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


Saturday March 6 3:30 AM EST Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 3:30 am

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Saturday hour Gulf surf and beach report. Partly cloudy along the coast. Air temperature at 59°. Water temperature at 72 °. Dry air across the region. Very pleasant outside with the dew point at 51°. Currently northeast winds 4 to 6 knots on Venice Beach; Incomming tide at 0.3 ↑ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach east winds 4 to 6 knots; Incomming tide 0.7 ↑ ft...(more.) Later on across the region Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming north late in the evening .

Surf is down into the hour. Wave height 1.3 ft (WNW 302°) at the Egmont Channel. Dominant wave period at 4 seconds. Our model based surf forecast is showing a chance for some real surf on maybe Sunday . Check out the Red Tide status in the comprehensive report below. The Swellmachine's East Florida report currently posting Surf: Minimal Shin to Knee pulse.

New: West Florida Tides for over 100 locations.

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This site 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. Even if they wake up well before the crack of dawn; no problem here. We got them covered. Hey; the latest update was at 3:30 am. Want to score the elusive Gulf surf & Increase enjoyment of local beaches? Stay tuned to the Swellmachine's report and Free 6-day West Florida surf forecast. Also check out the latest buoy and weather station observations 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 surf analysis and forecast. Breaking it down by counties; the following have their own local page. Check out the maybe Sunday forecast:

Marine Forecast: Synopsis

Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, FL out 60 nm
Updated by the NWS 809 PM EST Fri Mar 5 2021
A low pressure storm system will develop in the Central Gulf tonight and move over the area tomorrow for unsettled weather Saturday and colder temperatures Sunday and into the first part of next week. A Small Craft Advisory has been issued for coastal waters from Tarpon Springs to Suwannee River FL out 20 to 60 NM, and additional advisory to cautionary headlines are likely to follow on subsequent forecast cycles. By mid-week, conditions will be slowly improving with benign weather returning. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS - Synopsis

All Gulf Of Mexico: Marine Forecast

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 @ 03:29 AM
NWS Forecast below released on Friday 5th of March 2021 07:22 PM.

Tonight

Tonight Weather Image
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.

Saturday

Saturday Weather Image
Rain showers after 7am. Mostly cloudy. High near 74, with temperatures falling to around 68 in the afternoon. East wind 8 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Saturday Night Weather Image
Rain showers likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunday Weather Image
Sunny, with a high near 73. North northeast wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Sunday Night

Sunday Night Weather Image
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

12-hour hourly WX

Sat Mar 06 03 AM Mostly Cloudy 60 ° NE 6 mph
Sat Mar 06 04 AM Mostly Cloudy 60 ° NE 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 05 AM Mostly Cloudy 60 ° ENE 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 06 AM Cloudy 60 ° ENE 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 07 AM Slight Chance Rain Showers 61 ° E 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 08 AM Slight Chance Rain Showers 63 ° E 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 09 AM Slight Chance Rain Showers 66 ° E 8 mph
Sat Mar 06 10 AM Chance Rain Showers 69 ° ESE 9 mph
Sat Mar 06 11 AM Chance Rain Showers 70 ° ESE 8 mph
Sat Mar 06 12 PM Chance Rain Showers 71 ° SSE 8 mph
Sat Mar 06 01 PM Rain Showers Likely 70 ° S 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 02 PM Rain Showers Likely 69 ° SSE 7 mph
Sat Mar 06 03 PM Rain Showers Likely 69 ° ESE 7 mph

Red Tide

Red Tide Forecast for Southwest Florida Pinellas, Hillsboro, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Charlotte counties. Posted: Thursday 03-04-21
Image credit: NOAA

This image is part of the Southwest Florida Red Tide forecast starting from the release date through present and beyond. Note that there is a higher probability of Red Tide and respiratory irritation in the regions notated by colors. The Red Tide forecast is updated twice-weekly in the event red tide blooms are present in the Gulf of Mexico. The image is clickable and linked to the red tide page where more extensive views of the Red Tide forecast is available.

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

03-13 5:23 AM New Moon
03-21 10:41 AM First Quarter
03-28 2:50 PM Full Moon
04-04 6:04 AM Last Quarter

The March Full Moon is also known as the Worm Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

03-06 1:35 AM Moonrise
03-06 12:14 PM Moonset
03-07 2:38 AM Moonrise
03-07 1:10 PM Moonset

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

Saturday: 03-06

First Light6:23 am
Sunrise6:47 am
Sunset6:34 pm
Last Light6:58 pm

Sunday: 03-07

First Light6:22 am
Sunrise6:46 am
Sunset6:34 pm
Last Light6:58 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

03-0612:54 AM -0.31 ftLow
03-064:37 PM 1.93 ftHigh
03-072:23 AM -0.40 ftLow
03-076:01 PM 1.87 ftHigh

St. Petersburg Tides

03-062:32 AM -0.34 ftLow
03-066:39 PM 2.12 ftHigh
03-074:01 AM -0.44 ftLow
03-078:03 PM 2.06 ftHigh

Captiva Island Tides

03-062:12 AM -0.31 ftLow
03-065:53 PM 1.93 ftHigh
03-073:41 AM -0.40 ftLow
03-077:17 PM 1.87 ftHigh

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 02:56 AM EST
Swell Direction : 302 ° WNW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
02:56 AM EST1.34WNW
02:26 AM EST1.64WNW
01:56 AM EST1.64NW
01:26 AM EST1.34WNW
12:56 AM EST1.34WNW
12:26 AM EST1.35WNW
11:56 PM EST1.35WNW
11:26 PM EST1.34WNW
10:56 PM EST1.34WNW
10:26 PM EST1.34WNW
09:56 PM EST1.34WNW
09:26 PM EST1.35WNW
08:56 PM EST1.65WNW
08:26 PM EST1.65WNW
07:56 PM EST1.65WNW
07:26 PM EST1.65WNW
06:56 PM EST1.65WNW
06:26 PM EST1.65WNW
05:56 PM EST1.65WNW
05:26 PM EST1.65WNW

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 02:56 AM EST
Swell Direction : 1 ° N
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
02:56 AM EST1.34N
02:26 AM EST1.34N
01:56 AM EST1.35NNW
01:26 AM EST1.34NNW
12:56 AM EST1.34NNW
12:26 AM EST1.34NNW
11:56 PM EST1.35NNW
11:26 PM EST1.35NW
10:56 PM EST1.35NNW
10:26 PM EST1.35NW
09:56 PM EST1.35NW
09:26 PM EST1.35NW
08:56 PM EST1.34NNW
08:26 PM EST1.35NNW
07:56 PM EST1.34NNW
07:26 PM EST1.34NNW
06:56 PM EST1.34NNE
06:26 PM EST1.34NNW
05:56 PM EST1.34NNW
05:26 PM EST1.35NW

42003 Buoy

East Gulf West of Naples
Timestamp 01:50 AM EST
Swell Direction : 26 ° NNE
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
01:50 AM EST1.34NNE
11:50 PM EST1.34ENE
08:50 PM EST1.35NNE
07:50 PM EST1.34NE
06:50 PM EST1.65NE
02:50 PM EST1.64N
01:50 PM EST1.65N
12:50 PM EST1.66SW
10:50 AM EST1.35NNW
09:50 AM EST1.36SW
08:50 AM EST1.35N
07:50 AM EST1.35N
06:50 AM EST1.66WSW
05:26 AM EST3.04NNW
04:56 AM EST3.05NW
04:26 AM EST3.04NNW
03:56 AM EST3.04NW
03:26 AM EST2.64NNW
02:56 AM EST2.64NW
02:26 AM EST2.65NW

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 02:56 AM EST
Swell Direction : 337 ° NNW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
02:56 AM EST1.35NNW
02:26 AM EST1.35NNW
01:56 AM EST1.34NNW
01:26 AM EST1.35NNW
12:56 AM EST1.35NNW
12:26 AM EST1.35NNW
11:56 PM EST1.35NNW
11:26 PM EST1.64NNW
10:56 PM EST1.35NNW
10:26 PM EST1.65NNW
09:56 PM EST1.65NNW
09:26 PM EST1.65NNW
08:56 PM EST1.65NNW
08:26 PM EST1.65NNW
07:56 PM EST1.65NNW
07:26 PM EST2.05NNW
06:56 PM EST2.05NNW
06:26 PM EST2.05NNW
05:56 PM EST2.05NNW
05:26 PM EST2.05NNW

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 01:50 AM EST
Wave height: 0.6 ft
Average Wave Period : 3.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
08:50 PM EST1.34NNE
06:50 PM EST1.64NNE
02:50 PM EST2.04N
01:50 PM EST2.04N
12:50 PM EST2.03NNE
10:50 AM EST1.64NW
09:50 AM EST1.64NW
08:50 AM EST1.64NW
07:50 AM EST2.04NW
06:50 AM EST2.05NW
05:26 AM EST2.64NW

VENF1 Wind Station

Venice
Timestamp: 03:00 AM EST
Wind Direction : 50 ° NE
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1014.5 mb
Air Temperature: 59 °f
Water Temperature: 72 °f
Dew Point: 51 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
03:00 AM EST3.85.7NE
02:00 AM EST3.85.7NNE
01:00 AM EST7.69.5NNE
12:00 AM EST5.77.6N
11:00 PM EST5.77.6N
10:00 PM EST3.85.7NNE
09:00 PM EST9.59.5NW
08:00 PM EST11.411.4NW
07:00 PM EST9.511.4NW
06:00 PM EST9.59.5WNW
05:00 PM EST7.67.6WNW
04:00 PM EST7.69.5W
03:00 PM EST7.69.5W
02:00 PM EST7.69.5WSW
01:00 PM EST5.77.6WSW
12:00 PM EST5.75.7E
11:00 AM EST3.85.7ENE
10:00 AM EST5.77.6NE
09:00 AM EST5.77.6ENE
08:00 AM EST5.77.6NE

CWBF1 Wind Station

Clearwater
Timestamp: 02:42 AM EST
Wind Direction : 80 ° E
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1015.4 mb
Air Temperature: 60 °f
Water Temperature: 72 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:42 AM EST3.85.7E
02:30 AM EST5.77.6ENE
02:18 AM EST3.85.7ENE
01:54 AM EST5.79.5ENE
01:48 AM EST5.77.6ENE
01:30 AM EST3.87.6ENE
01:18 AM EST5.79.5ENE
12:54 AM EST5.79.5NE
12:48 AM EST5.77.6NE
12:30 AM EST5.77.6NE
12:18 AM EST3.87.6NNE
12:00 AM EST7.611.4NNE
11:48 PM EST5.77.6NNE
11:30 PM EST9.511.4N
11:18 PM EST7.69.5N
11:00 PM EST9.511.4NNW
10:48 PM EST9.511.4NNW
10:30 PM EST11.411.4NNW
10:30 PM EST11.411.4NNW
10:18 PM EST9.511.4N

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 01:54 AM EST
Wind Direction : 50 ° NE
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Air Temperature: 65 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
09:00 PM 5.7 5.7 NNW
09:00 PM 5.7 5.7 NNW
08:00 PM 5.7 9.5 NNW
06:00 PM 3.8 7.6 WNW
06:00 PM 3.8 7.6 WNW
04:00 PM 7.6 9.5 W
04:00 PM 7.6 9.5 W

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 02:30 AM EST
Wind Direction : 40 ° NE
Wind Speed: 9.5 kts
Wind Gusts: 13.3 kts
Air Temperature: 67 °f
Water Temperature: 68 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
01:00 AM 7.6 9.5 NNE
12:00 AM 7.6 9.5 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
10:00 PM 5.7 7.6 N
09:00 PM 3.8 5.7 N
08:00 PM 5.7 7.6 NW
07:00 PM 7.6 7.6 NW
06:00 PM 7.6 9.5 NW
05:00 PM 7.6 7.6 NW
04:00 PM 3.8 5.7 WNW


Saturday Mar 6 Ocean Model Data WW3

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 9.5 11.4 15.2 5.7 7.6 13.3
Wind Dir E ESE SE ESE E ENE
Wave Ft 1.2 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8
Wave Dir NNW ENE SE SE SSE ENE
Period 3.72 3 3.23 3.67 3.65 3.38

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 3.8 5.7 11.4 9.5 5.7 0
Wind Dir ENE ESE SE SSE SSE W
Wave Ft 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4
Wave Dir NW NW E SE SE W
Period 4.36 4 3.15 3.23 3.17 3.19

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