I think you just got lucky. The winds usually calm after dark.
Remember, land heats faster than sea. That causes warm air over the land to rise faster than the air over the sea at the same time of day. This rising air is conducive to generating an onshore breeze from the ocean to the land.
When the sun sets, tempo fall and it all subsides till next morning.
I've live in South Florida
all my life and that's generally the weather