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GULF SHORES, AL

Surf Forecast

AM
PM
Wednesday
1-3 ft 3 ft

Surf

Waist high SE short period wind swell for the morning going more SSE during the day.

Conditions

Sideshore texture/chop with NE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting ENE 10-15mph in the afternoon.

Wind Swell
9am
NE 15mph SE
3.2 ft @ 6sec
12pm
ENE 15mph ESE
3.2 ft @ 6sec
3pm
E 15mph SE
3.2 ft @ 7sec
6pm
E 12mph SE
3.1 ft @ 7sec
Thursday
3-4+ ft 4-5 ft

Surf

Stomach to shoulder high SSE medium period swell in the morning builds to chest to head high for the afternoon.

Conditions

Sideshore texture/chop with ENE winds 10-15mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

TIDES
Low:09:47 PM 0.56 ftN/A
High:12:16 PM 1.26 ftN/A
Wind Swell
6am
ENE 15mph SSE
4.7 ft @ 9sec
9am
ENE 17mph SSE
5.1 ft @ 10sec
12pm
ENE 21mph SSE
5.4 ft @ 10sec
3pm
ENE 19mph SSE
5.8 ft @ 10sec
6pm
NE 20mph SSE
6.6 ft @ 10sec
Friday
4-5 ft 2-4 ft

Surf

Chest to shoulder high SE medium period swell for the morning with occasional head high sets. This drops in the afternoon with occasional chest high sets.

Conditions

Clean in the morning with NW winds 15-20mph. Light sideshore texture conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW 10-15mph.

TIDES
Low:06:10 AM 0.74 ft09:16 PM 0.68 ft
High:03:25 AM 0.78 ft01:16 PM 1.18 ft
Wind Swell
6am
NNW 18mph SE
5.7 ft @ 10sec
9am
NW 16mph SSE
4.8 ft @ 10sec
12pm
NW 12mph SSE
4.0 ft @ 9sec
3pm
W 13mph SSE
3.4 ft @ 9sec
6pm
WSW 14mph SSE
3.1 ft @ 8sec
Saturday
2-3 ft 1-3 ft

Surf

Knee to waist high SSE wind swell.

Conditions

Clean in the morning with NNW winds less than 5mph. Bumpy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSW 5-10mph.

TIDES
Low:07:23 AM 0.70 ft08:51 PM 0.78 ft
High:02:59 AM 0.82 ft02:22 PM 1.09 ft
Wind Swell
6am
WNW 5mph SSE
2.7 ft @ 8sec
9am
ENE 1mph SSE
2.8 ft @ 8sec
12pm
S 6mph SSE
2.7 ft @ 7sec
3pm
SSW 12mph SSE
2.5 ft @ 7sec
6pm
SW 14mph SSE
2.3 ft @ 7sec
Sunday
1 ft 0-1 ft

Surf

Small scale (ankle to knee high) surf.

Conditions

Semi glassy/semi bumpy with WSW winds less than 5mph in the morning shifting S 5-10mph in the afternoon.

TIDES
Low:08:26 AM 0.64 ft08:44 PM 0.85 ft
High:02:02 AM 0.90 ft03:44 PM 1.00 ft
Wind Swell
6am
WSW 3mph SSE
1.8 ft @ 6sec
9am
S 2mph SSE
1.6 ft @ 6sec
12pm
SSE 5mph SSE
1.5 ft @ 6sec
3pm
S 8mph SSE
1.4 ft @ 6sec
6pm
S 8mph SSE
1.4 ft @ 6sec
Monday
flat flat

Surf

Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions

Clean in the morning with NW winds 5-10mph. Glassy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting WNW less than 5mph.

TIDES
Low:09:26 AM 0.60 ft08:33 PM 0.90 ft
High:01:32 AM 1.02 ft05:41 PM 0.93 ft
Wind Swell
6am
NW 6mph SSE
1.2 ft @ 6sec
9am
NNW 5mph SSE
1.1 ft @ 5sec
12pm
NW 4mph S
1.1 ft @ 5sec
3pm
SW 6mph S
1.0 ft @ 5sec
6pm
SSW 7mph S
1.0 ft @ 5sec
Tuesday
flat flat

Surf

Minimal (ankle high or less) surf.

Conditions

Clean in the morning with NNW winds 5-10mph. Semi glassy/semi bumpy conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting SSE less than 5mph.

TIDES
Low:10:30 AM 0.58 ftN/A
High:01:52 AM 1.13 ftN/A
Wind Swell
6am
NNW 6mph S
0.9 ft @ 5sec
9am
N 8mph S
0.9 ft @ 5sec
12pm
SE 3mph S
0.9 ft @ 5sec
3pm
S 7mph S
1.0 ft @ 5sec
6pm
S 7mph S
1.1 ft @ 5sec
91° Wind  Wind - DPIA1
 SE @ 8 k ts
Buoy Data  Buoy 42012
 3.6ft @ 8sec
tides  Low: 09:40 PM
 High: 11:17 AM
Ocean Temperature
86°
Wetsuit
Guide
86
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System Name
(From Last Advisory)
Last Advisory Date
(UTC)
Position Direction
 
Speed
mph (kts)
Pressure
mb (in)
Winds
mph (kts)
Lat Lon
HURRICANE GASTON 2100 UTC WED AUG 31 2016 35N 46.9W NE 18 (15.6) 969 (28.61) 104.9 (91.1)
TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT 2100 UTC WED AUG 31 2016 36.3N 71.9W NE 16 (13.8) 1010 (29.83) 29.9 (26)
TROPICAL STORM HERMINE 2100 UTC WED AUG 31 2016 25.5N 87.4W NNE 7 (6) 1004 (29.65) 44.9 (39)