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

Monday April 19 4:45 PM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 4:45 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Monday 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. The South Eastern Gulf wave height is 6.2 ft. Long period at 8 seconds. May bump up some rogue sets and boost quality at standout spots. Waist to rib high. Next opportunity for fun surf comes on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday. Check out the Red Tide status in the comprehensive report below. Further information about the future surf is available within the six day surf forecast.

Showers and thunderstorms. Air temperature at 79°. Water temperature at 80 °. High humidity with the dew point at 72°. Currently west-northwest winds around 6 knots on Venice Beach; Outgoing tide at 1.9 ↓ ft...(more.) Clearwater beach north winds around 4 knots; Outgoing tide 2.4 ↓ ft...(more.) Later on across the region Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight . The UV Index is (5) moderate today. Today's Sunset is at 7:56 pm. Last Light is at 8:22 pm. The moon phase is approximately First Quarter.

New: West Florida GFS Models 8 Day for wind and waves.

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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.

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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 Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday forecast:

Marine Forecast

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 4:45 pm

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS 234 PM EDT Mon Apr 19 2021
A quasi-stationary frontal boundary over the south central Gulf waters this afternoon will meander about through mid week. Ample moisture and instability combined with the front will support periods of showers and thunderstorms across the waters tonight through Wednesday with gusty winds, frequent lightning, locally higher seas, and perhaps even a waterspout possible near the strongest storms. During Wednesday a secondary reinforcing cold front will move south through the waters during the day with a slight uptick in winds toward Cautionary levels possible Wednesday night into early Thursday in the wake of the front. Pleasant dry boating conditions expected during Thursday and Friday as high pressure builds in over the region. Source: FZUS52 KTBW NWS - Synopsis

Bonita Beach to Suwannee River, FL out 60 nm (Check in real time) Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories.

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 (filtered results) for these West Florida Counties: Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus.

Gulf of Mexico Marine Watches, Warnings and Advisories for the entire Gulf of Mexico.

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)

Current watches, warnings, and advisories for Coastal Sarasota County FL

Rip Current Statement issued April 19 at 2:22PM EDT until April 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Tampa Bay Ruskin FL

Dangerous rip currents.

Pinellas, Coastal Hillsborough, Coastal Manatee,
Coastal Sarasota, Coastal Charlotte and Coastal Lee Counties.

Through Tuesday evening.

Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away
from shore into deeper water.

NWS Forecast below released on Monday 19th of April 2021 02:22 PM.

This Afternoon

This Afternoon Weather Image
Showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. High near 79, with temperatures falling to around 75 in the afternoon. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


Tonight Weather Image
Showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Tuesday Weather Image
Showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South southeast wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Tuesday Night Weather Image
Showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 12 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.


Wednesday Weather Image
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

12-hour hourly WX

Mon Apr 19 04 PM Showers And Thunderstorms 75 ° W 10 mph
Mon Apr 19 05 PM Showers And Thunderstorms 75 ° WNW 8 mph
Mon Apr 19 06 PM Showers And Thunderstorms 73 ° NW 7 mph
Mon Apr 19 07 PM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 73 ° NNW 8 mph
Mon Apr 19 08 PM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 73 ° N 6 mph
Mon Apr 19 09 PM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 73 ° NNE 5 mph
Mon Apr 19 10 PM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 72 ° NE 5 mph
Mon Apr 19 11 PM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 72 ° NE 5 mph
Tue Apr 20 12 AM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 72 ° E 5 mph
Tue Apr 20 01 AM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 71 ° E 5 mph
Tue Apr 20 02 AM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 71 ° ESE 5 mph
Tue Apr 20 03 AM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 71 ° SE 7 mph
Tue Apr 20 04 AM Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 70 ° ESE 6 mph

Observations - Venice FL - Airport and over 80 additional Florida locations.

Red Tide

Red Tide Forecast for Southwest Florida Pinellas, Hillsboro, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Charlotte counties. Posted: Thursday 04-15-21
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.

Coastal Hazzards

Rip Current Statement

Manatee : More
Sarasota : More
Pinellas : More
Lee : More
Charlotte : More
Hillsborough : More

All Alerts Florida NWS:All

Source: National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL

SWFL Moon Phases & Name

04-20 3:00 AM First Quarter
04-26 11:33 PM Full Moon
05-03 3:51 PM Last Quarter
05-11 3:01 PM New Moon
05-19 3:13 PM First Quarter

The April Full Moon is also known as the Pink Full Moon.

