THE SURF REPORT
Mon. Dec. 5, 2016 |
Good morning, this is your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Monday, Dec. 5 at 8:30 a.m.
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Surf at The Washout is thigh-to-waist high with a rare bigger set as the tide comes in this morning.
Surf is semi-choppy but has a little size to it. It doesn’t look great, but it’s worth a paddle this morning.
Winds are north/north-west 10 to 15 knots, forecast to rotate NE at 10 to 15 knots this afternoon.
We have a high tide at 11:23 a.m., and a low tide will be at 5:49 p.m.
Swell at the Edisto Buoy is shows 6.2 ft. at 6 secs in medium period easterly swell.
Looks like some building, semi-choppy surf today averaging thigh-to-waist high. Today’s surf is looking fun and only forecast to get better as the work week gets started. A storm system will bring south wind swell Tuesday with strong SW winds, and a cold front approaches for mid-week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for the area calls for: “A STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH ON THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY COLD HIGH PRESSURE INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT MAY AFFECT THE AREA LATE NEXT WEEKEND.”
It’s cool this morning; 58* and cloudy. Look for a high of 62* with rain.
Water temp is around 60*, so you’ll need some booties when you get in the water. Come by the shop while we have a large selection of neoprene on sale.
Sunset is 5:12 p.m. with a last light at 5:39 p.m. Sunrise is 7:07 a.m. with first light at 6:40 a.m.
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Waves » thigh to waist
SURF CONDITIONS » semi-choppy
FUN FACTOR »
WATER TEMPERATURE » 60°
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TIDES » H: 11:23 a.m. / L: 5:49 p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » none
PARKING » plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
For the week of Thanksgiving, 2016
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for the area calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. A WEAK COLD FRONT MAY MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY, THEN HIGH PRESSURE REBUILDS BACK ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND.”
Surf looks to remain small for the week of Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the flat spell looks to continue during the holiday work week with another cold front moving through Thursday, and high pressure set up over our marine area. Winds will remain fairly moderate for the period, and what wind there is, will be blowing north, sending any chance of swell south of our beaches. T.S. Otto is forecast to form near the Yucatan Peninsula, over the next 48 hours, but is looking to move west into Nicaragua, so with strong high pressure set up the the north of this tropical system, steering currents do not favor a north track. That would be our only hope for some surf. We could see a “suck up” south wind swell late in the month of November ahead of a slow moving cold front, but that’s a long way out, so we will wait and see. For this week, might just want to eat turkey, watch football and take your loved ones for a long walk on the beach.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop