THE SURF REPORT
Mon. Dec. 9, 2013 | 2:30 p.m.
Good afternoon, this is Caxton with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
We will be having a “12 Days of Surf-mas” sale starting on Friday. Keep an eye on the daily report and our Facebook page what items are on sale in the days leading up until Christmas.
Surf at the Washout is knee to thigh, with waist high sets rolling through.
Winds are southwest at around 5 to 10 knots and the surf is clean.
High tide was at 1:15 p.m. and low tide will be at 7:19p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 3.9 ft. at 9 seconds.
Wind swell has switched out of the south this afternoon, and it is glassy right now. Surf should average waist high and choppy for the first half of our work week.
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE AREA TODAY…THEN A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE WEST DURING THE MID TO LATE WEEK PERIOD. ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE REGION DURING THE WEEKEND.
It is 71* with some cloud cover. Expect a high of 75* with partly cloudy skies.
Sunset will at 5:15 p.m., with a last light at 5:42 p.m.
Sunrise Tuesday morning will be at 7:09 a.m., and first light at 6:42 a.m.
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Waves » knee to thigh, occ... waist
SURF CONDITIONS » clean, cloudy skies.
FUN FACTOR »
WATER TEMPERATURE » 56*-58*°
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TIDES » High Tide 1:15 p.m. / Low Tide 7:19p.m.
DANGERS » long shopping lines, not at Ocean!
TRAFFIC » None.
PARKING » Plenty.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Ocean Surf Shop extended surf forecast for early-to-mid December, 2013.
Our National Data Buoy Center Marine Weather Forecast for Charleston waters calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS WEEKEND AND STALL…BEFORE A STRONGER COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
As of Dec. 5, we are seeing high pressure over the marine area, with a weak cold front approaching Friday (Dec. 6).
This should increase small south wind chop, as winds trend south for Friday. Nothing really to write home about late week, or into your weekend (Dec. 7-8), when we see small leftover east swells and generally calm winds.
Another cold front approaches on Monday (Dec. 9) to start your work week, and this will increase south/south-west winds averaging 20 knots, and creating some choppy wind swell to start the work week. After the cold front passage, expect a quick clean-up sometime on Tuesday (Dec. 10). We see another shot of high angled north-east wind swell for the middle of the work week (Dec. 11), and this should build a bit late next week, but nothing really of note. For the weekend of Dec. 13 – 14, we could see a more significant swell picking up from the south, but we’ll keep an eye on the weather pattern.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop