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

Saturday July 20 12:15 PM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 12:15 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Saturday lunchtime hour Gulf surf and beach report. slight chance rain showers into the hour. Air temperature at 86°. Water temperature at 88 °. The UV Index is (11) extreme today. Currently south-southeast winds 2 to 4 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing tide at 2.5 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach south-southwest winds 8 to 10 knots; Outgoing tide 3.2 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region South winds 5 to 10 knots. Sunset is at 8:24 pm. The moon phase is Waxing Gibbous at 100% illumination and next main phase is Full Moon on 7-21. Surf is down into the lunchtime hour. Wave height 1.3 ft (S 171°) 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; 8 hours and 20 minutes till Last 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: Waist to rib high.


National Hurricane center reports that there are no cyclones at this time and Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next seven days. The WX Page surveils the Tropical Atlantic with 24/7 updates, timestamped graphics and forecasting images. There are three Tropical Waves currently under observation. Tropical Wave activity is brewing. Check out the Tropical Weather Discussion for more information. When the next storm develops, Debby will be it's name. A total of 133 days of Hurricane season ahead.

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There are other places to surf. Check out the full Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands daily surf report. Check out our East Florida surf report and forecast. Also the Florida Panhandle daily report.

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 12:15 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 an awesome Saturday afternoon.

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 20th of July 2024 thru Saturday 27th of July 2024

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

Forecast for Sunday 28th of July 2024 thru Sunday 4th of August 2024

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

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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

Saturday 07-20


Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

There are no bacteria advisories for Sarasota County beaches. View report.

Marine Forecast & Alerts

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
The Bermuda high pressure ridge axis is expected to remain in the region with fairly typical summertime conditions through the weekend and into next week with afternoon into evening seabreeze thunderstorms daily. No headlines are expected but winds and seas will be higher near storms. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS - Synopsis

Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 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

Heat Advisory issued July 20 at 11:45AM EDT until July 20 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Key West FL
Affected Areas: Monroe Upper Keys; Monroe Middle Keys; Monroe Lower Keys
Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued July 20 at 10:59AM EDT until July 21 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS Miami FL
Affected Areas: Glades; Hendry; Inland Palm Beach County; Metro Palm Beach County; Coastal Collier County; Inland Collier County; Inland Broward County; Metro Broward County; Inland Miami-Dade County; Metropolitan Miami Dade; Mainland Monroe; Coastal Palm Beach County; Coastal Broward County; Coastal Miami Dade County; Far South Miami-Dade County
Heat Advisory

Note: Alerts posted in this section above are filtered to display these Florida Counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Monroe. View all Weather alerts for the entire state of Florida.

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.

Coastal Sarasota FL

This includes all County beaches such as Lido Beach, Siesta Key, Point of Rocks, Turtle Beach, Nokomis North Jetty, Venice South Jetty, Manasota Beach and more.
NWS Forecast released on Saturday 20th of July 2024 09:54 AM.
Sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms this morning, then scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south this afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index values up to 107.
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the mid 90s. East winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent. Heat index values up to 108.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Numerous showers, mainly in the evening. Humid with lows in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly sunny with scattered thunderstorms. Scattered showers in the morning, then widespread showers in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent. Heat index values up to 105.

Red Tide

No reports or forecasts found for Red Tide since Friday 05-26-23

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current moon phase is Waxing Gibbous. Percentage of moon's disk illuminated is 100% and gradually becomes more illuminated. The next main phase is Full Moon on 7-21. This begins in 18 hours and 4 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 14 days, 17 hours and 15 minutes. Astronomical Moon phases below:

07-21 6:19 AM Full Moon
07-27 10:54 PM Last Quarter
08-04 7:14 AM New Moon
08-12 11:19 AM First Quarter

The July Full Moon is also known as the Buck Full Moon.

Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

07-19 4:35 AM Moonset
07-19 7:20 PM Moonrise
07-20 5:38 AM Moonset
07-20 8:15 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

July 20, 2024 (Saturday)

First Light6:21 am
Sunrise6:48 am
Sunset8:24 pm
Last Light8:51 pm

July 21, 2024 (Sunday)

First Light6:22 am
Sunrise6:48 am
Sunset8:23 pm
Last Light8:50 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

Summmer Solstice 6-20-2024
Autumn Equinox 9-22-2024
Winter Solstice 12-21-2024
Vernal Equinox 3-20-2025

JDN: 2460512.18735

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

07-1910:09 AM 2.52 ftHigh
07-197:07 PM -0.29 ftLow
07-2011:02 AM 2.64 ftHigh
07-207:50 PM -0.37 ftLow
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

07-1912:11 PM 2.77 ftHigh
07-198:45 PM -0.32 ftLow
07-201:04 PM 2.90 ftHigh
07-209:28 PM -0.41 ftLow
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

07-1911:25 AM 2.52 ftHigh
07-198:25 PM -0.29 ftLow
07-2012:18 PM 2.64 ftHigh
07-209:08 PM -0.37 ftLow
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

Track The Tropics

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 11:56 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 171 ° S
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.9 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
11:56 AM 1.33S
11:26 AM 1.33N
10:56 AM 1.33SSE
10:26 AM 1.33SSE
09:56 AM 1.63SSE
09:26 AM 1.63SSE
08:56 AM 1.63SSE
08:26 AM 1.63SSE
07:56 AM 1.63SSE
07:26 AM 1.63SSE
06:56 AM 1.63SSE
06:26 AM 1.63SSE
05:56 AM 1.63SSE
05:26 AM 1.63SSE
04:56 AM 1.63SSE
04:26 AM 1.63SSE
03:56 AM 1.63SE
03:26 AM 1.63SE
02:56 AM 1.33SE
02:26 AM 1.33ESE

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 11:00 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 138 ° SE
Wave height: 1.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.2 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
11:00 AM 1.64SE
10:30 AM 1.64SE
10:00 AM 1.64SSE
09:30 AM 1.64SSE
09:00 AM 1.64SSE
08:30 AM 2.04SSE
08:00 AM 2.04SSE
07:30 AM 2.04SSE
07:00 AM 2.04SSE
06:30 AM 1.64SE
06:00 AM 1.64SE
05:30 AM 2.04SSE
05:00 AM 1.63SSE
04:30 AM 1.63SSE
04:00 AM 1.67SW
03:30 AM 1.63SSE
03:00 AM 1.34SSE
02:30 AM 1.34SSE
02:00 AM 1.37SW
01:30 AM 1.34SSE

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 11:26 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 124 ° SE
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.7 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
11:26 AM 1.33SE
10:56 AM 1.33ESE
10:26 AM 1.03ESE
09:56 AM 1.04ESE
09:26 AM 1.04ESE
08:56 AM 1.03N
08:26 AM 1.04ESE
07:56 AM 1.04ESE
07:26 AM 1.03N
06:56 AM 1.33SE
06:26 AM 1.04ESE
05:56 AM 1.34ESE
05:26 AM 1.04ESE
04:56 AM 1.34ESE
04:26 AM 1.04ESE
03:56 AM 1.04ESE
03:26 AM 1.04ESE
02:56 AM 1.04ESE
02:26 AM 1.04ESE
01:56 AM 1.04SE

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 11:50 AM EDT
Swell Direction : 168 ° SSE
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 3.3 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
11:50 AM 1.33SSE
11:20 AM 1.33S
10:50 AM 1.34S
10:20 AM 1.33S
09:50 AM 1.33S
08:20 AM 1.33S
07:50 AM 1.33SSW
07:20 AM 1.34SSE
06:50 AM 1.34S
05:50 AM 1.04SW
05:20 AM 1.04WSW
04:50 AM 1.34WSW
04:20 AM 1.34SW
03:50 AM 1.34WSW
03:20 AM 1.34SW
02:50 AM 1.34WSW
02:20 AM 1.34SSW
01:20 AM 1.34SW
12:50 AM 1.33SW
12:20 AM 1.34SW

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 11:00 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 160 ° SSE
Wind Speed: 1.9 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1019.5 mb
Air Temperature: 86 °f
Water Temperature: 88 °f
Dew Point: 78 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
11:00 AM 1.93.8SSE
10:00 AM 5.77.6ESE
09:00 AM 5.77.6ESE
08:00 AM 1.93.8ENE
07:00 AM 1.93.8E
06:00 AM 5.77.6ESE
05:00 AM 5.77.6ESE
04:00 AM 3.85.7ESE
03:00 AM 3.85.7ESE
02:00 AM 1.93.8ESE
01:00 AM 3.83.8SE
12:00 AM 3.85.7ESE
11:00 PM 3.85.7E
10:00 PM 1.93.8E
09:00 PM 3.85.7WSW
08:00 PM 5.77.6WSW
07:00 PM 7.67.6SW
06:00 PM 7.67.6S
05:00 PM 9.511.4S

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 11:30 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 210 ° SSW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1020.1 mb
Air Temperature: 87 °f
Water Temperature: 89 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
11:30 AM 7.69.5SSW
11:18 AM 7.67.6SSW
11:00 AM 5.75.7S
10:48 AM 7.69.5S
10:30 AM 7.69.5SSE
10:18 AM 3.89.5SE
10:00 AM 5.77.6SE
09:48 AM 3.87.6SE
09:30 AM 3.87.6SE
09:18 AM 3.87.6ESE
09:00 AM 3.87.6ESE
08:48 AM 5.77.6ESE
08:30 AM 3.87.6ESE
08:18 AM 5.79.5ESE
08:00 AM 5.77.6ESE
07:48 AM 5.77.6ESE
07:18 AM 5.77.6E
06:48 AM 5.77.6ESE
06:18 AM 5.77.6ESE
06:00 AM 5.77.6ESE

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 10:35 AM EDT
Wind Direction : 150 ° SSE
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1019.9 mb
Air Temperature: 86 °f
Water Temperature: 88 °f
Dew Point: 86 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
10:00 AM 7.6 7.6 SSE
09:00 AM 5.7 7.6 SE
08:00 AM 9.5 13.3 SE
07:00 AM 7.6 11.4 SSE
06:00 AM 9.5 11.4 S
05:00 AM 9.5 13.3 S
04:00 AM 9.5 11.4 SSE
03:00 AM 9.5 13.3 SSE
01:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SSE
01:00 AM 7.6 9.5 SSE

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