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

04-19 1:52 AM Moonset
04-19 12:24 PM Moonrise
04-20 2:41 AM Moonset
04-20 1:22 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

April 19, 2021 (Monday)

First Light6:35 am
Sunrise7:00 am
Sunset7:56 pm
Last Light8:21 pm

April 20, 2021 (Tuesday)

First Light6:34 am
Sunrise6:59 am
Sunset7:57 pm
Last Light8:22 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

04-1912:51 AM -0.09 ftLow
04-194:30 PM 1.96 ftHigh
04-202:03 AM -0.09 ftLow
04-205:54 PM 1.86 ftHigh
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

04-192:29 AM -0.10 ftLow
04-196:32 PM 2.16 ftHigh
04-203:41 AM -0.10 ftLow
04-207:56 PM 2.04 ftHigh
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

04-192:09 AM -0.09 ftLow
04-195:46 PM 1.96 ftHigh
04-203:21 AM -0.09 ftLow
04-207:10 PM 1.86 ftHigh
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 03:56 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 324 ° NW
Wave height: 3.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 4.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:56 PM 3.34NW
03:26 PM 3.64NNW
02:56 PM 3.34NNW
02:26 PM 3.34NNW
01:56 PM 3.68SW
01:26 PM 3.34NNW
12:56 PM 3.38SW
12:26 PM 3.37SW
11:56 AM 3.38SW
11:26 AM 3.05SSW
10:56 AM 3.08SW
10:26 AM 3.35SW
09:56 AM 3.38SW
09:26 AM 3.38SW
08:56 AM 3.07SW
08:26 AM 3.38SW
07:56 AM 3.38SW
07:26 AM 3.38SW
06:56 AM 3.07SW
06:26 AM 3.37SW

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 03:56 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 310 ° NW
Wave height: 3.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.0 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:56 PM 3.35NW
03:26 PM 3.34N
02:56 PM 3.05NW
02:26 PM 3.04N
01:56 PM 3.35W
01:26 PM 3.05W
12:56 PM 3.04NNW
12:26 PM 3.34N
11:56 AM 3.34N
11:26 AM 3.34NNW
10:56 AM 3.03N
10:26 AM 2.66SW
09:56 AM 2.67SSW
09:26 AM 2.66SSW
08:56 AM 2.66SW
08:26 AM 2.66SSW
07:56 AM 2.68SSW
07:26 AM 2.36SW
06:56 AM 2.66SW
06:26 AM 2.66SW

42003 Buoy

East Gulf West of Naples
Timestamp 03:50 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 183 ° S
Wave height: 6.5 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 8 s
Average Wave Period : 5.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:50 PM 6.68S
02:50 PM 5.98S
01:50 PM 6.28S
12:50 PM 7.98S
11:50 AM 6.98S
10:50 PM 4.37S
09:50 PM 3.97S
08:50 PM 3.97S
07:50 PM 3.98SSE
06:50 PM 4.37S
05:50 PM 3.98S
04:50 PM 4.36S
03:50 PM 3.96S
02:50 PM 4.37S
01:50 PM 3.97S
12:50 PM 4.36S
11:50 AM 3.97S
10:50 AM 3.67S
09:50 AM 3.97S
08:50 AM 3.66S

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 03:56 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 213 ° SSW
Wave height: 6.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 8 s
Average Wave Period : 6.4 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:56 PM 6.28SSW
03:26 PM 5.67SW
02:56 PM 5.67SSW
02:26 PM 5.27SSW
01:56 PM 4.97SW
01:26 PM 4.97SW
12:56 PM 4.66SW
12:26 PM 4.98SSW
11:56 AM 4.66SW
11:26 AM 4.67SW
10:56 AM 4.67SW
10:26 AM 4.37SW
09:56 AM 3.97SW
09:26 AM 3.67SW
08:56 AM 3.68SW
08:26 AM 3.67SW
07:56 AM 3.68SW
07:26 AM 3.68SW
06:56 AM 3.68SW
06:26 AM 3.68SW

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 03:50 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 335 ° NNW
Wave height: 3.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 5 s
Average Wave Period : 4.5 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
03:50 PM 3.65NNW
02:50 PM 3.65NW
01:50 PM 3.65NNW
12:50 PM 3.65NW
11:50 AM 3.35NW
10:50 AM 3.34NNW
09:50 AM 2.64NNW
08:50 AM 2.67SSW
07:50 AM 2.67SSW
06:50 AM 2.67SSW
05:50 AM 2.67SSW
04:50 AM 2.36SSW
03:50 AM 2.37SSW
02:50 AM 2.36SSW
01:50 AM 2.67SW
12:50 AM 2.67SSW
11:50 PM 2.67SW
10:50 PM 2.66SSW
09:50 PM 2.67SW
08:50 PM 2.67SW

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 04:00 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 300 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 5.7 kts
Wind Gusts: 5.7 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1011.8 mb
Air Temperature: 79 °f
Water Temperature: 80 °f
Dew Point: 72 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
04:00 PM 5.75.7WNW
03:00 PM 5.77.6NNW
02:00 PM 7.69.5NNW
01:00 PM 9.511.4NNW
12:00 PM 9.511.4WNW
11:00 AM 11.413.3WSW
10:00 AM 9.59.5WNW
09:00 AM 20.922.8WSW
08:00 AM 7.69.5W
07:00 AM 13.317.1WSW
06:00 AM 15.222.8SW
05:00 AM 17.119SSW
04:00 AM 17.119S
03:00 AM 17.119S
02:00 AM 13.313.3S
01:00 AM 13.315.2S
12:00 AM 9.511.4SE
11:00 PM 9.511.4S
10:00 PM 9.511.4SSW
09:00 PM 9.511.4SSW

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 03:48 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 350 ° N
Wind Speed: 3.8 kts
Wind Gusts: 3.8 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1013.3 mb
Air Temperature: 68 °f
Water Temperature: 81 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
03:48 PM 3.83.8N
03:30 PM 3.85.7NNE
03:18 PM 3.87.6NNE
03:00 PM 5.79.5NNE
02:54 PM 7.611.4N
02:42 PM 9.511.4N
02:30 PM 11.415.2N
02:18 PM 11.415.2N
02:00 PM 17.119N
01:48 PM 17.120.9N
01:30 PM 13.315.2N
01:30 PM 13.315.2N
01:18 PM 15.215.2N
01:00 PM 13.317.1NNW
12:54 PM 15.219NNW
12:48 PM 15.217.1NNW
12:30 PM 15.217.1NNW
12:12 PM 15.219NNW
12:00 PM 15.217.1NW
11:54 AM 15.215.2NW

BGCF1 Wind Station

Big Carlos
Timestamp: 02:54 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 200 ° SSW
Wind Speed: 13.3 kts
Wind Gusts: 17.1 kts
Air Temperature: 80 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:00 PM 13.3 17.1 SSW
01:00 PM 15.2 19 SSW
12:00 PM 13.3 19 SSW
11:00 AM 17.1 20.9 SSW
10:00 AM 15.2 19 SSW
09:00 AM 15.2 19 SW
08:00 AM 13.3 15.2 SW
07:00 AM 17.1 22.8 SSW
06:00 AM 17.1 20.9 SSW
05:00 AM 15.2 19 SSW

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 03:30 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 10 ° N
Wind Speed: 11.4 kts
Wind Gusts: 15.2 kts
Air Temperature: 73 °f
Water Temperature: 73 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
02:00 PM 9.5 13.3 NNE
01:00 PM 15.2 19 N
12:00 PM 15.2 20.9 NNW
11:00 AM 7.6 9.5 NW
10:00 AM 3.8 5.7 NNW
09:00 AM 5.7 9.5 NNW
08:00 AM 5.7 9.5 WNW
07:00 AM 9.5 13.3 SSW
06:00 AM 17.1 22.8 SSW
05:00 AM 11.4 17.1 WNW

Monday Apr 19 Ocean Model Data GFS

Covering West Central and South West Florida for one day.

West Central Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 11.4 9.5 9.5 3.8 5.7 5.7
Wave Ft 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.4
Period 5.85 4.24 4.45 4.81 5.05 5.31

South West Florida

Eastern Time4am7am10am1pm4pm7pm
Wind Kts 15.2 11.4 11.4 9.5 7.6 5.7
Wave Ft 3.5 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.4
Period 4.61 5.16 5.2 5.13 6.02 6.17

West Florida Models 8 Days for wind and waves.

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