THE SURF REPORT
Sun. Jun. 26, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.
Good Morning, this is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m.
A new shipment of Pyzel and Roberts surfboards just arrived at the shop, come pick up a new high-performance surfboard as we get geared up for hurricane season.
Surf at The Washout is knee to waist high and semi-choppy/drifty. There is a stomach high set as the tide comes in this morning. It looks rideable and fun.
We have NNE winds at 5 to 10 knots. We see winds increase this afternoon onshore at 20 knots. Surf will be choppy by afternoon.
Tide is coming in, and high tide will be at 1:07 p.m., low tide 7:11 p.m.
Edisto buoy is reading 3.6 feet at 9 seconds in long-period, ESE wind swell.
We see ESE swell with a NE wind for today. Waves have dropped a little from yesterday but should improve a little with the incoming tide. For the beginning of the work week, surf looks pretty small.
The NOAA National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “THE AREA WILL REMAIN SITUATED BETWEEN ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE AND AN INLAND TROUGH THROUGH TONIGHT. THE TROUGH WILL MOVE CLOSER TO THE COAST ON FRIDAY…THEN A COLD FRONT WILL GRADUALLY ADVANCE INTO THE REGION SATURDAY. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO STALL OVER OR CLOSE TO THE AREA SUNDAY AND WILL DISSIPATE EARLY NEXT WEEK. A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL THEN PREVAIL ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH LATE WEEK.”
Water temperature is 83*.
It is 77* this morning and sunny. Look for a cooler day today with a high of 85* and scattered showers.
Sunset is at 8:31 p.m. (last light 9 p.m.). Sunrise is at 6:12 a.m. (first light 5:44 a.m.).
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.
Waves » knee to waist
SURF CONDITIONS » semi-choppy
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 83°
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TIDES » H: 1:07 p.m. / L: 7:11 p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » none
PARKING » plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Your surf forecast for mid-June 2016
Our National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for “A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL AFFECT THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FOR THE WEEKEND. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY DEVELOP ALONG THE SOUTHEAST US COAST ON SUNDAY.”
We are seeing weak, piddly south-west wind swell and hot temps for the middle of June. For the heart of the work week, surf stays small and choppy with south/south-west winds and small choppy wind waves.
South wind swell should increase to the “fun” range for your Thursday as a cold front approaches, and winds come south/south-west averaging 15 knots. Thursday, look for drifty, punchy, choppy surf average waist-to-stomach high. This wind swell drops but continues rideable for Friday, with semi-choppy to choppy surf and lots of current from south-to-north, up the beach.
Saturday, we see wind switch north/north-east as high pressure to our north (after the cold front passage Friday night) interacts with a low that is currently forecast to form off the Georgia coast on Sunday morning. This will create a tight pressure gradient, and we should see high angled, choppy, drifty north-east win swell filling in late Saturday evening into Sunday. Best bet might be Florida with the north-east/east swell mix taking aim at that coast and rolling past our beaches. This swell rotates more early in the work week (June 20). Look for it to continue rideable Monday into Tuesday, dropping off Some by Wednesday (June 23) as the swell drops off mid-week, and south west wind swell returns. So, looks like some rideable waves of poor quality for the later part of the work week, then Sunday into early next week. Go surf.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop