THE SURF REPORT
Mon. Sep. 22, 2014 | 3 p.m. (pics/vid. from a.m.)
Good afternoon, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Monday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
New Guy Takayama designs are in the shop. Full carbon fiber and some fiberglass boards, come check them out.
Waves at Folly this afternoon are ankle to knee high and choppy.
Winds are south at 5 to 10.
Tide is coming in, and high tide will be at 7:27 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 4.6 ft. at 5 secs. in south-westerly wind swell blowing waves away from our shores today.
We will see small conditions this afternoon into Tuesday, before surf pickings back up again in drifty northeast wind swell Wednesday through the end of the week into Saturday as high pressure builds to our north, and a trough of low pressure develops near – or just to the south – of our waters.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A COLD FRONT WILL ADVANCE THROUGH THE WATERS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT BEFORE STALLING SOUTH OF THE AREA. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND WHILE A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE STRENGTHENS NEAR THE COAST.”
We have a beautiful beach day now. Sunny and 84, but we expect strong thunderstorms tonight.
Sunset is at 7:19 p.m. / Sunrise is at 7:07 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.
Waves » Ankle, rare knee.
SURF CONDITIONS » Side-shore, chop.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 83°
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TIDES » H at 7:30 p.m.
DANGERS » None.
TRAFFIC » Moderately busy.
PARKING » Still some.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD OVER THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN ADVANCE THROUGH THE REGION MONDAY AND WILL STALL SOUTH OF THE AREA THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND. A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH TUESDAY AND WILL PREVAIL INTO NEXT WEEKEND…WHILE A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS AND STRENGTHENS OFF THE COAST.”
After some fun, drifty high-angled north-east wind style surf Saturday and a fun longboard clean up on Sunday, look for waves to fade for early work week (Mon., Sept. 22) averaging knee high high as the winds calm and shift more straight offshore from the northwest.
As a trough of low pressure develops off shore mid-week (Tuesday, Sept. 21) we see northeast wind swell Tuesday through the end of the week as high pressure builds to our north, and a trough of low pressure develops near – or to the south – of our waters. On Wednesday, this north-east wind swell should peak at chest high (plus) but winds will be super strong from the north-east. A tight pressure gradient keeps winds strong over our marine area from the north-east mid-week. Not an ideal wind/swell direction for our waves, but drifty side-shore conditions and waist high(plus) surf should be the call Tues. through Thursday. On Thursday,we see surf clean up and fade starting in the late morning. Looks like some more surf this week. Thank you King Neptune.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop