THE SURF REPORT
Thu. Jan. 19, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.
Good Morning. This is Bates your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, Jan. 19 at 8:30 a.m.
We are beginning to prepare for our Icebox Open contest in February, sponsored by Carolina Surf Brand. We will have a waiting period for a weekend in February or early March. First weekend for the call period will be February 11 and 12, and we’ll keel
Waves at The Washout this morning are ankle to knee high.
Winds are north at 5 knots, and surf zone is clean. Look for east winds at 10 to 12 knots today adding a bit of bump and chop to the surf zone.
We are just coming off a low tide, and will have a high tide at 12:55 p.m., and a low tide at 6:52 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 5 seconds in short-period south wind waves.
We see ankle to knee high semi-choppy surf late this morning as the tide comes in with east winds at 10 knots. Surf should be small late week, and into Saturday. After that, the next real chance of surf looks to be Sunday as a low pressure system and an associated cold front approach our marine area. We see south-west winds build choppy waist to chest high south-west wind swell Sunday. Surf builds overnight on Sunday into Monday morning, when we could see south swell clean up some. So Sunday and Monday could see some fun surf.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE SLOWLY SOUTH ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA LATE THIS AFTERNOON, REACHING THE SOUTHERN SAVANNAH RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. A FRONT WILL THEN WAVER ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND FOLLOWED BY A STRONGER COLD FRONT MONDAY WHICH WILL KEEP THE WEATHER UNSETTLED THROUGH THEN. DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN RETURN INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.”
We have beautiful beach weather once again. It’s 54* with sun this morning. Expect a high of 67* with sun today.
Water temp is up to 56*, which is pretty warm for mid-January.
Sunset is 5:39 p.m. with a last light right around 6:06 p.m. Sunrise is at 7:19 a.m. with first light at 6:53 a.m.
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Waves » Ankle to knee.
SURF CONDITIONS » Clean early, chop later.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 56°
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TIDES » H: 12:55 p.m. / L: 6:52 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » None.
PARKING » Everywhere.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
A little love for Mid-Jan, 2017
We should see small south swell develop Thursday (Jan. 12) into Friday this week in the thigh to waist high range. An open ocean low will spin up north-east of the Bahamas late week as Bermuda high pressure camps out over the Western Atlantic. This will create a gradient that should send some east/south-east swell into Folly Friday and thought the weekend. Hopefully the angle of the swell will not have too much east/north-east in it, but we should expect some fairly fun surf to go with the mild temperatures we will see this weekend. The high sticks around until the middle of next week, and should create some sort of thigh to waist high (small) trade-wind swell though the weekend, and to start the work week. Winds should be moderate through the period, so it might be a good time to pull out the long-board or the fish. Look for a cold front to approach around Tues/Wed. (Jan. 18), and bring stronger south-west wind swell to our waters during the middle of the next work week. -Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop