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Fri. Jul. 29, 2016 | 8:15 a.m.

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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop Surf report and forecast for Friday, July 29 at 8:15 a.m.
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Surf at The Washout this morning is ankle to knee high, with a thigh high set. Surf is clean. The low tide is making the waves close out early this morning. It could build a bit as the tide come in late morning.
Winds are west at 3 to 8 knots.
Low tide will be at 10:20 a.m., and high tide will be at 4:52 pm.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 4.3 ft. at 5 sec. short-period south-west wind chop.
We see south-west winds this afternoon at 115 to 20 knots, and surf should be choppy and drifty this afternoon. Look for waves to average thigh to waist high and choppy on the incoming tide. We have two tropical systems in the Atlantic moving westward off the coast of Africa. The first of these systems is forecast to produce some long-period ground swell late Tuesday, into Wednesday. We will keep an eye on it.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast for calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE ALONG WITH AN INLAND TROUGH WILL PREVAIL INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BECOME SUPPRESSED FURTHER TO THE SOUTH WHICH COULD ALLOW A WEAK COLD FRONT TO APPROACH FROM THE NORTH BY THE MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK.
It is 83* and sunny this morning. Look for a hot day with a high of 96* and a 20% chance of a thunder storm today.
Sunset will be at 8:19 p.m., and sunrise is at 6:31 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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Waves » Knee to thigh.

SURF CONDITIONS » Clean early, Chop for later.

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WATER TEMPERATURE » 87°

CURRENT NOAA FOLLY BUOY READINGS »

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WIND » W at 8, going SW at 20.

TIDES » L: 10:20 a.m., H: 4:52 pm.

WEATHER » It is 83* and sunny this morning. Look for a hot day with a high of 96* and a 20% chance of a thunder storm today

DANGERS » Heat

TRAFFIC » Moderately busy.

PARKING » Everywhere.

WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST

[ 07/28/16 at 11:36 AM ]

The NWS Marine Weather Forecast for south Carolina’s Lowcountry into late July calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE ALONG WITH AN INLAND TROUGH WILL PREVAIL INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS HIGH WILL MIGRATE FURTHER OUT TO SEA AND A
COLD FRONT MAY APPROACH FROM THE NORTH BY THE MIDDLE PART OF NEXT
WEEK.”

The small summer waves of July – minus the trade-wind swell of July 14 and 15 – continue late into the month of July. We should see a small up-tick in south-west wind swell the weekend of July 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday). Look for choppy, drifty, thigh to waist high surf with a bigger set Friday and Saturday. It will be the poor quality south-west wind swell that is typical of this time of year.
Right now it seems we are looking at an up-tick in ground swell for the middle of next week (Tues., July 26 – Thurs., July 29 as high pressure sets up over Bermuda (offering on-shore flow) and a tropical low tracks north of Puerto Rico, and sends swell from the south-east for a few days. This should push up some fun ground swell for the middle part of next week (Wed. July 27 looks best right now). We still see those pesky south-west winds as a trough in the middle part of the state sucks wind on-shore from the south/south-west, but waves are forecast to be best LATE Tuesday and Wednesday, with swell fading late Thursday (July 28).
It looks like the tropical Atlantic is starting to awaken, with Cape Verde tropical waves moving west into the Atlantic. Hopefully August and September will end the wave drought we have seen for most of July. So, it’s safe to say, with this first system, we are in store for more swell as we progress into early August. We’ll keep an eye on it.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop

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