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

Saturday December 3 9:30 PM EST Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 9:30 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Saturday evening Gulf surf and beach report. Clear along the coast. Air temperature at 72°. Water temperature at 73 °. Slightly humid air across the region and somewhat comfortable outside with the dew point at 61°. Currently east-northeast winds around 4 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing tide at 1.8 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach north winds 6 to 8 knots; Outgoing tide 2.3 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region North winds around 10 knots. First Light is at 6:37 am and Sunrise is at 7:03 am. The moon phase is Waxing Gibbous at 77% illumination and next phase is Full Moon on 12-8.

Surf is down into the evening. Wave height 1.6 ft (NNW 347°) at the Egmont Channel. Dominant wave period at 3 seconds. No hype but surf is a possibility out 9 days. The Swellmachine's 16 day surf forecast shows chances for waves on Monday 12-12 and Tuesday 12-13. Durring the 16 day forecast period, wave heights peak out around 2.7 feet at 5.37 seconds on Tuesday 12-13. Also, a chance of glassy surf with easterly winds on Tuesday 12-13. 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 57 minutes till first light.

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: Head. Onshore winds in the mix.


Tropical Update: There are no current Special Tropical Weather Outlooks issued; however the latest off-season updates can be viewed on the Tropical Atlantic page. Special Tropical Weather Outlooks are updated by the National Hurricane Center as necessary during the off-season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

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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 9:30 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 wonderful Saturday evening.

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 Saturday 3rd of December 2022 thru Saturday 10th of December 2022

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

Forecast for Sunday 11th of December 2022 thru Sunday 18th of December 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.

Venice Jetties 14 Hour Wave & Wind Forecast

Sunday 12-04


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 9:30 pm

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
High pressure ridging over the eastern gulf waters will produce rain- free conditions, northeast winds less than 15 knots and seas 2 feet or less through the weekend and into next week. 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

No Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for these Florida counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Monroe (Issued by the National Weather Service) Last updated by the Swellmachine at 9:30 pm

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 Saturday 3rd of December 2022 07:43 PM.


Tonight Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northeast wind around 6 mph.


Sunday Weather Image
Sunny. High near 78, with temperatures falling to around 74 in the afternoon. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

Sunday Night

Sunday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. North wind 2 to 7 mph.


Monday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Monday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North northeast wind around 3 mph.

12-hour hourly WX*

Sat Dec 03 09 PM Clear 71 ° NE 6 mph
Sat Dec 03 10 PM Mostly Clear 70 ° NE 6 mph
Sat Dec 03 11 PM Mostly Clear 69 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 12 AM Mostly Clear 68 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 01 AM Clear 67 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 02 AM Mostly Clear 66 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 03 AM Mostly Clear 65 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 04 AM Clear 65 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 05 AM Mostly Clear 64 ° ENE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 06 AM Sunny 64 ° NE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 07 AM Sunny 64 ° NE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 08 AM Sunny 66 ° NE 5 mph
Sun Dec 04 09 AM Sunny 70 ° NE 6 mph

Cold Front: Gulf of Mexico

Surface ridging dominates the basin, except for a weak trough in the W Bay of Campeche near the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. Light and variable winds prevail in the basin N of 27N. Gentle to moderate E winds prevail S of 27N, locally fresh in the Straits of Florida. Seas are 3-5 across most of the Gulf, with 5-7 ft seas noted in the SE Gulf, including within the Yucatan Channel and Straits of Florida. For the forecast, a cold front will approach the far northern Gulf tonight, then stall Sun and dissipate Sun night. High pressure will build in the wake of the front and dominate much of next week.

Source: (NHC)

Red Tide

Red Tide Forecast is courtesy of the FWC plese visit their site for latest post.

Image credit: FWC
Image Last Modified on : Wednesday 11-30-22

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current moon phase is Waxing Gibbous. Percentage of moon's disk illuminated is 77% and gradually becomes more illuminated. The next phase is Full Moon on 12-8. This begins in 4 days, 2 hours and 39 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 10 days, 2 hours and 32 minutes.

12-07 11:09 PM Full Moon
12-16 3:59 AM Last Quarter
12-23 5:17 AM New Moon
12-29 8:22 PM First Quarter

The December Full Moon is also known as the Cold Full Moon.

Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

12-03 2:47 AM Moonset
12-03 2:48 PM Moonrise
12-04 3:44 AM Moonset
12-04 3:20 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

December 4, 2022 (Sunday)

First Light6:38 am
Sunrise7:04 am
Sunset5:36 pm
Last Light6:02 pm

December 5, 2022 (Monday)

First Light6:38 am
Sunrise7:05 am
Sunset5:36 pm
Last Light6:02 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

Vernal Equinox 3-20-2022
Summmer Solstice 6-21-2022
Autumn Equinox 9-22-2022
Winter Solstice 12-21-2022

JDN: 2459917.61162

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

12-033:19 AM 0.33 ftLow
12-039:11 AM 1.38 ftHigh
12-032:43 PM 0.66 ftLow
12-038:37 PM 1.88 ftHigh
12-044:11 AM 0.00 ftLow
12-0410:25 AM 1.33 ftHigh
12-043:14 PM 0.86 ftLow
12-048:59 PM 2.02 ftHigh
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

12-034:57 AM 0.36 ftLow
12-0311:13 AM 1.51 ftHigh
12-034:21 PM 0.72 ftLow
12-0310:39 PM 2.06 ftHigh
12-045:49 AM 0.00 ftLow
12-0412:27 PM 1.47 ftHigh
12-044:52 PM 0.94 ftLow
12-0411:01 PM 2.22 ftHigh
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

