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Fri. Jun. 23, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.

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Good Morning. This is Annie with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m.    

Waves at The Washout are knee to thigh high with an occasional waist set and choppy.

Winds are South at 10-15 knots today.  

Look for semi-choppy surf to continue today with winds increasing to 20 knots later on this afternoon.

Tide is starting to back out now. Low tide will be at 1:42 p.m. followed by high tide be at 8:10 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is reading 3.5 ft. at 4.5 seconds in medium period SE wind swell.

We’ll see south wind swell continue in the thigh high range today. It could get cleaner with potential thunderstorms later on. Look for choppy/semi-choppy south-west wind swell over the weekend. 

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will concede to a cold front, which will move through the area late Sunday. As the front slowly creeps offshore, building high pressure is expected to bring drier conditions for mid to late next week.”

It is 82* and overcast this morning.  Look for a high of 85* with mostly clouds today.

Water temp is around 81*.  

Sunset is at 8:31 p.m. and sunrise was at 6:13 a.m.  

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

PHOTOS

Waves » Knee to thigh high

SURF CONDITIONS » Choppy

FUN FACTOR »

WATER TEMPERATURE » 81°

CURRENT NOAA FOLLY BUOY READINGS »

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WIND » S 15-20 knots

TIDES » L: 1:42 p.m. / H: 8:10 p.m.

WEATHER » 82 and overcast

DANGERS » Rips

TRAFFIC » Not much

PARKING » Plenty

WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST

[ 06/16/17 at 9:25 AM ]

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A summer-like pattern will persist into early next week as the area remains between Atlantic High pressure and an inland surface trough. A weak front will then stall over or near the area midweek…before a summer-like pattern returns through late week.”
As high pressure sets up slightly to our north, we see a low to our south and east create a tight pressure gradient funneling south/south-east winds offshore. This should keep surf in the rideable and maybe even fun range Sunday and into the next work week. There should be an inland surface trough for the period, and this will keep winds moderately strong from the south to south-west for the period, so expect this next week’s little wind-swell to be choppy. It should average waist high, and possibly bigger on the right tides at the right sand-bars.
The tropics are also heating up, with a low forecast to move into the Gulf of Mexico off the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend. If it moves north-and-east, this could affect our surf forecast, but forecast models vary on the track of this system. We also have Invest 97L coming off the Cape Verde Islands, and while it is rare to be tracking a storm off of Africa this time of year, it is something to keep an eye on, though most forecast maps have this storm moving well to our south, and not into our swell window.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf SHop

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