THE SURF REPORT
Sun. Apr. 26, 2015 | 8:15 a.m.
Good Morning, this is Blue with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Sun. April 26th at 8:15 a.m.
Waves at the Washout this morning are knee to thigh high in semi-choppy conditions. It’s looking weak this morning with the low tide, it should improve some as the tide fills in maybe some waist high sets around mid-day.
Winds are west at 10 to 15 knots, winds should stay around 10 to 15 from the WSW throughout the day.
Low Tide 8:49 a.m. / High Tide 3:18 p.m. / Low Tide 9:07 p.m.
The Edisto buoy is reading 4.6 ft. at 6 secs. in short period southerly windswell.
Small knee to thigh high bumpy surf this morning should see some improvement with some waist high sets as the tide fills in with a mid-afternoon high tide. It looks flat for Mon. and Tues. before picking up Weds. afternoon as a low pressure approaches the area from the Gulf of Mexico. We could get some fun surf Weds. afternoon into Thurs. and Fri. We’ll keep an eye on it for you.
The NOAA National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast: A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH TODAY THEN DROP ACROSS THE AREA THIS EVENING INTO THE EARLY OVERNIGHT HOURS. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. A GULF OF MEXICO STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE REGION MID WEEK WITH DRY HIGH PRESSURE EVENTUALLY RETURNING LATER THIS WEEK AND LASTING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
The water temp is 70*.
It’s 66* with clear skies, expect a high of 84* and sunny this afternoon.
Sunset is at 7:58 p.m. (last light 8:24 p.m.). Sunrise is at 6:34 a.m. (first light 6:08 a.m.).
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.
Waves » knee a.m., waist p.m.
SURF CONDITIONS » semi-choppy, drifty
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 70°
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TIDES » L 8:49 a.m. / H 3:18 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » None, early.
PARKING » Still some around.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Early April sees trade wind swell
Your Ocean Surf Shop surf forecast for the second week of April, 2015
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED TO THE NORTH WILL SHIFT INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC TONIGHT. A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP NEAR THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK…OTHERWISE ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT COULD APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.”
The first half of our work week sees high pressure set up to our north, and a trough of low pressure develop near our marine area early week. This weather pattern should keep fun, mixed easterly trade-wind swell in the forecast. Look for more size in this swell Monday (April 5) through Wednesday (April 7). It could be fun. It’s not likely to be super clean, but look for surf to average waist to stomach high during the period, with winds trending east/south-east winds. Surf drops some on Thursday and Friday of this week, but it looks like there will still be a long-board wave in the forecast late week as winds trend south and surf continues choppy. For your Weekend( April 11-12) we see a cold front passage and a high angled north-east wind swell set up with conditions improving some late in the weekend (April 12). We’ll update. Best bet is to get on it early during the work week. Chas. County Schools’ spring break is over, so it’ll be less crowded during the work week. -Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop