Weather and Other Resources

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Statewide Marine Forecasts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marine forecasts include coastal waters, surf zones and weather warnings.

Atlantic South Gulf
Northeast South West Central
East Central Keys Panhandle

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2014 FS Tide Charts

Florida Sportsman’s statewide tide charts are a valuable resource for all fishermen. Our charts provide up-to-date tide data in easy-to-use charts.


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Weather Buoys

Get real-time data from dozens of buoys at sea and on shore.

Moored buoys are the weather sentinels of the sea. They are deployed in the coastal and offshore waters from the western Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii, and from the Bering Sea to the South Pacific.

•Check out your local Florida buoy here


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Weather Radar

Check the radar for past, current and future weather conditions.

Regional Statewide
Panhandle Composite Radar
North and Central Radar With Overlays
South Florida

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Sea Surface Temperatures

Find the right temperatures, and you’ll find where baitfish and predators gather.

Rutgers University provides Real Time and Archived Satellite Imagery. The raw satellite data is processed to sea surface temperature using a Multi-channel Sea Surface Temperature algorithm.

•Check out the sea surface temps in your local waters


Long range wave models

Long Range Wave and Wind Models

Find out what the wind and seas are like now and in the future. Magic Seaweed provides the seaboard swell charts.

•Florida East Coast

•Gulf of Mexico


Beach and Inlet Cams

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Florida Sportsman provides a comprehensive list of beach and inlet webcams statewide. See for yourself exactly what the water and waves look like in real time.


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National Hurricane Center

The National Weather Service provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

•Check for hurricane activity at the National Hurricane Center


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Statewide Tides

NOAA’s statewide tide stations provide real-time data and predictions for your next fishing trip. Find the tide station nearest you via Station Name, Station ID or Latitude, Longitude.

Click here for the list of tide stations throughout Florida.


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Water Monitoring Stations

Selected coastal regions along the East and Southwest coasts of Florida have strategically-placed water monitoring stations that provide access to water level, water quality, and related environmental parameters such as wind speed and temperature. Click here for a how-to guide to use the site.