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

Wednesday March 29 4:00 PM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 4:00 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Wednesday afternoon regional Gulf surf and beach report. We monitor the conditions with updates every fifteen minutes throughout the day. So keep checking in for the latest up to the minute observations. Surf is up at best spots. Right now the Egmont Channel buoy is at 2.0 ft. Dominant wave period at 7 seconds. Shin pulse maybe Knee sets at right spot and tide. Our long range forecasting hasn't given up on the West Florida surf scene and surf is a possibility out 10 days. The Swellmachine's 16 day surf forecast shows chances for waves on Saturday 4-8. Wave heights peak out around 4.4 feet at 6.45 seconds. Also, a chance of glassy surf with easterly winds on this day. Serious about surfing the Gulf, check out the Swellmachine's 16 day free forecast.

Latest coastal observations. Air temperature at 76°. Water temperature at 75 °. Moderatly humid with the dew point at 69°. Currently west-northwest winds around 13 knots on Venice Beach; Incomming tide at 1.8 ↑ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach north-northwest winds 11 to 13 knots; Incomming tide 2.2 ↑ ft...(more.) Later on across the region North winds 10 to 15 knots. The UV Index is (11) extreme today. Today's Sunset is at 7:45 pm. Last Light is at 8:10 pm. The moon phase is Waxing Gibbous at 57.79% illumination and next main phase is Full Moon on 4-6..

Planning on beach or watersport activities today; 4 hours and 0 minute 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 chest high. Onshore winds in the mix.


The 2023 storm names are as follows; Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harold, Idalia, Jose, Katia, Lee, Margot, Nigel, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Whitney.

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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 4:00 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 29th of March 2023 thru Wednesday 5th of April 2023

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

Forecast for Thursday 6th of April 2023 thru Thursday 13th of April 2023

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


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

Wednesday 03-29


Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

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

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 4:00 pm

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
.We are looking at pretty quiet boating conditions over the next few days. A cold front is pushing through the state currently which has shifted winds to a more north and northeast direction. THis winds will shift more easterly and pick up to around 10 to 15 knots throughout Thursday and Friday. Winds will calm down and shift more south on Saturday before shifting northerly once again on Sunday as another dry and weak cold front pushes through the area. 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 4:00 pm

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 Wednesday 29th of March 2023 01:52 PM.
This Afternoon
Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northeast with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming east after midnight.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Red Tide

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Image Last Modified on : Friday 03-24-23

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

Current moon phase is Waxing Gibbous. Percentage of moon's disk illuminated is 57.79%. The next main phase is Full Moon on 4-6. This begins in 7 days, 8 hours and 37 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 8 days, 2 hours and 33 minutes.

04-06 12:37 AM Full Moon
04-13 5:12 AM Last Quarter
04-20 12:15 AM New Moon
04-27 5:21 PM First Quarter

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

Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

03-29 2:52 AM Moonset
03-29 1:10 PM Moonrise
03-30 3:40 AM Moonset
03-30 2:05 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)

First Light6:58 am
Sunrise7:22 am
Sunset7:45 pm
Last Light8:10 pm

March 30, 2023 (Thursday)

First Light6:57 am
Sunrise7:21 am
Sunset7:46 pm
Last Light8:10 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

Vernal Equinox 3-20-2023
Summmer Solstice 6-21-2023
Autumn Equinox 9-23-2023
Winter Solstice 12-21-2023

JDN: 2460033.33994

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

03-292:10 AM -0.11 ftLow
03-295:16 PM 1.78 ftHigh
03-303:25 AM -0.13 ftLow
03-307:10 PM 1.68 ftHigh
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

03-293:48 AM -0.12 ftLow
03-297:18 PM 1.95 ftHigh
03-305:03 AM -0.14 ftLow
03-309:12 PM 1.84 ftHigh
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

03-293:28 AM -0.11 ftLow
03-296:32 PM 1.78 ftHigh
03-304:43 AM -0.13 ftLow
03-308:26 PM 1.68 ftHigh
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 03:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 330 ° NNW
Wave height: 1.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:26 PM 2.04NNW
02:56 PM 2.07SW
02:26 PM 2.07SW
01:56 PM 1.67SW
01:26 PM 1.67SW
12:56 PM 1.67SW
12:26 PM 1.67SW
11:56 AM 1.67SW
11:26 AM 2.07SW
10:56 AM 2.07SW
10:26 AM 2.07SW
09:56 AM 2.07SW
09:26 AM 2.07SSW
08:56 AM 2.07SSW
08:26 AM 2.07SW
07:56 AM 2.07SW
07:26 AM 2.07SW
06:56 AM 2.07SW
06:26 AM 2.07SSW
05:56 AM 1.67SSW

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 03:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 5 ° N
Wave height: 3.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:26 PM 3.65N
02:56 PM 3.35N
02:26 PM 3.64NNE
01:56 PM 3.34NNE
01:26 PM 2.64N
12:56 PM 2.63N
12:26 PM 2.63N
11:56 AM 2.37SSW
11:26 AM 2.37SSW
10:56 AM 2.37SSW
10:26 AM 2.37SSW
09:56 AM 2.36SSW
09:26 AM 2.37SSW
08:56 AM 2.37SSW
08:26 AM 2.37SSW
07:56 AM 2.37SSW
07:26 AM 2.36SSW
06:56 AM 2.36SSW
06:26 AM 2.37SSW
05:56 AM 2.37SSW

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 03:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 200 ° SSW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 7 s
Average Wave Period : 5.6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:26 PM 1.37SSW
02:56 PM 1.36SSW
02:26 PM 1.37SSW
01:56 PM 1.37SSW
01:26 PM 1.37SSW
12:56 PM 1.37SSW
12:26 PM 1.37SSW
11:56 AM 1.36SSW
11:26 AM 1.37SSW
10:56 AM 1.37SSW
10:26 AM 1.37SSW
09:56 AM 1.37SSW
09:26 AM 1.37SSW
08:56 AM 1.67SSW
08:26 AM 1.66SSW
07:56 AM 1.66SSW
07:26 AM 1.67SSW
06:56 AM 1.67SSW
06:26 AM 1.67SSW
05:56 AM 1.66SSW

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
02:50 PM 5.26N
02:20 PM 6.26NNE
01:50 PM 5.26N
01:20 PM 5.26N
12:50 PM 5.26N
12:20 PM 5.66NNE
11:50 AM 4.95NNE
11:20 AM 5.25NNE
10:50 AM 4.65NNE
10:20 AM 3.94NNE
09:50 AM 3.65NNE
09:20 AM 3.34N
08:50 AM 3.04N
08:20 AM 3.07SSW
07:50 AM 2.37SSW
07:20 AM 2.37SSW
06:50 AM 2.37SSW
06:20 AM 2.37SSW
05:50 AM 2.38SSW
05:20 AM 2.37SSW

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 03:00 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 300 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 13.3 kts
Wind Gusts: 13.3 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1017.2 mb
Air Temperature: 76 °f
Water Temperature: 75 °f
Dew Point: 69 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
03:00 PM 13.313.3WNW
02:00 PM 11.411.4WNW
01:00 PM 9.59.5WNW
12:00 PM 7.69.5NW
11:00 AM 1.91.9WNW
10:00 AM 5.77.6NNE
09:00 AM 1.93.8N
08:00 AM 1.93.8NE
07:00 AM 7.67.6NNW
06:00 AM 7.67.6NNW
05:00 AM 7.67.6NW
04:00 AM 7.67.6WNW
03:00 AM 7.67.6W
02:00 AM 3.85.7WSW
01:00 AM 5.75.7NNW
12:00 AM 9.511.4NW
11:00 PM 9.511.4NNW
10:00 PM 7.67.6NW
09:00 PM 3.85.7NW
08:00 PM 5.77.6NW

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 03:18 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 330 ° NNW
Wind Speed: 11.4 kts
Wind Gusts: 13.3 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1017.9 mb
Air Temperature: 74 °f
Water Temperature: 78 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
03:18 PM 11.413.3NNW
03:00 PM 11.413.3NNW
02:48 PM 13.313.3NNW
02:30 PM 11.413.3NNW
02:18 PM 11.413.3NNW
01:48 PM 11.411.4NW
01:30 PM 9.59.5NNW
01:18 PM 9.59.5NNW
01:00 PM 7.67.6NNW
12:48 PM 3.87.6N
12:30 PM 5.79.5NNE
12:18 PM 3.87.6N
12:00 PM 5.77.6NNE
11:48 AM 3.85.7NNE
11:30 AM 5.79.5ENE
11:18 AM 5.79.5ENE
11:00 AM 7.611.4NE
10:54 AM 7.611.4NE
10:48 AM 9.511.4NE
10:30 AM 9.511.4NNE

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 02:35 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 350 ° N
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1018.7 mb
Air Temperature: 74 °f
Water Temperature: 75 °f
Dew Point: 69 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:00 PM 7.6 9.5 N
01:00 PM 5.7 7.6 N
12:00 PM 7.6 11.4 NNE
11:00 AM 9.5 13.3 NNE
10:00 AM 9.5 11.4 NNE
09:00 AM 11.4 13.3 NNE
08:00 AM 7.6 11.4 NNW
07:00 AM 5.7 7.6 NNW
06:00 AM 5.7 7.6 NW
05:00 AM 5.7 7.6 WNW

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The Swellmachine is here for professional, intermediate and beginner water sports enthusiasts. The Swellmachine Gulf Surf and Beach Report is always updated; posting wind, wave, surf, tides, weather and environmental conditions - 24/7. Whether you are into surfing, swimming, kayaking, surf ski, paddle boarding or simply a casual beachcomber this is the place for you.This website covers all of Florida with surf reports and forecast. These reports and forecasts include the East Coast of Florida, the Florida Panhandle, West Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. This Gulf surf report page covers the surf breaks of West Florida: Lido Beach, Siesta Key, Point of Rocks, Turtle Beach, Nokomis North Jetty, Venice South Jetty, Manasota Beach, Boca grande, Englewood, Captiva Island, Sanibel, Little Hickory, Naples Pier, Ana Maria Island, Bradenton Beach,Twin Piers, Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, Sand Key, Indian Rocks Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park. Did we miss a few? Well, those spots get to stay a secret. Everyone at the Swellmachine is a water sports enthusiast and we designed our site to be a one stop shop for all surf data. We also live in Florida and play in the same waters. So we merge local knowledge into our reporting system. Our goal is keeping the machine running as smooth as possible for our visitors. Thank you for visiting the machine. Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact