THE SURF REPORT
Sat. Apr. 29, 2017 | 8:30 AM
Good Morning. This is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Waves at The Washout are knee to thigh high with an occasional waist high set in semi-choppy south wind waves.
Winds are southSSW at 5 to 10 and surf is semi-choppy and a bit crossed up, but it is kind of fun and rideable.
We see winds stay about the same today, going south at 10 to 15 late. Surf should stay Semi-choppy most of the day.
High tide will be at 11:10 a.m., and low tide will be at 5:03 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 3.0 ft. at 5.6 seconds in medium-period south/south-east wind waves.
We see surf average knee to thigh high today with a bigger set at the best tides. We see small trade-wind swell keeps us in rideable waves through the weekend, with waves increasing on Sunday evening in choppy south-west wind waves. This builds for Monday, to start the new work week. We see surf clean up and drop rapidly on Tuesday morning.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “BROAD HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH THIS WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT, THEN A STRONGER STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA MID TO LATE WEEK.”
It is 77* with cloudy skies this morning. Look for a high of 81 today with clouds clearing off later and some sun.
Water temp is around 74*.
Sunset is 7:59 p.m. and sunrise is at 6:33 a.m.
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Waves » knee to thigh occ waist
SURF CONDITIONS » semi choppy
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 74°
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TIDES » High tide will be at 11:10 a.m., and low tide will be at 5:03 p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » none for now
PARKING » plenty for now
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Late April, 2017
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SATURDAY. A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING UNSETTLED WEATHER TO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION MID TO LATE WEEK.”
There is some fun but choppy surf in the forecast, and we just had an April tropical-storm, which might foresee a prosperous tropical surf season in the offing.
Looks like we’ll have south wind swell crossed up with south-west winds for your weekend. We see choppy south-west wind swell Saturday average thigh-to-waist high as a frontal boundary and a complex low move toward our marine area. Swell builds on Sunday with waves averaging waist to chest high as this storm system moves into our area. We see mostly choppy conditions for the weekend with a prevailing south-west/south wind. On Monday, the low should move off-shore and spin-up just a bit. This could make for some fun, if not too big, surf on Monday as winds become north-east. Tuesday could see a quick clean up as the low begins to move north-east of our swell window. This low looks to be off Hatteras and out of our swell window by into Wednesday. If you want to get some, I’ll bet Tuesday and Wednesday at the OBX will be pretty good, as long as that wind doesn’t come north-east too hard. We should have a fun, ride-able wave for the next several days, picking up to close the weekend of April 21, 2017.