THE SURF REPORT
Fri. Jul. 31, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.
Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Friday, July 31 at 8:30 a.m.
A lot of sick shred sleds in store from a 10’ Takayamma longboard to a 5’5” Rusty Dwart and everything in between. Stop by and check’em out.
Waves at The Washout this morning are knee to thigh. Surf is mostly clean with light northerly winds early this morning.
Winds are west/south-west at 5 to 10 knots, and surf is side-shore, but clean this morning.
We have a high tide early this morning, low tide will be at 2:15 p.m. The day’s next high tide is at 8:47 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 ft. at 4 seconds in south swell, and south-west wind swell combo. There is not much showing at the buoy this morning.
We have small clean thigh high log-able wave this morning. Look for a few more thigh-to-waist high sets late this afternoon as the tide come in, with semi-choppy conditions as the winds switch out of the south-west for afternoon at 10 knots. Surf looks to pick up some for your weekend in south wind-swell/ground-swell combo, averaging waist high, with a bigger set possible on the low-to-mid-tide, coming in. We see fresh south trade wind swell for your Sunday and into the new work week. This swell fades back out Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. So, there is hope for surf this weekend.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL SETTLE OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND… SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN EARLY NEXT WEEK. AN INLAND TROUGH WILL THEN DEVELOP BY LATE WEEK.”
Water temperature is 86*.
It’s 81* this morning and mostly cloudy, expect a high 88* with a 40% chance of a shower or thunderstorm this afternoon.
Sunset is at 8:19 p.m. (last light around 8:45 p.m.) Sunrise is at 6:33 a.m. (first light 6:05 a.m.)
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Waves » Knee. Occ. thigh.
SURF CONDITIONS » Clean, early. Choppy later.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 86°
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TIDES » L: 2:15 p.m. / H: 8:47 p.m.
DANGERS » Jellyfish. Lots of stings reported.
TRAFFIC » Moderate.
PARKING » Everywhere, early.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A STATIONARY FRONT AND AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN NORTH OF THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE IN FROM THE NORTH THURSDAY NIGHT…THEN SHIFT SOUTH OF THE AREA BY EARLY WEEKEND. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MAY DEVELOP ON THE FRONT OFF THE FLORIDA COAST AND THEN MOVE BY THE SOUTHEAST COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
We’ll continue to have fading SSW wind-swell for the second half of the work week, and into Saturday morning. We might have a real swell brewing thanks to a tropical low forecast to develop near Florida’s East Coast (Saturday – July 25), off of a stalled frontal boundary starting to show Sunday (Sunday, July 26). We need to keep an eye on the front, and hope it sags to our south and spins a low. This is the current forecast, but where the low will form off of the East Coast (Carolina’s or Florida) has a lot to do with the quality of swell we receive. If it forms to our south, bigger and better swell. To our north, and there could be a lot of angle sending swell south, past our beaches. Keep an eye on the timing of the low.
But this low could send fun surf to South Carolina’s beaches for the first half of next week (Monday, July 27) So, there might be some small easterly swell. to wrap up the last week of July. Might want to get your work done, and plan on a session early during the work week.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop