THE SURF REPORT
Mon. Sep. 1, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. (pix. a.m.)
Happy Labor Day, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Monday, September 1 at 2:30 p.m.
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Waves at Folly are knee to thigh high. There is a waist high set. The tide is going out, and will likely kill the surf late day.
It is semi-clean.
Winds are south at 5 to 10, and the waves are going to get choppy late day.
We just had a high tide, and low tide will be at 7:27 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 8 sec. in ESE trade wind swell.
South winds this afternoon will chop up knee/thigh high surf as this trace background swell starts to fade out. Tropics are looking quiet for the next few days.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “MAINLY HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MID WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL STALL AND DISSIPATE NORTH OF THE REGION LATE IN THE WEEK…FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE. A STRONGER COLD FRONT COULD APPROACH THE REGION LATE IN THE WEEKEND.”
As you can imagine, it is busy at the beach today. Traffic is kind of rough, and parking is too.
Weather is nice, we have a high of 88* today and a 20% chance of rain today. It should be a nice beach day.
Sunset is at 7:44 p.m.
Sunrise is at 6:55 a.m.
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Waves » Knee to thigh. Rare waist.
SURF CONDITIONS » Bump.
FUN FACTOR »
WATER TEMPERATURE » 85°
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TIDES » H: 1:03 p.m. / L: 7:27 p.m.
DANGERS » Jellyfish stings reported, and a few sharks.
TRAFFIC » Traffic is a beast, and so is parking.
PARKING » See above
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Invest 96L is out latest tropical system several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands and moving west/north-west. This could become a tropical depression south of Puerto Rico on Friday or Saturday. It would become Tropical Storm Cristobal. This could be likely over the weekend of August 23-24. This system is likely to push up some choppy wind swell as it interacts with a back-door cold front scheduled to move though our area over the weekend. This is forecast to create strong north-east winds and choppy, drifty conditions starting late Sunday and building into Monday. This choppy swell should build through mid-week. This forecast is dependent on the track of Cristobal and the timing of this backdoor front, but it looks like some sort of surf for the week of Aug. 24, 2014. We will update that forecast, but keep an eye on it.