Hourly Florida Panhandle to Orange Beach Alabama Surf Report

Wednesday March 29 4:13 PM EDT

Today's Wave height and wind

Aloha Panhandlers this is the machine with the Wednesday afternooner surf report. into the hour. Surf is up! Go surf! Shin to thigh. Currently on Panama City Beach north-northeast winds 8 to 11 knots. . Check out the 16 day wave and wind forecast

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16 Day Surf Forecast

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Off-Season Tropics

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Marine Forecast

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Coastal Panhandle Weather & Alerts

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42012 Wave Buoy

Orange Beach Al
Timestamp 03:50 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 86 ° E
Wave height: 2.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.1 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:00 PM 2.6--E
02:00 PM 3.05E
01:00 PM 3.05E
12:00 PM 3.6--E
11:00 AM 3.95ENE
10:00 AM 3.95ENE

42039 Wave Buoy

Timestamp 03:50 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 43 ° NE
Wave height: 5.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 5.1 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:00 PM 5.6--NE
02:00 PM 6.2--NE
01:00 PM 6.67NNE
12:00 PM 6.27N
11:00 AM 6.97N
10:00 AM 6.67N

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 03:10 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 8 ° N
Wave height: 5.2 ft
Average Wave Period : 4.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:00 PM 5.2--N
02:00 PM 6.26NNE
01:00 PM 5.26N
12:00 PM 5.66NNE
11:00 AM 5.25NNE
10:00 AM 3.94NNE

Sunrise and Sunset

Destin Florida

Sunrise6:37 am
Sunset7:03 pm

Dauphin Island Alabama

Sunrise6:43 am
Sunset7:10 pm

Panama City Beach Florida

Sunrise6:33 am
Sunset6:58 pm

Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous

Tides Panhandle

Navarre Beach

2023/03/29 02:25 AM-0.34 L
2023/03/29 02:54 PM1.17 H

Panama City Beach

2023/03/29 02:34 AM-0.35 L
2023/03/29 02:27 PM1.21 H

Alabama Point

2023/03/29 03:48 AM-0.10 L
2023/03/29 03:11 PM0.88 H

PCBF1 Wind Station

Panama City Beach
Timestamp: 03:30 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 30 ° NNE
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 11.4 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1021.5 mb
Air Temperature: 66 °f
Water Temperature: 69 °f
TimeWind SpeedWind GustDirection
03:00 PM 7.6 9.5 NE
01:00 PM 7.6 11.4 ENE
01:00 PM 5.7 11.4 NE
12:00 PM 9.5 13.3 ENE
11:00 AM 9.5 15.2 NE
10:00 AM 11.4 20.9 NE
09:00 AM 11.4 17.1 NNE
08:00 AM 13.3 17.1 NNE
07:00 AM 11.4 20.9 NNE
06:00 AM 11.4 17.1 NNE

PCLF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 03:30 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 10 ° N
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1022.3 mb
Air Temperature: 63 °f
Water Temperature: 73 °f
TimeWind SpeedWind GustDirection
03:00 PM 7.6 9.5 NE
01:00 PM 7.6 11.4 ENE
01:00 PM 5.7 11.4 NE
12:00 PM 9.5 13.3 ENE
11:00 AM 9.5 15.2 NE
10:00 AM 11.4 20.9 NE
09:00 AM 11.4 17.1 NNE
08:00 AM 13.3 17.1 NNE
07:00 AM 11.4 20.9 NNE
06:00 AM 11.4 17.1 NNE

Live Cam


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