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Florida and Gulf of Mexico Surf Report
(also includes Georgia and South Carolina)

 

This surf report contains buoy data and images that depict the current state of the ocean and atmosphere within the Southeast United States and Gulf of Mexico swell window. Use this page to track storms, observe arriving swells, and determine winds and tides at your beach.

Also see Buoy Data, Current Weather & Tropical Update
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Surf Cams
Arranged from North to South

Camera Location Refresh Rate/Provider
North Carolina
Avon Daily (also has written reports)
WindnSurf
Duck Hourly
Army Corps of Engineers
Avalon Pier Every 10 secs
Avalon Pier.com
Wrightsville Beach Daily or more
Southern N Carolina Surf
Wrightsville Beach Report Written Report and Shop
Updated Daily - Gosurfcity.com
Wrightsville Beach Report and Cam Report Daily
Cam going live soon
Rodanthe Pier Realtime
SurfChex.com
South Carolina
Folly Beach Daily and more
FollySurfCam.com
Myrtle Beach Daily
surfsidesurfs
Myrtle Beach Daily
mbsurf.com
Florida
Jacksonville Beach Daily
STKSurf.com
Jacksonville Beach Near Real-time
JaxSurfCam.com
Jacksonville Pier Updated several times daily with report too. Surfjaxpier.com
St Augustine Beach Report RBC Surf Report
Daytona Beach Shores Every 5 minutes
Volusia County
Cocoa Beach (16th Street) Daily (also has written report)
SurfingCocoaBeach.com
2nd Light Patrick AFB Daily (also has written reports)
2ndLight.com
Melbourne Beach Boardwalk, Indicator, Sebastian Inlet, Spanish House Near Realtime - Select from list that appears on the right of their page.
Surfguru.com
South Melbourne Beach Daily, or more
Matt-Nick-Surfline.com
Jupiter Inlet Jupiter inlet District
Florida Gulf Coast
Pensecola Beach Every minute
AlohaSurf.net
St Georges Island, St Teresa Island & Destin Every 10 mins.
Beachview.com
Texas  
Galveston Every 10 mins
GalvestonSurfCam.com
Galveston Every 10 mins
GCXtreme.com
Surfside Hourly
Netsurfing.com
Corpus  Christi Every 60 secs
SurfCorpus.com
South Padre Island Periodically
SouthPadresurfcam.com

 

 

Buoys
Arranged from North to South
Courtesy: NBDC & NOAA OMB

Current Observations Swell Forecast
Buoy Number Buoy Name Primary Observation Secondary Observation Spectral Density of Current Observation 6 hr Hindcast & 180 hr Forecast
(NOAA OMB)
SE US COAST
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map North
& South
   
44004 Hotel Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41001 East Hatteras Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41002 South Hatteras Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41010 Canaveral East Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Nearshore  
41004 Edisto Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41008 Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuary Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
41009 Canaveral Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
GULF OF MEXICO
Offshore
To view buoy locations select a Buoy Map: Buoy Map East
& West
   
42003 Eastern Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42054 East Gulf

NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens

 
42041 North Mid Gulf

NDBC

Wave Met

Spec Dens

 
42001 Middle Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42002 Western Gulf of Mexico Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
Nearshore  
42036 West Tampa Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42039 Pensacola South Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42040 Mobile South Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42007 OPT Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42035 Galveston Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42019 Lanelle Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast
42020 Eileen Buoy NDBC Wave Met Spec Dens Forecast

 

  • NDBC = National Data Buoy Center - Primary Source for Wave and Wind Observations
  • Wave Met = Links to the NDBC FTP server which is often up when the prime web server is down.
    Two links provided: One to detailed 'Wave' data, the other to 'Meteorlogical' data (including Significant Sea heights). Heights are in meters, Time in GMT/UTC. Field descriptions can be found here: Wave Met
  • Spec Dens = Links to the National Data Buoy Center. Dispalys the amount of energy in each spectral band by period.
  • Buoy Forecast is from the Wavewatch III Wave Model courtesy of NOAA OMB.
    Tabular display tracks up to 6 swells as they converge on any buoy simultaneously. Identifies Significant Wave Height, Swell Height, Period and Direction hourly for the previous 12 hours and 72 hours into the future. Wherever possible, the Regional Model is used to increase accuracy. Heights are in meters, Period in seconds. Direction indicates where the swell is heading. Add or substract 180 degrees to calcuate where it came from.

 

 

Swell Trend for Buoy 41009
Canaveral Buoy
Courtesy: National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)

Swell Height (in ft) & Period (in secs)

 

 

North Atlantic GOES-8 Infrared Satellite Image
Courtesy: UNISYS/University of Purdue

 

 

Wind Conditions via RUC2 Model
(updated every 3 hours)
Courtesy: NOAA FSL

Southeast US Coast

 

 

Current Global Winds Via QuikSCAT Satellite Based Sensors
(Ascending Pass)
Courtesy: NOAA OPPT

 

 

Local Marine Wind Conditions Via QuikSCAT Satellite Based Sensors
(Ascending Pass)
Courtesy: NOAA OPPT

 

 

Current 00hr NOAA Wave Model
Courtesy: Scripps Research Institute
(Uses NOAA Wavewatch III Wave Model)

Height Period

 

 

Current 00hr NOAA Wavewatch III Wave Model
Courtesy: NOAA OMB

Height Period

 

 

Current Southeast US/Gulf of Mexico Regional NOAA Wave Model
Courtesy: NOAA OMB

Height Period

 

Water Temperature Link

 

Tides
Courtesy: Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

 

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