves.

Florida Panhandle Surf Report 16 Day for wind and waves.

Puerto Rico 16 day Wind and Wave Forecast

Rincon Puerto Rico Surf Report 16 Day for wind and waves.

Isabella Puerto Rico Surf Report 16 Day for wind and waves.

San Juan Puerto Rico Surf Report 16 Day for wind and waves.

14 Hour Venice Jetties Wave & Wind Forecast

Monday 05-16


Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

Marine Forecast & Alerts

There are No active marine watches, warnings or advisories for Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, FL (Issued by the National Weather Service) Last updated by the Swellmachine at 5:15 am

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS High pressure will remain in the Gulf of Mexico will
result in light flow beginning of the week keeping winds below 15 knots. Rain shower chances will also be low during the time period and most of the activity will stay on land or right along the coast. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS - Synopsis

Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, FL out 60 nm (Check in near real time) Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories.

Gulf of Mexico Marine Watches, Warnings and Advisories for the entire Gulf of Mexico.

Marine Forecast for the entire Gulf Of Mexico

Weather Forecasts, Watches, Warnings and Advisories

Coastal Flood Statement issued May 16 at 4:01AM EDT until May 16 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS
Affected Areas: Monroe Lower Keys; Monroe Middle Keys; Monroe Upper Keys
Coastal Flood Statement

Note: Alerts posted in this section above are filtered to display these Florida Counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Monroe. View all Weather alerts for the entire state of Florida.

Weather Forecast for these Coastal West Florida Counties: Coastal Citrus , Coastal Hernando , Coastal Pasco , Coastal Hillsborough , Coastal Pinellas , Coastal Manatee , Coastal Sarasota , Coastal Charlotte , Coastal Lee , Coastal Collier County and Lower Monroe (Key West).

West Florida Watches, Warnings and Advisories (filtered results in near real time) for these West Florida Counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Monroe.

Florida Weather Menu covering entire state. Coastal and inland counties. Alerts, watches and warning includes with each forecast.

All Florida Watches, Warnings and Advisories for the state of Florida.

Swellmachine features a weather forecast below for one West Florida location below.

Venice Jetty (Inlet)

NWS Forecast below released on Sunday 15th of May 2022 05:43 PM.


Overnight Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 71. Northwest wind around 6 mph.


Monday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 84. West southwest wind 3 to 15 mph.

Monday Night

Monday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. West wind 3 to 14 mph.


Tuesday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 85. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night

Tuesday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 73. West northwest wind 3 to 14 mph.

12-hour hourly WX*

Mon May 16 05 AM Sunny 72 ° W 5 mph
Mon May 16 06 AM Sunny 71 ° SW 5 mph
Mon May 16 07 AM Sunny 73 ° WSW 3 mph
Mon May 16 08 AM Sunny 77 ° W 6 mph
Mon May 16 09 AM Sunny 79 ° W 7 mph
Mon May 16 10 AM Sunny 81 ° W 9 mph
Mon May 16 11 AM Sunny 82 ° W 10 mph
Mon May 16 12 PM Sunny 82 ° W 13 mph
Mon May 16 01 PM Sunny 82 ° W 14 mph
Mon May 16 02 PM Sunny 82 ° W 14 mph
Mon May 16 03 PM Sunny 82 ° W 15 mph
Mon May 16 04 PM Sunny 81 ° W 15 mph
Mon May 16 05 PM Mostly Clear 81 ° W 14 mph

Red Tide

No reports or forecasts found for Red Tide since Wednesday 11-10-21

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current calculated Moon phase is Full Moon and Moon illumination is at 98.21% The moon's age is 15.03 days.

05-16 12:15 AM Full Moon
05-22 2:44 PM Last Quarter
05-30 7:32 AM New Moon
06-07 10:49 AM First Quarter
06-14 7:52 AM Full Moon

The May Full Moon is also known as the Flower Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

05-16 6:56 AM Moonset
05-16 9:07 PM Moonrise
05-17 7:47 AM Moonset
05-17 10:18 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

May 16, 2022 (Monday)

First Light6:14 am
Sunrise6:40 am
Sunset8:11 pm
Last Light8:38 pm

May 17, 2022 (Tuesday)

First Light6:13 am
Sunrise6:40 am
Sunset8:12 pm
Last Light8:38 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

05-161:57 AM 1.43 ftHigh
05-166:05 AM 1.12 ftLow
05-1611:50 AM 2.51 ftHigh
05-168:11 PM -0.56 ftLow
05-173:10 AM 1.34 ftHigh
05-176:18 AM 1.22 ftLow
05-1712:26 PM 2.63 ftHigh
05-179:05 PM -0.61 ftLow
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

05-163:59 AM 1.57 ftHigh
05-167:43 AM 1.23 ftLow
05-161:52 PM 2.76 ftHigh
05-169:49 PM -0.61 ftLow
05-175:12 AM 1.47 ftHigh
05-177:56 AM 1.34 ftLow
05-172:28 PM 2.89 ftHigh
05-1710:43 PM -0.68 ftLow
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

05-163:13 AM 1.43 ftHigh
05-167:23 AM 1.12 ftLow
05-161:06 PM 2.51 ftHigh
05-169:29 PM -0.56 ftLow
05-174:26 AM 1.34 ftHigh
05-177:36 AM 1.22 ftLow
05-171:42 PM 2.63 ftHigh
05-1710:23 PM -0.61 ftLow
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 04:26 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 317 ° NW
Wave height: 0.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
04:26 AM 1.03NW
03:56 AM 1.33NW
03:26 AM 1.33NW
02:56 AM 1.33NW
02:26 AM 1.33NW
01:56 AM 1.33NW
01:26 AM 1.33NW
12:56 AM 1.33NW
12:26 AM 1.33NW
11:56 PM 1.33NW
11:26 PM 1.33NW
10:26 PM 1.63NW
09:56 PM 1.63NW
09:26 PM 1.63NW
08:56 PM 1.63NW
08:26 PM 1.63NW
07:56 PM 1.63NW
06:56 PM 1.63NW
05:56 PM 1.33NW
05:26 PM 1.33NW

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 04:26 AM EDT
Wave height: 0.6 ft
Average Wave Period : 2.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:56 AM 1.02WNW
01:26 AM 1.03NW
12:56 AM 1.03WNW
12:26 AM 1.02WNW
11:56 PM 1.02W
11:26 PM 1.02W
10:56 PM 1.02W
10:26 PM 1.02WNW
09:56 PM 1.02WNW
09:26 PM 1.02W
08:56 PM 1.02W
08:26 PM 1.02WNW
07:56 PM 1.02W
07:26 PM 1.04WNW
01:56 PM 1.05WNW
12:56 PM 1.05WNW
11:56 AM 1.05WNW

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 03:50 AM EDT
Wave height: 0.6 ft
Average Wave Period : 3.1 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
10:50 PM 1.03SW
09:50 PM 1.03WSW
08:50 PM 1.03WSW
07:50 PM 1.02WSW
06:50 PM 1.02WSW
12:50 PM 1.05W
10:50 AM 1.05W
08:50 AM 1.05WSW
06:50 AM 1.05W
04:50 AM 1.05W
08:50 PM 1.03WNW

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 04:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 320 ° NW
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1012.9 mb
Air Temperature: 76 °f
Water Temperature: 80 °f
Dew Point: 67 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
04:00 AM 5.77.6NW
03:00 AM 9.511.4WNW
02:00 AM 7.67.6W
01:00 AM 5.77.6WNW
12:00 AM 7.69.5NW
11:00 PM 9.511.4NNW
10:00 PM 7.69.5NW
09:00 PM 11.413.3NW
08:00 PM 7.69.5WNW
07:00 PM 7.69.5WNW
06:00 PM 9.511.4WNW
05:00 PM 9.511.4W
04:00 PM 11.411.4W
03:00 PM 11.413.3WNW
02:00 PM 9.59.5W
01:00 PM 7.67.6W
12:00 PM 5.75.7W
11:00 AM 3.85.7W
10:00 AM 3.83.8WNW
09:00 AM 3.83.8NW

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 04:30 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 290 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1012.8 mb
Air Temperature: 77 °f
Water Temperature: 82 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
04:30 AM 3.85.7WNW
04:18 AM 3.87.6WNW
04:00 AM 1.93.8WNW
03:48 AM 3.89.5WNW
03:30 AM 7.67.6WNW
03:18 AM 7.69.5WNW
03:00 AM 5.79.5WNW
02:54 AM 5.79.5WNW
02:42 AM 7.69.5WNW
02:30 AM 9.59.5WNW
02:18 AM 7.69.5WNW
02:00 AM 7.69.5WNW
01:54 AM 7.69.5WNW
01:48 AM 7.69.5WNW
01:30 AM 7.69.5W
01:18 AM 5.79.5WNW
01:00 AM 5.77.6W
12:54 AM 3.85.7W
12:48 AM 5.77.6W
12:30 AM 5.77.6WNW

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 02:54 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 350 ° N
Wind Speed: 1.9 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Air Temperature: 77 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:00 AM 1.9 3.8 N
02:00 AM 1.9 3.8 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
10:00 PM 5.7 7.6 NNW
10:00 PM 5.7 7.6 NNW
09:00 PM 5.7 7.6 WNW
08:00 PM 5.7 9.5 WNW
07:00 PM 5.7 9.5 WNW
05:00 PM 9.5 11.4 W
04:00 PM 11.4 13.3 WSW

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 03:30 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 300 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Air Temperature: 76 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
03:00 AM 5.7 7.6 WNW
02:00 AM 7.6 9.5 WNW
01:00 AM 3.8 3.8 NW
12:00 AM 3.8 5.7 NNW
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 NNW
10:00 PM 7.6 9.5 NNW
09:00 PM 9.5 11.4 NNW
08:00 PM 9.5 13.3 NW
07:00 PM 9.5 11.4 WNW
06:00 PM 7.6 9.5 WNW

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