Wednesday, September 12

Semi-clean. Some chatter in the surf zone.

Time of Report: 8 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Waist to Chest. Building later.
Traffic: Moderate.
Parking: Lots of surfers, but not many other people on the beach.
Dangers: Hurricane Watch in effect.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, September 12 at 8 a.m.
The City of Folly Beach has decided to leave the island open to the public today, so you can surf up until dark. Evidently the island closes at 8 p.m. tonight to non-residents. Perhaps they will stick with this decision. We’ll see.
Needless to say, we’ll be open at least most of the day today if you need to come talk about all the bombs you caught while avoiding hurricane preparations.
This might be the last surf report for a few days if conditions deteriorate here at the beach.
Surf at the Pier is averaging waist to stomach high with chest high sets in a long period ground swell. It’s a fairly long wait between sets. It’s not as big as you would expect it to be this morning.
Winds are north/north-east at 10 to 12 knots, and surf is side-shore with some chatter and texture, but there are a few waves to be had.
Look for easterly winds at 10 to 15 knots this afternoon adding chop and drift to the surf zone.
High tide will be at 10:39 a.m., and low tide will be at 4:42 a.m.
The Edisto buoy is reading 3 ft. at 11 seconds in a long period easterly ground swell, and swell should continue to build
We see ground swell building today and into the coming days with moderate easterly winds going hard north and north-west sometime Thursday as tropical storm force winds blow what is sure to be a large ground swell. Conditions could be good (and big) Thursday, but it will be hard to access the island. The track of Hurricane Florence is very uncertain, and is likely to have a significant impact on Folly Beach as winds and swell increase and become big and blown out by the weekend as the storm nears the South Carolina Lowcountry. If you want to surf this weekend, head to Florida for better conditions.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Hurricane Florence is expected to impact the Carolinas Thursday into the weekend. Refer to the latest advisory on Florence issued by the National Hurricane Center.
It’s 79* and partly cloudy this morning. Look for a high of 87* with a 40% chance of a storm this afternoon.
Water temperature is 85*.
Sunset is at 7:29 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

We see ground swell building today and into the coming days with moderate easterly winds going hard north and north-west sometime Thursday as tropical storm force winds blow what is sure to be a large ground swell. Conditions could be good (and big) Thursday, but it will be hard to access the island. The track of Hurricane Florence is very uncertain, and is likely to have a significant impact on Folly Beach as winds and swell increase and become big and blown out by the weekend as the storm nears the South Carolina Lowcountry. If you want to surf this weekend, head to Florida for better conditions.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Hurricane Florence is expected to impact the Carolinas Thursday into the weekend. Refer to the latest advisory on Florence issued by the National Hurricane Center.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, September 12 at 8 a.m.
The City of Folly Beach has decided to leave the island open to the public today, so you can surf up until dark. Evidently the island closes at 8 p.m. tonight to non-residents. Perhaps they will stick with this decision. We’ll see.
Needless to say, we’ll be open at least most of the day today if you need to come talk about all the bombs you caught while avoiding hurricane preparations.
This might be the last surf report for a few days if conditions deteriorate here at the beach.
Surf at the Pier is averaging waist to stomach high with chest high sets in a long period ground swell. It’s a fairly long wait between sets. It’s not as big as you would expect it to be this morning.
Winds are north/north-east at 10 to 12 knots, and surf is side-shore with some chatter and texture, but there are a few waves to be had.
Look for easterly winds at 10 to 15 knots this afternoon adding chop and drift to the surf zone.
High tide will be at 10:39 a.m., and low tide will be at 4:42 a.m.
The Edisto buoy is reading 3 ft. at 11 seconds in a long period easterly ground swell, and swell should continue to build
We see ground swell building today and into the coming days with moderate easterly winds going hard north and north-west sometime Thursday as tropical storm force winds blow what is sure to be a large ground swell. Conditions could be good (and big) Thursday, but it will be hard to access the island. The track of Hurricane Florence is very uncertain, and is likely to have a significant impact on Folly Beach as winds and swell increase and become big and blown out by the weekend as the storm nears the South Carolina Lowcountry. If you want to surf this weekend, head to Florida for better conditions.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Hurricane Florence is expected to impact the Carolinas Thursday into the weekend. Refer to the latest advisory on Florence issued by the National Hurricane Center.
It’s 79* and partly cloudy this morning. Look for a high of 87* with a 40% chance of a storm this afternoon.
Water temperature is 85*.
Sunset is at 7:29 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.