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


Wednesday August 17 7:15 AM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 7:15 am

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Wednesday sunrise Gulf surf and beach report. Sunny into the hour. Air temperature at 83°. Water temperature at 86 °. High humidity with the dew point at 72°. The UV Index is (10) very high today. Currently west winds 8 to 10 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing tide at 1.3 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach northwest winds 8 to 11 knots; Outgoing tide 1.6 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region West winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunset is at 8:04 pm. The moon phase is Waning Gibbous at 67% illumination and next phase is Last Quarter on 8-19. Surf is down into the sunrise. Wave height 1.3 ft (WNW 295°) at the Egmont Channel. Dominant wave period at 3 seconds. Surf stays down over the 16-day forecast period. Keep checking the updated every fifteen minute surf reports, the six day model based surf forecast and the long-range 16 day advanced surf forecast.

Planning on beach or watersport activities today; 13 hours and 8 minutes till Last Light.

Tropics

National Hurricane Center reporting a low chance of new storm activity (20 percent) over the next five days. The WX Page surveils the Tropical Atlantic with 24/7 updates, timestamped graphics and forecasting images. Further guidance for the Atlantic can be found within GFS modeling. NHC elaborates on chance of cyclone development in the Tropical Weather Outlook. Note: A few tropical waves are mentioned in the Tropical Weather Discussion. When the next storm develops, Danielle will be it's name. A total of 105 days of Hurricane season ahead. Keep checking back as the Swellmachine is reporting the latest developments around the clock.

*The 2022 storm names are as follows; Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie and Walter.

One sure way to be prepared is to tune into the Swellmachine's Epic coverage of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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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 7:15 am. 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 great day.

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 Tuesday 16th of August 2022 thru Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

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

Forecast for Wednesday 24th of August 2022 thru Wednesday 31st of August 2022

West Florida Surf Report 9-16 Day for wind and waves.

Tides

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.

14 Hour Venice Jetties Wave & Wind Forecast

Wednesday 08-17

Hour
EDT
Wave
Ft
Wave
Dir
Wave
Per
Wind
knots
Wind
Dir
40.9W2.377.6W
50.9WNW2.477.6WSW
60.9W2.527.6WSW
70.9W2.557.6W
80.9WNW2.617.6W
90.9WNW2.657.6W
100.9WNW2.697.6W
110.9W2.747.6WSW
121.0WNW2.817.6WSW
131.0WNW2.877.6WSW
141.0WNW2.967.6WSW
151.0WNW3.167.6W
161.1NW3.477.6W
171.1NW3.677.6W
181.1NW3.777.6W

Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

Crows Nest Marina Guage

Venice Inlet at the Marina (2022-08-17 06:00 EDT.) The water temperature is at 86.2 ° and water height is at 0.70 ft.

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 7:15 am

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
Onshore winds are expected across coastal waters areawide through the remainder of the work week, with the best chances for rain confined mostly to the morning hours each day. While winds are not expected to reach 15 knots, the highest winds are expected during the afternoons, making waters a little more choppy. However, no headlines are expected for the forecast. 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 7:15 am

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 Wednesday 17th of August 2022 04:03 AM.

Today

Today Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny. High near 89, with temperatures falling to around 85 in the afternoon. Heat index values as high as 99. West wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tonight

Tonight Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West wind 3 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Thursday Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny. High near 89, with temperatures falling to around 85 in the afternoon. Heat index values as high as 102. West wind 3 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night

Thursday Night Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. West southwest wind 2 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday

Friday Weather Image
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 2 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

12-hour hourly WX*

Wed Aug 17 07 AM Sunny 80 ° W 6 mph
Wed Aug 17 08 AM Sunny 83 ° W 7 mph
Wed Aug 17 09 AM Sunny 86 ° W 7 mph
Wed Aug 17 10 AM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 88 ° W 9 mph
Wed Aug 17 11 AM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 89 ° W 10 mph
Wed Aug 17 12 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 89 ° W 12 mph
Wed Aug 17 01 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 88 ° W 14 mph
Wed Aug 17 02 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 88 ° W 13 mph
Wed Aug 17 03 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 87 ° W 13 mph
Wed Aug 17 04 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 85 ° W 14 mph
Wed Aug 17 05 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 84 ° W 13 mph
Wed Aug 17 06 PM Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms 84 ° W 10 mph
Wed Aug 17 07 PM Isolated Showers And Thunderstorms 83 ° W 10 mph

Red Tide

No reports or forecasts found for Red Tide since Wednesday 11-10-21

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current moon phase is Waning Gibbous all through 8-18. Percentage of moon's disk illuminated is 67% and gradually becomes less illuminated. The next phase is Last Quarter on 8-19. This begins in 1 days, 17 hours and 21 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 19 days, 17 hours and 19 minutes.

08-19 12:36 AM Last Quarter
08-27 4:16 AM New Moon
09-03 2:08 PM First Quarter
09-10 5:58 AM Full Moon

The August Full Moon is also known as the Sturgeon Full Moon.
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Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

08-17 12:34 PM Moonset
08-17 11:56 PM Moonrise
08-18 1:31 PM Moonset

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

August 17, 2022 (Wednesday)

First Light6:37 am
Sunrise7:02 am
Sunset8:05 pm
Last Light8:30 pm

August 18, 2022 (Thursday)

First Light6:37 am
Sunrise7:02 am
Sunset8:04 pm
Last Light8:29 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

Summmer Solstice 6-21-2022
Autumn Equinox 9-22-2022
Winter Solstice 12-21-2022
Vernal Equinox 3-20-2023

