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

Thursday June 8 10:00 PM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 10:00 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Thursday evening report. Latest coastal observations into the hour. Air temperature at 80°. Surf is up into the night. The South Eastern Gulf wave height is 2.0 ft. Ankle to shin high whitewater at right spot and tide. Short wave period around 5 seconds.Water temperature at 81 °. Currently west-southwest winds around 4 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing negative tide at -0.1 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach west-southwest winds 8 to 10 knots; Outgoing tide -0.2 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. High humidity with the dew point at 72°. First Light is at 6:07 am and Sunrise is at 6:34 am. The moon phase is Waning Gibbous at 64% illumination and next main phase is Last Quarter on 6-10. Our long range forecasting hasn't given up on the West Florida surf scene and surf is a possibility out 11 days. The Swellmachine's 16 day surf forecast shows chances for waves on Monday 6-19, Tuesday 6-20, Wednesday 6-21, Thursday 6-22 and Friday 6-23. Durring the 16 day forecast period, wave heights peak out around 10.1 feet at 9.46 seconds on Tuesday 6-20. Also, a chance of glassy surf with easterly winds on Monday 6-19 and Tuesday 6-20. Serious about surfing the Gulf, check out the Swellmachine's 16 day free forecast.

Planning on beach or watersport activities at dawn; 8 hours and 5 minutes till first light.

Active Weather - Watches, Warnings and Advisories posted below.


National Hurricane center reports that there are no cyclones at this time and Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next five days. The WX Page surveils the Tropical Atlantic with 24/7 updates, timestamped graphics and forecasting images. The Tropical Weather Outlook is available in audio or text based format. Note: A few tropical waves are mentioned in the Tropical Weather Discussion. When the next storm develops, Bret will be it's name. A total of 175 days of Hurricane season ahead.

*The 2023 storm names are as follows; Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

One sure way to be prepared is to tune into the Swellmachine's Epic coverage of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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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 10:00 pm. 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 good night.

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 Thursday 8th of June 2023 thru Thursday 15th of June 2023

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

Forecast for Friday 16th of June 2023 thru Friday 23rd of June 2023

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.

Venice Jetties 14 Hour Wave & Wind Forecast

Friday 06-09


Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

There are no bacteria advisories for Sarasota County beaches. View report.

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 10:00 pm

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
Ridging will remain to our south through the weekend giving us a mainly southwest flow. The only major weather concern for boaters is isolated showers and thunderstorms during the overnight and morning hours in the Gulf. By late morning hours the showers should start to push inland and away from 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 June 08 at 4:43PM EDT until June 09 at 5:00AM EDT by NWS
Affected Areas: 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.

Coastal Sarasota FL

This includes all County beaches such as Lido Beach, Siesta Key, Point of Rocks, Turtle Beach, Nokomis North Jetty, Venice South Jetty, Manasota Beach and more.
NWS Forecast released on Thursday 8th of June 2023 07:15 PM.
Mostly clear this evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly sunny with isolated thunderstorms. Scattered showers, mainly in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight.
Sunny. Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Red Tide

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Image credit: FWC
Image Last Modified on : Friday 05-26-23

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current moon phase is Waning Gibbous. Percentage of moon's disk illuminated is 64% and gradually becomes less illuminated. The next main phase is Last Quarter on 6-10. This begins in 1 days, 17 hours and 32 minutes. The present lunar month and orbital period is 29 days, 14 hours and 21 minutes . The Moon's age and time elapsed into this period is 20 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. Astronomical Moon phases below:

06-10 3:32 PM Last Quarter
06-18 12:39 AM New Moon
06-26 3:51 AM First Quarter
07-03 7:40 AM Full Moon

The June Full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Full Moon.

The Paschal Full Moon is on April 5 2023. Therefore; Easter Sunday is on April 9. The Easter date is determined by the Paschal Full Moon which is the first (ecclesiastic) full moon after the spring equinox. The Easter date is always the next Sunday after (never on) the Paschal full moon. This is the reason for the shifting Easter date. The Paschal and the Astronomical Full Moon are not necessarily on the same day.

Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

06-07 9:59 AM Moonset
06-08 12:17 AM Moonrise
06-08 11:09 AM Moonset

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

June 9, 2023 (Friday)

First Light6:07 am
Sunrise6:34 am
Sunset8:23 pm
Last Light8:51 pm

June 10, 2023 (Saturday)

First Light6:07 am
Sunrise6:34 am
Sunset8:24 pm
Last Light8:51 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

Summmer Solstice 6-21-2023
Autumn Equinox 9-23-2023
Winter Solstice 12-21-2023
Vernal Equinox 3-20-2024

JDN: 2460104.58407

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

06-072:06 PM 2.61 ftHigh
06-0711:12 PM -0.44 ftLow
06-083:07 PM 2.41 ftHigh
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

06-074:08 PM 2.87 ftHigh
06-0812:50 AM -0.49 ftLow
06-085:09 PM 2.65 ftHigh
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

06-073:22 PM 2.61 ftHigh
06-0812:30 AM -0.44 ftLow
06-084:23 PM 2.41 ftHigh
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 09:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 204 ° SSW
Wave height: 0.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.2 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:26 PM 1.04SSW
08:56 PM 1.34SSW
08:26 PM 1.34SSW
07:56 PM 1.34SSW
07:26 PM 1.35SSW
06:56 PM 1.35SSW
06:26 PM 1.35SSW
05:56 PM 1.35SSW
05:26 PM 1.35SSW
04:56 PM 1.35SSW
04:26 PM 1.35SSW
03:56 PM 1.35SSW
03:26 PM 1.65SSW
02:56 PM 1.65SSW
02:26 PM 1.65SSW
01:56 PM 1.65SSW
12:56 PM 1.34S
12:26 PM 1.04S
11:56 AM 1.04S
11:26 AM 1.04S

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 08:56 PM EDT
Wave height: 0.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:56 PM 1.06S
08:26 PM 1.06S
07:56 PM 1.05SSW
07:26 PM 1.04SSE
06:56 PM 1.06SSW
06:26 PM 1.05S
05:56 PM 1.05S
05:26 PM 1.05SSW
04:56 PM 1.35S
04:26 PM 1.35SSW
03:56 PM 1.35S
03:26 PM 1.35S
02:56 PM 1.34S
02:26 PM 1.04S
01:56 PM 1.35S
01:26 PM 1.35S
12:56 PM 1.35S
12:26 PM 1.65S
11:56 AM 1.65S
11:26 AM 1.65S

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 09:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 199 ° SSW
Wave height: 1.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:26 PM 2.05SSW
08:56 PM 2.05SSW
08:26 PM 2.05SSW
07:56 PM 2.04SSW
07:26 PM 1.64SSW
06:56 PM 2.05SSW
06:26 PM 2.05SSW
05:56 PM 2.04SSW
05:26 PM 1.64SSW
04:56 PM 2.05SSW
04:26 PM 2.04SSW
03:56 PM 2.05SSW
03:26 PM 2.04SSW
02:56 PM 2.35SSW
02:26 PM 2.35SSW
01:56 PM 2.35SSW
01:26 PM 2.64SSW
12:56 PM 2.64S
12:26 PM 2.04SSW
11:56 AM 2.04SSW

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 09:20 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 254 ° WSW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 3.3 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:20 PM 1.33WSW
08:50 PM 1.35S
07:50 PM 1.03W
07:20 PM 1.05S
06:40 PM 1.03WSW
10:50 AM 1.03W
10:20 AM 1.03W
09:50 AM 1.03WSW
08:50 AM 1.03WSW
04:50 AM 1.05SSE
03:50 AM 1.05SE
03:20 AM 1.05SE
02:50 AM 1.05SE
02:20 AM 1.35SE
01:50 AM 1.35SE
01:20 AM 1.35SSE
12:50 AM 1.35SE
11:50 PM 1.65SSE
10:50 PM 1.65SE
10:20 PM 1.65SE

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:00 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 250 ° WSW
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1009.4 mb
Air Temperature: 80 °f
Water Temperature: 81 °f
Dew Point: 72 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
09:00 PM 3.83.8WSW
08:00 PM 5.75.7W
07:00 PM 5.75.7W
06:00 PM 7.67.6W
05:00 PM 7.69.5WNW
04:00 PM 7.69.5W
03:00 PM 9.511.4W
02:00 PM 9.59.5WSW
01:00 PM 9.511.4W
11:00 AM 9.59.5WSW
10:00 AM 7.69.5WSW
09:00 AM 11.411.4SW
08:00 AM 5.77.6SW
07:00 AM 5.77.6SW
06:00 AM 5.75.7SW
05:00 AM 7.67.6WSW
04:00 AM 7.69.5WSW
03:00 AM 5.75.7WSW
02:00 AM 3.85.7WSW
01:00 AM 3.83.8W

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:18 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 250 ° WSW
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1009.6 mb
Air Temperature: 79 °f
Water Temperature: 84 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
09:18 PM 5.79.5WSW
09:00 PM 7.69.5WSW
08:54 PM 7.67.6WSW
08:48 PM 5.77.6WSW
08:30 PM 5.77.6WSW
08:18 PM 7.67.6WSW
08:00 PM 5.77.6WSW
07:54 PM 7.67.6WSW
07:48 PM 3.87.6SW
07:30 PM 7.67.6WSW
07:00 PM 7.69.5WSW
06:54 PM 7.69.5WSW
06:48 PM 7.69.5WSW
06:30 PM 7.67.6WSW
06:00 PM 5.77.6SW
05:54 PM 5.77.6WSW
05:48 PM 5.77.6WSW
05:30 PM 5.77.6WSW
05:00 PM 5.77.6W
04:48 PM 7.67.6W

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 08:35 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 240 ° WSW
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1009.5 mb
Air Temperature: 80 °f
Water Temperature: 81 °f
Dew Point: 74 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 PM 3.8 3.8 WSW
07:00 PM 3.8 5.7 WSW
06:00 PM 3.8 5.7 WSW
05:00 PM 3.8 7.6 W
04:00 PM 7.6 9.5 W
03:00 PM 7.6 9.5 W
02:00 PM 7.6 9.5 W
01:00 PM 7.6 9.5 WNW
12:00 PM 7.6 9.5 WSW
11:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SW

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