THE SURF REPORT
Sat. Mar. 8, 2014 | 7 a.m.
Good morning. This is Blue with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Sat. March 8th at 7:00 a.m.
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Surf at Folly this morning is knee high, should be a thigh to waist high set with tide push after low tide.
Winds are NW at 5 knots.
Low Tide 8:10am / High Tide 2:32pm
Edisto Buoy is 5.2ft at 6 sec.
We’ll see thigh to waist high leftover swell with clean conditions for your Saturday morning. The leftovers will be fading throughout the day and looks to be flat for Sunday and the first part of our upcoming work week.
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE WEST TODAY…AND GENERALLY PREVAIL INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK…BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS LATE NEXT WEEK.
With all of that northerly flow, water temperature has dropped back to 50*.
It is only 38* this morning, but the rain has cleared out. Look for a high near 60* with sunny skies all day.
Sunset this evening will be 6:23 p.m. with a last light around 6:48 p.m.
Remember to spring your clock forward one hour tonight!
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Waves » knee to waist with the tide push
SURF CONDITIONS » very clean
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 51°
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TIDES » L 8:10am / H 2:32pm
DANGERS » flatness
TRAFFIC » None
PARKING » Plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Long-range surf forecast for Mid-February, 2014.
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “WEAK HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL GIVE WAY TO A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT ACROSS THE WATERS LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO AND TRACK ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND…FOLLOWED BY WEAK COLD FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK.”
Low pressure tracks off of our coast Tuesday (Feb. 11)and Wednesday (Feb. 12) before moving north-east late in the period. We have a big north-east blow on the way for our beaches mid-week. So look for surf to increase from the north on the incoming tide on Tuesday, and building chest to shoulder high on Wednesday. The swell will have a lot of the north drift to it, and with the high angle, conditions won’t be ideal, but there should be enough wrap from the north that the swell should make it into our beaches. Expect lots of current from north to south, and cold conditions with rain. The brave should catch a few waves mid-week.
Late in the period, we see high pressure set up and push westerly winds, so right now the late week into the weekend is looking like a bust.
We’ll update. Meanwhile, strap on the thickest wetsuit you have, and get ready for cold winter swell mid-week.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop