THE SURF REPORT
Fri. May. 27, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.
Good Morning, this is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and Forecast for Friday, May 27 at 8:30 a.m.
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Surf at Folly this morning is knee to thigh high and semi-glassy. There is a rare waist high set here and there.
Winds are NE at 3 to 5 knots. Look for winds to switch onshore at 5 to 10 knots later today.
High tide will be at 12:23 PM., and low tide will be at 6:27 p.m.
Edisto buoy is reading 2 ft. at 5 seconds in small, medium period east/south-easterly swell.
Today, we see small south-easterly swell in the knee to thigh high range with moderate NE winds keeping surf zone glassy. Forecasts call for a low pressure system – now named invest 91L – to move off the Carolina coast for the next few days, pushing in some small swell starting late today and into the Memorial Day weekend, with an increasing south-east fetch Saturday into Sunday. This system could produce a tropical storm over the weekend as it moves into the general direction of the Carolina coast. We should see fun, rideable surf Saturday into early next week. The track of the low is uncertain, but keep your eyes on it as surf looks to get bigger this weekend.
The NOAA National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC AND APPROACH THE SOUTHEAST COAST THIS WEEKEND. THE FORECAST THEN BECOMES QUITE UNCERTAIN AS THE LOW COULD BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST…OR SLOWLY PUSH INLAND IN THE EARLY TO MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK.”
Water temperature is 76*
It is 73* and sunny this morning. Look for a high of 84 * today with sun. We should have perfect beach weather out here today.
Sunset is at 8:18 p.m. (last light 8:45 p.m.). Sunrise is at 6:13 a.m. (first light 5:45 a.m.).
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Waves » Knee to thigh
SURF CONDITIONS » semi-glassy
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 75°
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TIDES » H: 12:23 PM. / L: 6:27 p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » none
PARKING » plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
The NOAA National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast for your Memorial Day weekend calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH FRIDAY. A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC AND APPROACH THE SOUTHEAST COAST THIS WEEKEND. THE FORECAST THEN BECOMES QUITE UNCERTAIN AS THE LOW COULD BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST…OR SLOWLY PUSH INLAND IN THE EARLY TO MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK.”
It’s looking like a fun holiday weekend of surf for the South Carolina coast. Forecasts call for a tropical low pressure system – what might become Tropical Storm Bonnie this weekend – to move toward Carolina coast for the through Sunday, pushing in some s swell of varying quality through the Memorial Day weekend. There is not a huge fetch ahead of the tropical low, so it will be short –to-medium period swell, but should be plenty of surf none-the-less. Winds will trend north-east for Saturday, going more north – side-offshore – for Sunday. We should see fun, rideable surf Saturday into Memorial Day. The track of the low is uncertain, but keep your eyes on it as surf looks to be fun all weekend. Winds look to trend south after the storm moves on shore early into the Memorial Day work week, and surf should stay in the rideable zone in choppy south “trade wind” style swell through the middle of the work week. Get some!
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop