THE SURF REPORT
Thu. Oct. 8, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.
Waves at The washout this morning are knee to thigh high in clean conditions with light offshore winds.
Winds are NW at 5 knots, forecast to become ENE at 5 to 10 knots this afternoon.
Low tide will be at 11:14 a.m. with a high tide this afternoon at 5:41 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is still reading 3.6 ft. at 11 sec in medium period leftover easterly swell.
We’ve got smaller knee to thigh high clean surf this morning, look for some waist high sets mid-afternoon as the tide comes back in. Still some swell in the water but most of it heading into north and central FL., the surf will continue to drop off into the weekend.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST FRIDAY NIGHT…THEN CROSS THROUGH THE REGION ON SATURDAY. A WEAK LOW WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST ON SUNDAY…THEN MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST ON MONDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE INTERIOR ON MONDAY.
Water temperature is 72*.
It’s 65* and clear this morning, expect a high of 81* with bright sunny skies all day!
Sunset is at 6:57 p.m. (last light around 7:22 p.m.) Sunrise is at 7:17 a.m. (first light around 6:53 a.m.)
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Waves » knee to waist p.m.
SURF CONDITIONS » clean
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 72°
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TIDES » L 11:14 a.m. / H 5:41 p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » moderate
PARKING » plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TODAY AND LINGER OFFSHORE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HURRICANE JOAQUIN WILL PASS WELL EAST OF THE AREA THIS WEEKEND. REFER TO THE LATEST ADVISORY ON JOAQUIN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.”
For those asking: “YES! There will be plenty of surf at Folly Beach in the coming days, likely through Sunday morning.” Surf looks to continue to build Friday and into Sat. as Hurricane Joaquin takes a track east of our coast Sat. sending plenty of chest to overhead ESE groundswell our way. Swell rotates east then north-east through Sun. Winds throughout the next few days look to increase – trending north – although it should be a NNE side-offshore wind direction at 15 to 20 which sometimes can be a favorable wind for Folly beach. Look for lots of current out there as swells push in with the north winds on it. If you are a beginner, please be careful out there, as Friday and Saturday look to be an expert sort of day. Swimmers should use extreme caution. But there is plenty of surf in the forecast, GO SURFING!
- Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop
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