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

Wednesday May 27 9:30 AM EDT
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Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Wednesday morning Gulf surf and beach report. Scattered showers and thunderstorms into the hour. Air temperature at 81°. Water temperature at 82 °. The UV index is (10) very high today. Currently south-southwest winds around 11 knots on Venice Beach. Clearwater beach south-southwest winds 8 to 10 knots. Later on across the region South winds around 10 knots . Surf is down into the morning . Our forecast is showing a slight chance for some small rideable longboard surf on Thursday and Friday. Maybe worth being on the lookout; especially the Skimboarders. Keep checking in with the Swellmachine's up to the minute beach reporting. Thinking about heading to East Florida? Surf Currently: Knee to Waist high.

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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. Breaking it down by counties; the following have their own local page. Check out the Thursday and Friday forecast:

Marine Forecast

356 AM EDT Wed May 27 2020
Surface high pressure will continue to build over the Gulf waters keeping tranquil boating conditions through the remaining of the week. However, there will be periods pf showers and thunderstorms, especially over offshore and near shore waters off the Nature Coast. Winds will be relatively light and from the west to southwest through Thursday, but will shift to the east to southeast. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS More

Scattered showers and thunderstorms

Florida Radar and Storm track

Weather Forecasts West Florida

Venice Inlet
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 6 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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SWFL Moon Phases & Name

05-29 11:30 PM First Quarter
06-05 3:12 PM Full Moon
06-13 2:24 AM Last Quarter
06-21 2:42 AM New Moon

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

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

05-27 12:03 AM Moonset
05-27 10:50 AM Moonrise
05-28 12:52 AM Moonset
05-28 11:52 AM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

Wednesday: 05-27

First Light6:09 am
Sunrise6:36 am
Sunset8:17 pm
Last Light8:45 pm

Thursday: 05-28

First Light6:08 am
Sunrise6:36 am
Sunset8:18 pm
Last Light8:45 pm

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

05-272:52 PM 2.33 ftHigh
05-2711:49 PM -0.25 ftLow
05-283:53 PM 2.17 ftHigh

St. Petersburg Tides

05-2712:30 AM -0.34 ftLow
05-274:54 PM 2.56 ftHigh
05-281:27 AM -0.27 ftLow
05-285:55 PM 2.39 ftHigh

Captiva Island Tides

05-2712:10 AM -0.31 ftLow
05-274:08 PM 2.33 ftHigh
05-281:07 AM -0.25 ftLow
05-285:09 PM 2.17 ftHigh

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 09:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 189 ° S
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 3.1 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:00 AM 1.33SSW
07:00 AM 1.66SW
06:00 AM 1.63S
05:00 AM 1.33S
04:00 AM 1.33SSE
03:00 AM 1.32S

42003 Buoy

East Gulf West of Naples
Timestamp 08:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 133 ° SE
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.3 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
07:00 AM 1.67S
06:00 AM 1.34SSE
05:00 AM 1.35ESE
04:00 AM 1.35ESE
03:00 AM 1.65E
02:00 AM 1.65E

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 08:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 211 ° SSW
Wave height: 1.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 7 s
Average Wave Period : 4.1 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
07:00 AM 2.34SSW
07:00 AM 2.34SSW
06:00 AM 2.05SSW
05:00 AM 2.35SSW
04:00 AM 2.36SSW
03:00 AM 2.35SSW

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 08:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 255 ° WSW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
07:00 AM 1.36SSW
05:00 AM 1.35S
05:00 AM 1.35S
04:00 AM 1.06SSE
03:00 AM 1.06SSE
02:00 AM 1.36SSE

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 210 ° SSW
Wind Speed: 11.4 kts
Wind Gusts: 11.4 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1014.0 mb
Air Temperature: 81 °f
Water Temperature: 82 °f
Dew Point: 79 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 AM 11.4 11.4 S
07:00 AM 9.5 9.5 S
06:00 AM 9.5 9.5 S
05:00 AM 13.3 13.3 SSW
04:00 AM 15.2 17.1 S
03:00 AM 11.4 13.3 S
02:00 AM 7.6 7.6 S
01:00 AM 9.5 9.5 SSW
12:00 AM 7.6 7.6 S
11:00 PM 19 20.9 S

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 08:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 210 ° SSW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1013.9 mb
Air Temperature: 79 °f
Water Temperature: 84 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 AM 5.7 7.6 SSW
07:00 AM 5.7 5.7 S
06:00 AM 5.7 7.6 SSE
05:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SSW
04:00 AM 9.5 11.4 SSW
03:00 AM 11.4 13.3 SSW
02:00 AM 7.6 9.5 S
01:00 AM 7.6 9.5 S
12:00 AM 5.7 7.6 S
11:00 PM 5.7 5.7 SW

Wednesday May 27 Ocean Model Data WW3

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 9.5 7.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 3.8
Wave Ft 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1
Wave Dir S S S S SSW SSW
Period 3.74 3.64 3.75 3.81 3.84 3.85

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 9.5 9.5 7.6 5.7 5.7 3.8
Wind Dir S SSW S S S S
Wave Ft 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.2
Period 3.57 3.51 3.58 3.58 3.58 3.62

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