12-034:37 AM 0.33 ftLow
12-0310:27 AM 1.38 ftHigh
12-034:01 PM 0.66 ftLow
12-039:53 PM 1.88 ftHigh
12-045:29 AM 0.00 ftLow
12-0411:41 AM 1.33 ftHigh
12-044:32 PM 0.86 ftLow
12-0410:15 PM 2.02 ftHigh
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 08:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 347 ° NNW
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:56 PM EST1.63NNW
08:26 PM EST1.63N
07:56 PM EST1.63N
07:26 PM EST1.63N
06:56 PM EST2.03N
06:26 PM EST1.63N
05:56 PM EST1.63N
05:26 PM EST1.63N
04:56 PM EST1.63N
04:26 PM EST1.32N
03:56 PM EST1.02N
02:56 PM EST1.06SSW
12:56 PM EST1.03N
12:26 PM EST1.03NNE
11:56 AM EST1.03N
11:26 AM EST1.03N
10:56 AM EST1.33N
10:26 AM EST1.33NNE
09:56 AM EST1.33N
09:26 AM EST1.33NNE

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 08:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 148 ° SSE
Wave height: 2.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:56 PM EST2.35SSE
08:26 PM EST2.35SSE
07:56 PM EST2.35SSE
07:26 PM EST2.35SSE
06:56 PM EST2.35SSE
06:26 PM EST2.35SE
05:56 PM EST2.36SSE
05:26 PM EST2.66SSE
04:56 PM EST2.66SSE
04:26 PM EST2.66SSE
03:56 PM EST2.66SSE
03:26 PM EST2.66SSE
02:56 PM EST3.06SSE
02:26 PM EST3.06SSE
01:56 PM EST2.66SSE
01:26 PM EST2.66SSE
12:56 PM EST3.06SSE
12:26 PM EST3.06SSE
11:56 AM EST2.67SSE
11:26 AM EST2.67SSE

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 08:56 PM EST
Swell Direction : 96 ° E
Wave height: 2.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:56 PM EST3.05E
08:26 PM EST3.05ENE
07:56 PM EST3.05E
07:26 PM EST3.05E
06:56 PM EST3.35E
06:26 PM EST3.35ENE
05:56 PM EST3.35E
05:26 PM EST3.35E
04:56 PM EST3.35E
04:26 PM EST3.35E
03:56 PM EST3.05E
03:26 PM EST3.35E
02:56 PM EST3.35E
02:26 PM EST3.35E
01:56 PM EST3.35E
01:26 PM EST3.35E
12:56 PM EST3.35ESE
12:26 PM EST3.36ESE
11:56 AM EST3.36ESE
11:26 AM EST3.35E

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 08:50 PM EST
Swell Direction : 176 ° S
Wave height: 1.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:50 PM EST2.06S
08:20 PM EST2.07S
07:50 PM EST2.06S
07:20 PM EST2.07SSW
06:50 PM EST2.07SSW
06:20 PM EST2.07SSW
05:50 PM EST2.07SSW
05:20 PM EST2.36S
04:50 PM EST2.07SSW
04:20 PM EST2.06S
03:50 PM EST2.38SSW
03:20 PM EST2.36SSE
02:50 PM EST2.37SSW
02:20 PM EST2.36SSE
01:50 PM EST2.36S
01:20 PM EST2.36S
12:50 PM EST2.66S
12:20 PM EST2.66S
11:50 AM EST2.66SSE
11:20 AM EST2.66S

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:00 PM EST
Wind Direction : 70 ° ENE
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1024.4 mb
Air Temperature: 72 °f
Water Temperature: 73 °f
Dew Point: 61 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
09:00 PM EST3.83.8ENE
08:00 PM EST3.83.8E
07:30 PM EST0.00.0--
07:20 PM EST0.00.0--
07:00 PM EST0.00.0--
06:50 PM EST0.00.0--
06:00 PM EST1.91.9NE
05:00 PM EST3.85.7ENE
04:00 PM EST7.69.5ENE
03:00 PM EST5.79.5E
02:00 PM EST3.87.6NE
01:00 PM EST5.77.6ESE
12:00 PM EST7.611.4ENE
11:00 AM EST7.69.5ENE
10:00 AM EST5.77.6E
09:00 AM EST5.77.6ENE
08:00 AM EST5.77.6NE
07:00 AM EST3.85.7NE
06:00 AM EST3.85.7NE
05:00 AM EST5.77.6NE

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 08:48 PM EST
Wind Direction : 360 ° N
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1025.5 mb
Air Temperature: 69 °f
Water Temperature: 71 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:48 PM EST5.79.5N
08:30 PM EST5.77.6N
08:18 PM EST5.77.6N
08:00 PM EST5.75.7N
07:48 PM EST5.75.7N
07:30 PM EST5.77.6N
07:30 PM EST5.77.6N
07:00 PM EST5.77.6N
06:54 PM EST5.79.5N
06:30 PM EST5.75.7N
06:30 PM EST5.75.7N
06:18 PM EST3.85.7N
06:00 PM EST3.87.6N
05:54 PM EST7.69.5N
05:48 PM EST7.69.5N
05:30 PM EST7.69.5N
05:30 PM EST7.69.5N
05:18 PM EST9.511.4N
05:00 PM EST9.511.4N
04:54 PM EST9.59.5N

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 08:35 PM EST
Wind Direction : 10 ° N
Wind Speed: 13.3 kts
Wind Gusts: 17.1 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1025.0 mb
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
07:00 PM 11.4 13.3 N
06:00 PM 11.4 15.2 N
05:00 PM 13.3 15.2 N
04:00 PM 11.4 13.3 N
03:00 PM 9.5 11.4 N
02:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
01:00 PM 7.6 7.6 NNE
12:00 PM 5.7 7.6 NE
11:00 AM 7.6 9.5 ENE
10:00 AM 7.6 11.4 ENE

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