THE SURF REPORT
Sun. Oct. 23, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.
Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8:30 a.m.
We’ve got a lot of short-sleeve full suits and 3/2 full suits and booties on the floor, and many are marked down at least 20%. Come check it out as the weather and water gets colder.
Remember that we close at 5 p.m. on Sunday during the fall.
Surf at The Washout is pretty much flat.
Winds are NW at 5-10 knots, surf zone is very clean.
We have a low tide at 8:30 a.m., and a high tide will be at 3 p.m. The next low tide is at 9:18 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is 3.3 ft. at 4 seconds, in north wind swell moving south of our beaches.
We see small surf to start the work week, with increasing, choppy, north-east wind swell building some on Tuesday. This wind swell should rotate east, then south-east Wednesday and Thursday of next week, and should average around waist high with mostly choppy surface conditions.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for the area calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH TONIGHT. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH LATE MONDAY, FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE INTO MIDWEEK. A FRONT MAY PASS TO OUR NORTH TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.”
It’s cold this morning at 46* but there is plenty of sunshine. Look for a nice fall day with a high of 71* and sun.
Water temp has dropped to 72*, stop by and get some neoprene and stay comfortable.
Sunset will be at 6:48 p.m. with a last light at 7:02 p.m., and sunrise is at 7:29 a.m. with a first light at 7:09 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.
Waves » Flat.
SURF CONDITIONS » Clean.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 72°
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TIDES » H: 3 p.m. / L: 9:18 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » None.
PARKING » Everywhere.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Surf forecast For Oct. 12 – 17, 2016: The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast for S.C. waters: “A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES THROUGH TONIGHT. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION BY FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ROUND OF HIGH PRESSURE FOR THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
After escaping (evacuating) Hurricane Matthew, we have been greeted by a nice little ground swell compliments of Hurricane Nicole, currently 750 miles east of Saint Augustine Fla. The storm is setting up some fun waist to chest high ground swell for Folly Beach. With strong high pressure set up over our marine area, we are looking at moderate to strong north-north-east winds for the latter half of the work week. These winds fade some on Thursday, but still look for drifty, semi-choppy conditions as the hurricane swell peaks on Wednesday into Thursday. The weekend sees high angled north-east wind-swell ground swell combo running waist to stomach high, with roughed up conditions for your Carolina Surf Film Festival weekend. We see this swell fade to start your next work week, so surf while you can. There is some swell in the forecast, and if not perfect, it is still pretty fun out here at the beach. The water temp. has dropped and the temperature in the morning is cooler, so you will need a spring suit or a jacket if you want to stay warm during your session.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop