THE SURF REPORT
Tue. Sep. 30, 2014 | 8:15 a.m.
Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Tues. Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.
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Waves at Folly this morning are knee to thigh high. There could be a waist high set mid-morning as the tide comes in. Bring a longboard or an SUP, and it could be OK before the wind picks up later.
Winds are north at 10 knots, and surf is clean. Winds are forecast to average 15 knots from the north-east today, and surf should be choppy.
Tide is coming in, and high tide will be at 12:40 p.m., and Low tide will be at 7:08 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 4.9 ft. at 6secs. in short period north-east wind swell.
Surf should chop up as winds come on-shore this afternoon. Look for surf to average thigh high in side-shore choppy wind swell as the tide comes in. Surf looks pretty small this week, as there are not a lot of swell-makers in the Atlantic right now, but the sun is finally out, and it looks like some nice weather on the way.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST WILL SHIFT FARTHER INTO THE ATLANTIC TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY…BEFORE A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE REGION THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
Water temp. has begun to drop , it’s around 75*.
It is 66* and partly cloudy this morning. We have a high today of 81* and partly cloudy skies, so there in not rain in the forecast, which is a nice change of pace.
Sunset is at 7:06 p.m. / Sunrise is at 7:13 a.m.
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Waves » Knee to thigh. Rare waist.
SURF CONDITIONS » Side-shore, clean.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 75*°
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TIDES » H: 12:40 p.m. / L: 7:08 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » None, early.
PARKING » Everywhere, early.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN ADVANCE THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY AND WILL STALL SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND. A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH TUESDAY AND WILL PREVAIL INTO NEXT WEEKEND…WHILE A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND STRENGTHENS OFF THE COAST.”
After some fun, drifty high-angled north-east wind style surf Saturday and a fun longboard clean up on Sunday, look for waves to fade for early work week (Mon., Sept. 22) averaging knee high high as the winds calm and shift more straight offshore from the northwest.
As a trough of low pressure develops off shore mid-week (Tuesday, Sept. 21) we see northeast wind swell Tuesday through the end of the week as high pressure builds to our north, and a trough of low pressure develops near – or to the south – of our waters. On Wednesday, this north-east wind swell should peak at chest high (plus) but winds will be super strong from the north-east. A tight pressure gradient keeps winds strong over our marine area from the north-east mid-week. Not an ideal wind/swell direction for our waves, but drifty side-shore conditions and waist high(plus) surf should be the call Tues. through Thursday. On Thursday,we see surf clean up and fade starting in the late morning. Looks like some more surf this week. Thank you King Neptune.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop