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

Friday April 19 10:00 PM EDT Today's Wave height and wind

Surf & Beach Report Updated: 10:00 pm

Aloha West Florida this is the machine with the Friday night Gulf surf and beach report. Slight chance rain showers along the coast. Air temperature at 75°. Water temperature at 74 °. High humidity with the dew point at 70°. Currently northwest winds around 10 knots on Venice Beach; tide at 1.6 ft...(more.) Clearwater beach west-northwest winds 8 to 10 knots; Incomming tide 2.2 ↑ ft...(more.) Later on across the region Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. First Light is at 6:34 am and Sunrise is at 6:59 am. The moon phase is Waxing Gibbous at 87% illumination and next main phase is Full Moon on 4-23.

Surf is down into the night. Wave height 1.3 ft (NW 306°) at the Egmont Channel. Dominant wave period at 3 seconds. Our long range forecasting hasn't given up on the West Florida surf scene and surf is a possibility out 15 days. The Swellmachine's 16 day surf forecast shows chances for waves on Saturday 5-4. Wave heights peak out around 2.9 feet at 4.15 seconds. Serious about surfing the Gulf, check out the Swellmachine's 16 day free forecast.

Planning on beach or watersport activities at dawn; 8 hours and 19 minutes till first 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: Chest to shoulder high on sets; long period swell.


The 2024 storm names are as follows; Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Francine, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Milton, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, William, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon and Zeta.

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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 10:00 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 a good night.

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 Monday 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 Friday 19th of April 2024 thru Friday 26th of April 2024

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

Forecast for Saturday 27th of April 2024 thru Saturday 4th of May 2024

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

Saturday 04-20


Bonus: Focused 3-Day Hourly.

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

Marine Forecast & Alerts

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

Synopsis and Marine Forecast links updated by the NWS
Light winds and seas continue through the weekend with an onshore flow developing each afternoon along the coast as a warm and dry airmass remains in place. The next cold front will move across the waters on Monday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with the best chance across the northern waters. High pressure will build back over the region in the wake of the front on Tuesday. 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 10:00 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 Friday 19th of April 2024 06:32 PM.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming west in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east after midnight.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. West winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight.

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 87% and gradually becomes more illuminated. The next main phase is Full Moon on 4-23. This begins in 3 days, 21 hours and 51 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 11 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes. Astronomical Moon phases below:

04-23 7:51 PM Full Moon
05-01 7:27 AM Last Quarter
05-07 11:24 PM New Moon
05-15 7:49 AM First Quarter

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

The Paschal Full Moon is on March 25 2024. Therefore; Easter Sunday is on March 31. The Easter date is determined by the Paschal Full Moon which is the first (ecclesiastic) full moon after the spring equinox. The Easter date is always the next Sunday after (never on) the Paschal full moon. This is the reason for the shifting Easter date. The Paschal and the Astronomical Full Moon are not necessarily on the same day.

Expanded Moon Phase Time and Dates

SWFL Moon Rise & Set

04-19 4:48 AM Moonset
04-19 4:27 PM Moonrise
04-20 5:16 AM Moonset
04-20 5:19 PM Moonrise

SWFL Sun Rise & Sunset Set

April 20, 2024 (Saturday)

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

April 21, 2024 (Sunday)

First Light6:33 am
Sunrise6:58 am
Sunset7:58 pm
Last Light8:23 pm

New: 120 day Sunrise and Sunset scheduele

Astronomical Seasons

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

JDN: 2460420.59362

Venice Jetty/Inlet [inside] Tides

04-194:54 AM 0.15 ftLow
04-1911:17 AM 1.57 ftHigh
04-195:16 PM 0.74 ftLow
04-1910:43 PM 1.61 ftHigh
04-205:23 AM 0.30 ftLow
04-2011:24 AM 1.66 ftHigh
04-205:54 PM 0.48 ftLow
04-2011:35 PM 1.58 ftHigh
Extended: Venice Inlet Tides
Nearby: Venice Pier Tides

St. Petersburg Tides

04-196:32 AM 0.16 ftLow
04-191:19 PM 1.72 ftHigh
04-196:54 PM 0.81 ftLow
04-2012:45 AM 1.77 ftHigh
04-207:01 AM 0.33 ftLow
04-201:26 PM 1.83 ftHigh
04-207:32 PM 0.53 ftLow
St. Petersburg Tides

Captiva Island Tides

04-196:12 AM 0.15 ftLow
04-1912:33 PM 1.57 ftHigh
04-196:34 PM 0.74 ftLow
04-1911:59 PM 1.61 ftHigh
04-206:41 AM 0.30 ftLow
04-2012:40 PM 1.66 ftHigh
04-207:12 PM 0.48 ftLow
Captiva Island (Pine Island Sound) Tides
Captiva Island (Outside) Tides
North Captiva Island Tides

42098 Buoy

Egmont Channel
Timestamp 09:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 306 ° NW
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 3 s
Average Wave Period : 2.8 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:26 PM 1.33NW
08:56 PM 1.32WNW
08:26 PM 1.32WNW
07:56 PM 1.32WNW
07:26 PM 1.32WNW
06:56 PM 1.32WNW
06:26 PM 1.32WNW
05:26 PM 1.06SW
04:56 PM 1.06SW
04:26 PM 1.06SW
03:56 PM 1.06SW
03:26 PM 1.03NNW
02:56 PM 1.04NNW
02:26 PM 1.04NNW
01:56 PM 1.04NNW
01:26 PM 1.04NNW
12:56 PM 1.04NNW
12:26 PM 1.04NW
11:56 AM 1.04NNW
11:26 AM 1.04NNW

42099 Buoy

St. Petersburg Offshore
Timestamp 09:00 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 216 ° SW
Wave height: 0.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.5 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:00 PM 1.06SW
08:30 PM 1.06SSW
08:00 PM 1.06SSW
07:30 PM 1.36SSW
06:30 PM 1.06SSW
06:00 PM 1.36SSW
05:30 PM 1.35SSW
05:00 PM 1.36SSW
04:30 PM 1.36SSW
04:00 PM 1.36SSW
03:30 PM 1.37SSW
03:00 PM 1.36SW
02:30 PM 1.37SW
01:30 PM 1.36SSW
01:00 PM 1.36SSW
12:30 PM 1.35S
12:00 PM 1.36SSW
11:00 AM 1.36SSW
10:30 AM 1.36SSW
10:00 AM 1.37SSW

42097 Buoy

Pulley Ridge
Timestamp 09:26 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 119 ° ESE
Wave height: 1.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 4 s
Average Wave Period : 3.3 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:26 PM 1.34ESE
08:56 PM 1.64ESE
08:26 PM 1.64ESE
07:56 PM 1.64ESE
06:56 PM 1.64ESE
06:26 PM 1.64ESE
05:56 PM 2.04ENE
05:26 PM 1.64ESE
04:56 PM 2.04ENE
04:26 PM 2.04ESE
03:56 PM 2.04ENE
03:26 PM 2.04ENE
02:56 PM 2.04ENE
02:26 PM 2.04E
01:56 PM 2.04ENE
01:26 PM 2.03ENE
12:56 PM 2.03ENE
12:26 PM 1.64E
11:56 AM 1.63NE
11:26 AM 1.63NE

42036 Wave Buoy

West Tampa
Timestamp 09:20 PM EDT
Swell Direction : 216 ° SW
Wave height: 0.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period : 6 s
Average Wave Period : 4.6 s
TimeWave HeightPeriodDirection
09:20 PM 1.06SW
08:50 PM 1.06SSW
07:50 PM 1.06SSW
07:20 PM 1.06SSW
06:50 PM 1.06SSW
06:20 PM 1.06SSW
05:50 PM 1.05S
05:20 PM 1.07SSW
04:20 PM 1.05SSW
03:20 PM 1.06SSW
02:50 PM 1.06SSW
01:20 PM 1.36SW
12:50 PM 1.05SSW
11:50 AM 1.05SSE
09:50 AM 1.36SSW
09:20 AM 1.36SSW
07:20 AM 1.35SSE
06:50 AM 1.35SSE
05:50 AM 1.36S
05:20 AM 1.36SSW

VENF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:00 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 310 ° NW
Wind Speed: 9.5 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1017.7 mb
Air Temperature: 75 °f
Water Temperature: 74 °f
Dew Point: 70 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
09:00 PM 9.59.5NW
08:00 PM 11.411.4WNW
07:00 PM 11.413.3WNW
06:00 PM 11.411.4W
05:00 PM 9.511.4W
04:00 PM 9.511.4W
03:00 PM 9.511.4W
02:00 PM 9.511.4W
01:00 PM 7.69.5W
12:00 PM 5.77.6W
11:00 AM 5.75.7WNW
10:00 AM 1.91.9WSW
09:00 AM 1.93.8ENE
08:00 AM 1.91.9SE
07:00 AM 01.9S
06:00 AM 1.91.9E
05:00 AM 1.93.8NE
04:00 AM 3.83.8NNE
03:00 AM 3.85.7NNE
02:00 AM 5.77.6N

CWBF1 Wind Station

Timestamp: 09:18 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 300 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 9.5 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1018.4 mb
Air Temperature: 75 °f
Water Temperature: 80 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
09:18 PM 7.69.5WNW
09:00 PM 7.69.5WNW
08:48 PM 7.69.5NW
08:30 PM 9.59.5WNW
08:18 PM 9.59.5WNW
08:00 PM 7.69.5WNW
07:48 PM 9.59.5WNW
07:18 PM 11.411.4WNW
07:00 PM 9.511.4W
06:48 PM 9.511.4W
06:30 PM 9.511.4W
06:00 PM 9.511.4W
05:48 PM 9.511.4W
05:30 PM 9.511.4W
05:18 PM 9.59.5W
05:00 PM 9.59.5WNW
04:48 PM 7.69.5WNW
04:30 PM 7.69.5W
04:18 PM 7.69.5W
04:00 PM 7.67.6W

42013 C-10 Wind Station

Sarasota C-10
Timestamp: 08:35 PM EDT
Wind Direction : 290 ° WNW
Wind Speed: 7.6 kts
Wind Gusts: 7.6 kts
Baromertic Pressure: 1018.1 mb
Air Temperature: 75 °f
Water Temperature: 75 °f
Dew Point: 75 °f
TimeWind ktsGusts ktsCardinal
08:00 PM 7.6 7.6 WNW
07:00 PM 7.6 9.5 WNW
06:00 PM 9.5 11.4 WNW
05:00 PM 9.5 11.4 W
04:00 PM 9.5 11.4 W
02:00 PM 3.8 3.8 W
02:00 PM 3.8 3.8 W
01:00 PM 1.9 3.8 W
12:00 PM 1.9 3.8 ENE
01:00 AM 11.4 13.3 N

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