THE SURF REPORT
Wed. Jul. 23, 2014 | 2:30 p.m. (video a.m.)
Good afternoon, this is Blue with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Weds. July 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
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Waves at Folly this afternoon are thigh to waist high and a few larger sets coming in. The south wind has picked up and its semi-choppy now.
Winds are SSE at 10 knots.
High tide 6:30 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is 3ft. at 7 seconds medium period easterly swell.
Waves should continue around thigh to waist high through dark with semi-choppy conditions. Tropical depression two is still moving westward in the Central Atalntic, but not looking likely to send us any swell.
The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL IN THE ATLANTIC THROUGH LATE WEEK…WHILE AN INLAND TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE THURSDAY DRAWS CLOSER TO THE COAST FRIDAY…BEFORE DISSIPATING DURING THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW EARLY NEXT WEEK…AND WILL THEN STALL OUT OVER OR NEAR THE REGION BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
It’s hot, 90* and feels like 107*. It’s sunny with just a slight chance of rain.
Sunset Weds. night is at 8:25pm with a last light at 8:52pm.
Sunrise Thurs. morning 6:27 a.m. with a first light at 6:00 a.m.
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Waves » thigh to waist
SURF CONDITIONS » Semi-choppy, soft.
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 84°
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TIDES » L 11:53am / H 6:30pm
DANGERS » stinging jelly balls
TRAFFIC » Busy.
PARKING » Still some around.
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Your marine weather forecast for late July calls for: “A STATIONARY FRONT WILL LINGER NEAR THE COAST INTO WEDNESDAY BEFORE DISSIPATING. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST…LIKELY STALLING OUT INLAND.”
We see on-shore flow start on Sat. July 19, and this should push up some thigh high trade-wind swell for most of Sunday and into the work week. This swell will be small, but should be rideable during the right tide at key spots to waist high. Look for moderate easterly winds during the period. As a cold front approaches mid-week (July 23/24) we should see choppy south wind swell fill in with drifty, windy condtions and south west winds at 15 to 20 knots ahead of the front. After a quick and uneventful clean-up (July 25/26), surf gets small.
Tropics remain quiet, but forecast models call for a strong easterly tropical wave late July early August. This could push up a more significant trade wind swell to late into the last weekend in July.
We’ll update. Meantime, get a few small south-east waves this week.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop