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

Monday January 18 6:45 PM EST Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 6:45 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Monday sunset regional Gulf surf and beach report. We monitor the conditions with updates every fifteen minutes throughout the day. So keep checking in for the latest up to the minute observations. Surf is up at best spots. Triple play on the buoys as they all line up in our swell window with wave heights at 2.6 ft (42097), 2.3 ft (42098) and 3.0 ft (42099.) Short wave period around 5 seconds. Shin pulse maybe Knee sets at right spot and tide. Surf stays down for the next five or so days. The Swellmachine's East Florida report currently posting Surf: Knee to Thigh.

Clear. Air temperature at 62°. Water temperature at 62 °. Dry air across the region. Very nice and comfortable outside with the dew point at 56°. Currently north-northwest winds around 10 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing tide at 1.0 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach north winds 11 to 13 knots; Outgoing tide 1.1 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region Northeast winds around 10 knots . The UV Index is (5) moderate today. Today's Sunset is at 6:01 pm. Last Light is at 6:27 pm. The moon phase is approximately Waxing Crescent.

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New: East Florida Tides for over 170 locations.

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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: Synopsis

Updated by the NWS 211 PM EST Mon Jan 18 2021
High pressure across the northern Gulf of Mexico slides east tonight...reaching the Georgia and Florida border. The center of the high resides there until the end of the week when it settles down over central Florida. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS - Synopsis for Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, FL out 60 nm

Weather Forecasts, Watches, Warnings and Advisories

Weather and alerts for these West Florida Coastal 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 for these Counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus.

Gulf of Mexico Marine Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Gulf of Mexico Marine Zones.

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 (this also includes alerts for the coresponding county.)

Venice Jetty (Inlet)

No current watches, warnings, and advisories for Coastal Sarasota (FLZ160) FL @ 06:44 PM
NWS Forecast below released on Monday 18th of January 2021 03:02 PM.

M.L. King Jr. Day

M.L. King Jr. Day Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind around 10 mph.


Tonight Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northeast wind around 8 mph.


Tuesday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 9 mph.

Tuesday Night

Tuesday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. North northeast wind around 7 mph.


Wednesday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 69. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

01-20 4:03 PM First Quarter
01-28 2:18 PM Full Moon
02-04 12:38 PM Last Quarter
02-11 2:08 PM New Moon

The January Full Moon is also known as the Wolf Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

01-18 11:07 AM Moonrise
01-18 11:21 PM Moonset
01-19 11:37 AM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

Monday: 01-18

First Light6:53 am
Sunrise7:19 am
Sunset6:01 pm
Last Light6:27 pm

Tuesday: 01-19

First Light6:53 am
Sunrise7:19 am
Sunset6:01 pm
Last Light6:27 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

01-182:32 AM 1.40 ftHigh
01-189:59 AM -0.05 ftLow
01-184:09 PM 1.26 ftHigh
01-1810:26 PM 0.50 ftLow
01-193:37 AM 1.16 ftHigh
01-1910:30 AM 0.17 ftLow
01-194:38 PM 1.36 ftHigh
01-1911:45 PM 0.34 ftLow

St. Petersburg Tides

01-184:34 AM 1.54 ftHigh
01-1811:37 AM -0.05 ftLow
01-186:11 PM 1.38 ftHigh
01-1912:04 AM 0.55 ftLow
01-195:39 AM 1.27 ftHigh
01-1912:08 PM 0.19 ftLow
01-196:40 PM 1.50 ftHigh

Captiva Island Tides

01-183:48 AM 1.40 ftHigh
01-1811:17 AM -0.05 ftLow
01-185:25 PM 1.26 ftHigh
01-1811:44 PM 0.50 ftLow
01-194:53 AM 1.16 ftHigh
01-1911:48 AM 0.17 ftLow
01-195:54 PM 1.36 ftHigh

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 05:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 283 ° WNW
Wave height: 2.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:56 PM EST2.35WNW
05:26 PM EST2.35W
04:56 PM EST2.05W
04:26 PM EST2.05W
03:56 PM EST2.05W
03:26 PM EST2.05W
02:56 PM EST2.05W
02:26 PM EST2.05W
01:56 PM EST2.05W
01:26 PM EST2.07W
12:26 PM EST1.67WSW
11:56 AM EST1.67W
11:26 AM EST1.68W
10:56 AM EST1.68W
10:26 AM EST1.67W
09:56 AM EST2.08W
09:26 AM EST2.08W
08:56 AM EST2.08W
08:26 AM EST2.08W
07:56 AM EST2.08W

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 05:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 307 ° NW
Wave height: 2.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:56 PM EST3.05NW
05:26 PM EST2.65WNW
04:56 PM EST3.05NW
04:26 PM EST3.05WNW
03:56 PM EST2.65WNW
03:26 PM EST2.65WNW
02:56 PM EST2.65WNW
02:26 PM EST2.65WNW
01:56 PM EST2.65WNW
01:26 PM EST2.35WNW
12:56 PM EST2.65WNW
12:26 PM EST2.65WNW
11:56 AM EST2.64WNW
11:26 AM EST2.64WNW
10:56 AM EST2.65WNW
10:26 AM EST2.64WNW
09:56 AM EST2.64W
09:26 AM EST3.04WNW
08:56 AM EST3.04WNW
08:26 AM EST3.04WNW

42003 Buoy

East Gulf West of Naples
Timestamp 05:50 PM EST
Swell Direction : 275 ° W
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:50 PM EST1.66W
04:50 PM EST1.65WNW
03:50 PM EST2.06W
02:50 PM EST2.04NNW
01:50 PM EST2.04NW
12:50 PM EST2.04NNW
11:50 AM EST2.36W
10:50 AM EST2.64NNW
09:50 AM EST3.04WNW
08:50 AM EST3.04NNW
07:50 AM EST3.04NNW
05:50 AM EST2.65WNW
03:50 AM EST3.08W
01:50 AM EST2.68W
12:50 AM EST2.68W
11:50 PM EST3.08W
10:50 PM EST3.07W
09:50 PM EST2.68W
08:50 PM EST3.08W
07:50 PM EST3.08W

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 05:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 314 ° NW
Wave height: 2.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:56 PM EST2.65NW
05:26 PM EST2.64NW
04:56 PM EST2.65NW
04:26 PM EST2.65NW
03:56 PM EST2.37WSW
03:26 PM EST2.37W
02:56 PM EST2.38WSW
02:26 PM EST2.37W
01:56 PM EST2.37W
01:26 PM EST2.38W
12:56 PM EST2.67W
12:26 PM EST2.67W
11:56 AM EST2.68WSW
11:26 AM EST2.68WSW
10:56 AM EST2.68WSW
10:26 AM EST2.68W
09:56 AM EST2.68WSW
09:26 AM EST3.08W
08:56 AM EST2.68W
08:26 AM EST2.68W

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 05:50 PM EST
Swell Direction : 296 ° WNW
Wave height: 2.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:50 PM EST3.06WNW
04:50 PM EST3.36WNW
03:50 PM EST3.35WNW
02:50 PM EST3.36WNW
01:50 PM EST3.66WNW
12:50 PM EST3.65NW
11:50 AM EST3.66WNW
10:50 AM EST3.65WNW
09:50 AM EST3.35WNW
08:50 AM EST3.35WNW
07:50 AM EST3.35WNW
05:56 AM EST2.38W
05:26 AM EST2.08W
04:56 AM EST2.38W
04:26 AM EST2.38W
03:56 AM EST2.38W
03:26 AM EST2.68W
02:56 AM EST2.68W
02:26 AM EST2.68W
01:56 AM EST2.68W

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 06:00 PM EST
Wind Direction : 330 ° NNW
Wind Speed: 9.5 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1022.1 mb
Air Temperature: 62 °f
Water Temperature: 62 °f
Dew Point: 56 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
06:00 PM EST9.59.5NNW
05:00 PM EST11.411.4NW
04:00 PM EST9.59.5NW
03:00 PM EST7.67.6WNW
02:00 PM EST7.67.6NNW
01:00 PM EST11.413.3NNW
12:00 PM EST13.315.2NNW
11:00 AM EST9.511.4NNW
10:00 AM EST5.77.6NNE
09:00 AM EST5.77.6NE
08:00 AM EST5.77.6NE
07:00 AM EST5.77.6NE
06:00 AM EST7.69.5NNE
05:00 AM EST3.85.7NE
04:00 AM EST7.67.6N
03:00 AM EST1.91.9ESE
02:00 AM EST1.91.9ESE
01:00 AM EST3.83.8SSE
12:00 AM EST3.83.8SE
11:00 PM EST1.91.9SSE

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 05:48 PM EST
Wind Direction : 350 ° N
Wind Speed: 11.4 kts
Wind Gusts: 13.3 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1022.9 mb
Air Temperature: 58 °f
Water Temperature: 63 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
05:48 PM EST11.413.3N
05:18 PM EST11.413.3N
05:00 PM EST11.413.3N
04:54 PM EST11.411.4N
04:48 PM EST11.413.3NNW
04:30 PM EST11.411.4NNW
04:18 PM EST11.411.4NNW
04:00 PM EST11.411.4NNW
03:54 PM EST9.511.4N
03:48 PM EST9.511.4NNW
03:30 PM EST11.411.4NNW
03:30 PM EST11.411.4NNW
03:18 PM EST9.511.4NNW
03:00 PM EST9.511.4NNW
02:48 PM EST9.511.4NNW
02:30 PM EST9.511.4N
02:30 PM EST9.511.4N
02:18 PM EST9.59.5N
01:48 PM EST9.511.4NNW
01:30 PM EST9.511.4NNW

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 04:54 PM EST
Wind Direction : 290 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Air Temperature: 66 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
04:00 PM 5.7 9.5 WNW
03:00 PM 3.8 5.7 NNW
02:00 PM 5.7 5.7 W
12:00 PM 3.8 5.7 N
12:00 PM 3.8 5.7 N
11:00 AM 5.7 9.5 NNE
10:00 AM 11.4 11.4 NNE
09:00 AM 7.6 9.5 NE
08:00 AM 5.7 9.5 NE
07:00 AM 9.5 11.4 NNE

Monday Jan 18 Ocean Model Data WW3

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 3.8 7.6 7.6 5.7 7.6 7.6
Wave Ft 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.0
Wave Dir W W W W W N
Period 7.09 6.92 6.81 6.71 6.57 6.16

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 5.7 7.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
Wind Dir WNW NW N N N N
Wave Ft 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2
Period 7.26 7.14 6.97 6.82 6.73 6.54

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