JDN: 2459808.97344

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

08-174:06 AM 2.01 ftHigh
08-1711:23 AM 0.63 ftLow
08-175:18 PM 1.61 ftHigh
08-1710:50 PM 1.07 ftLow
08-184:37 AM 2.11 ftHigh
08-1812:37 PM 0.56 ftLow
08-186:59 PM 1.43 ftHigh
08-1811:11 PM 1.26 ftLow
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

08-1712:05 AM 0.94 ftLow
08-176:08 AM 2.21 ftHigh
08-171:01 PM 0.69 ftLow
08-177:20 PM 1.77 ftHigh
08-1812:28 AM 1.18 ftLow
08-186:39 AM 2.31 ftHigh
08-182:15 PM 0.61 ftLow
08-189:01 PM 1.57 ftHigh
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

08-175:22 AM 2.01 ftHigh
08-1712:41 PM 0.63 ftLow
08-176:34 PM 1.61 ftHigh
08-1812:08 AM 1.07 ftLow
08-185:53 AM 2.11 ftHigh
08-181:55 PM 0.56 ftLow
08-188:15 PM 1.43 ftHigh
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 06:26 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 295 ° WNW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
06:26 AM 1.33WNW
05:26 AM 1.33W
04:56 AM 1.33WNW
04:26 AM 1.33W
03:56 AM 1.33W
03:26 AM 1.03WNW
02:56 AM 1.03WNW
02:26 AM 1.03WNW
01:56 AM 1.03WNW
01:26 AM 1.03WNW
12:26 AM 1.33W
11:56 PM 1.33W
11:26 PM 1.33WNW
10:56 PM 1.33W
10:26 PM 1.33W
09:56 PM 1.33W
09:26 PM 1.33W
08:56 PM 1.33W
08:26 PM 1.33W
07:56 PM 1.33W

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 06:26 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 310 ° NW
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.4 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
06:26 AM 1.65NW
05:56 AM 1.64WNW
05:26 AM 1.65NW
04:56 AM 1.64WNW
04:26 AM 1.34WNW
03:56 AM 1.34WNW
03:26 AM 1.34WNW
02:56 AM 1.34WNW
02:26 AM 1.04WNW
01:56 AM 1.04WNW
01:26 AM 1.03WNW
12:56 AM 1.04WNW
12:26 AM 1.03WNW
11:56 PM 1.03WNW
09:56 PM 1.03WNW
08:56 PM 1.03WNW
07:56 PM 1.03WNW
05:56 PM 1.03WNW
05:26 PM 1.02W

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 05:50 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 296 ° WNW
Wave height: 1.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 3.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
05:50 AM 2.05WNW
04:50 AM 2.05WNW
03:50 AM 2.04WNW
01:50 AM 2.05NW
11:50 PM 2.05NW
10:50 PM 2.05NW
09:50 PM 2.35NW
08:50 PM 2.05NNW
07:50 PM 1.65NW
06:50 PM 1.64NW
05:50 PM 1.34WNW
04:50 PM 1.33WNW
02:50 PM 1.03WNW
12:50 PM 1.03WNW
09:50 PM 1.04E
07:50 PM 1.04E
06:50 PM 1.04E
03:50 PM 1.34ENE
01:50 PM 1.64ENE
12:50 PM 1.64NE

VENF1 Wind Station

Venice
Timestamp: 06:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 260 ° W
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1013.1 mb
Air Temperature: 83 °f
Water Temperature: 86 °f
Dew Point: 72 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
06:00 AM 7.69.5W
05:00 AM 7.67.6WSW
04:00 AM 5.77.6WSW
03:00 AM 7.67.6W
02:00 AM 7.67.6WNW
01:00 AM 7.67.6W
12:00 AM 5.77.6WNW
11:00 PM 5.75.7W
10:00 PM 9.59.5WNW
09:00 PM 9.511.4WNW
08:00 PM 9.59.5W
07:00 PM 9.59.5W
06:00 PM 9.59.5W
05:00 PM 9.511.4W
04:00 PM 9.511.4W

CWBF1 Wind Station

Clearwater
Timestamp: 06:18 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 310 ° NW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 11.4 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1013.2 mb
Air Temperature: 84 °f
Water Temperature: 87 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
06:18 AM 7.611.4NW
06:00 AM 7.611.4W
05:54 AM 7.69.5W
05:48 AM 9.511.4W
05:30 AM 9.511.4W
05:30 AM 9.511.4W
05:18 AM 7.611.4W
05:00 AM 7.611.4W
04:54 AM 9.511.4W
04:48 AM 7.69.5WNW
04:30 AM 7.611.4W
04:18 AM 9.511.4W
04:00 AM 9.511.4WNW
03:48 AM 7.69.5W
03:30 AM 7.69.5W
03:30 AM 7.69.5W
03:18 AM 9.59.5W
03:00 AM 7.69.5W
02:54 AM 5.79.5W
02:48 AM 7.67.6W

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 05:54 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 230 ° SW
Wind Speed: 9.5 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Air Temperature: 85 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
05:00 AM 5.7 7.6 WSW
02:00 AM 0 1.9 WNW
02:00 AM 0 1.9 WNW
12:00 AM 1.9 3.8 WNW
12:00 AM 1.9 3.8 WNW
11:00 PM 1.9 3.8 W
11:00 PM 1.9 5.7 WNW
09:00 PM 1.9 5.7 WNW
08:00 PM 3.8 7.6 W
08:00 PM 3.8 7.6 W

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 05:35 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 360 ° N
Wind Speed: 9.5 kts
Wind Gusts: 11.4 kts
Water Temperature: 86 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
04:00 AM 7.6 9.5 N
04:00 AM 7.6 9.5 N
03:00 AM 7.6 9.5 N
01:00 AM 5.7 7.6 N
01:00 AM 5.7 7.6 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
11:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
10:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
08:00 PM 7.6 11.4 N
06:00 PM 9.5 11.4 N


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