THE SURF REPORT
Wed. Jun. 19, 2013 | 8 a.m.
Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Wed. June 19 at 8 a.m.
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Waves at Folly this morning are thigh to waist and choppy. There should push a stomach set on the incoming tide.
Winds are south-west at 15 to 20, but should abate some after T-storms clear the beach. Expect cleaner surf in-and-out of these rain showers.
We are coming into a low tide at 10:23 a.m. High tide will be at 4:59 this afternoon.
Edisto Buoy is reading 6.2 ft. at 6 sec. in short-period south wind swell.
Surf is forecast to drop a bit this afternoon, but should still be rideable with waves cleaning up off and on as rain passes the area. We expect small, choppy short-period north-easterly wind swell to fill in for late in the week. Right now, surf is looking small for the weekend.
Out National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “THEN SLOWLY PROGRESS THROUGH THE WATERS LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL STALL JUST SOUTH OF THE AREA THURSDAY AND LINGER THROUGH SATURDAY…AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE NORTH. THE CENTER OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN SLIP INTO THE ATLANTIC EARLY NEXT WEEK.
It is raining with thunderstorms in the area this morning. It is 78*. Look for a 50% chance of T-storms at the beach this afternoon, and a high of 81*.
Water temp is 83*.
Sunset is at 8:29 p.m. with a last light around 9 p.m.
Sunrise is at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday.
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Waves » Thigh to waist.
SURF CONDITIONS » Choppy, side-shore.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 83°
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TIDES » L 10:23 a.m. / H 4:59 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » None, early.
PARKING » Everywhere, early.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Your Ocean Surf Shop, Folly Beach weekend surf forecast as of Thursday, June 13
As of June 13, The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACHG FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS EVENING AND PUSH OFFSHORE OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE WEEKEND AND PERSIST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
After a cold front passage Thursday night (June 13), there is a chance for some clean, fun surf on Friday (June 14) morning, before the surf drops to minimal, trace swell on Saturday (June 15). High pressure brings more on-shore winds and easterly fetch late Sunday, and we should see thigh high surf with trade wind swell beginning to build on the afternoon high tide Sunday (June 16). This small easterly swell should increase on Monday (June 17) building Tuesday (June 18). Conditions will trend glassy in the mornings, with south-sea-breeze chopping waves in the afternoons over the weekend, and into early work week. Another front approaches our waters during the middle of next week (June 19 & 20), building waist to stomach high choppy, close-period south wind swell for mid-week.
There are no tropical systems on the radar for the period, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Friday: Stomach high leftovers in the morning. There is a chance that it could be fun, with short-period south wind chop cleaning up for early morning, (north/north-westerly winds, early)and dropping rapidly for afternoon.
Saturday: East winds chop up ankle to knee high surf. Bring an SUP or longboard.
Sunday: Knee to thigh high surf with south winds creating some chop.
Monday: Easterly trade wind swell in the thigh high range, with a waist set. This should stay fairly clean for morning, adding chop by afternoon.
Tuesday: Choppy, with south winds at 15 knots. Wasit to stomach high, cleaner in the morning, with south winds increasing ahead of a cold front ragging out the surf for late day.
Wednesday: Choppy south wind swell, with a frontal passage expected. We’ll have to update as swell data becomes available.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop