THE SURF REPORT
Sun. Sep. 25, 2016 | 8:30AM
Good Morning. This is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m.
We have a ton of wetsuit jackets and spring-suits in stock, and you’ll need one if you plan on surfing early in the morning, so come on by and check that out.
Surf at The Washout is running knee to waist high in easterly ground swell this morning. It is closing out at the morning’s low tide, but should pick up a bit and get better form as the tide comes in this morning.
Winds are north at 5 to 10 knots, surf is clean.
Low tide is at 9:56AM, and high tide will be at 4:31p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 3.3 ft. at 10 seconds in easterly/south-easterly ground swell, so there is a little more swell at the buoy today.
Look for north-northeast winds at 10 knots this afternoon, and conditions should stay pretty clean all day. Surf will likely get a little push as the tide comes in this afternoon, and look for waves to average thigh to waist high. We see swell from Tropical Storm Karl this weekend. Karl swell will decrease as the day goes on, so get on it while you can. We see small north-east wind waves to start the next work week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for the area calls for: “SURFACE LOW PRESSURE OFF THE UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA COAST WILL SHIFT FARTHER OFFSHORE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A WEAK FRONT WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK BEFORE RETREATING NORTH AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT MID-WEEK.”
It is 74* and sunny at Folly. We see a high of 84* today with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms.
Water temperature is 81*.
Sunset will be at 7:16 p.m., and sunrise is at 7:07 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.
Waves » thigh to waist
SURF CONDITIONS » glassy
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WATER TEMPERATURE » 81°
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TIDES » L: 9:56AM, / H: 4:31p.m.
DANGERS » none
TRAFFIC » none
PARKING » plenty
WEEKLY WAVE FORECAST
Late September surf forecast:
As of Sept. 20, The National Weather Service Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY AS A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES BACK TO THE SOUTHWEST ALONG THE COAST. THE LOW AND AN ASSOCIATED STATIONARY FRONT WILL DISSIPATE LATE THIS WEEK. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH OVER THE WEEKEND.”
The middle-part of the work week looks flat, with a font lingering in the vicinity of our beaches. Tropical Storm Karl is forecast to become a hurricane Thursday night, and curve out to sea on Friday. Hopefully the long period ground-swell from the storm will start filtering in on the incoming tide Friday morning Sept. 23, and continue into Saturday, Sept. 24. The swell is coming from a long way off, and should have decent period. Winds are forecast to be pretty light from the north/north-east on Friday, and north on Saturday, keeping conditions favorable for the long-period swell to work its magic. Not saying that there will be anything giant, but groomed long-period swell should work in the waist to chest high range afternoon Friday and into Saturday. This falls off some on Sunday, and we see strong north-east winds blow down the coast starting Sunday night, and starting our next work week (Sept. 26). We see the work week start with choppy east/north-east wind swell behind an early season cold front, and wind-swell sweeping down the beach in the waist to stomach high range. Hopefully the swell will rotate more southerly by the middle of next week.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop.