Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Choppy, weak.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Occ. slightly larger.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Some to be found.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m.
Surf at The Washout this morning is in the ankle-to-knee high range.
Winds are south/south-west at 10 to 12 knots, and surf is weak and choppy.
Look for winds from the south today at around 10 to 12 knots, and surf looks to stay small and semi-choppy today.
We are coming off a low tide, and high tide will be at 1:52 p.m. The next low tide will be at 8:16 p.m.The Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 7 seconds in a combination of small medium period east/south-east swell, and a small south wind swell.There is a tropical spot to watch developing just west of the Fla. Keys that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend as it moves north. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 70% chance to develop over the next several days. It’s close to home, so it’s not a BIG swell maker, but this tropical weather system could push up rideable wind swell building Sunday and Monday as it skirts along a stalled frontal boundary after a cold front moves off-shore Saturday night. There’s also a tropical wave 1400 miles west of the Windward Islands to keep an eye on next weekend, but it’s a long way out.Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will prevail today, before a cold front approaches from the north tonight. The front will cross through the area on Saturday then will stall offshore Sunday. Low pressure could develop along the front and track northeast and offshore through the first half of next week. Another cold front could impact the region late next week.”It’s 81* with sunshine this morning. Look for a high of 88* with a 20% chance of a shower today.
Water temperature is around 85*.
Sunrise is at 6:47 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:56 p.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

There is a tropical spot to watch developing just west of the Fla. Keys that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend as it moves north. The National Hurricane Center gives it a 70% chance to develop over the next several days. It’s close to home, so it’s not a BIG swell maker, but this tropical weather system could push up rideable wind swell building Sunday and Monday as it skirts along a stalled frontal boundary after a cold front moves off-shore Saturday night. There’s also a tropical wave 1400 miles west of the Windward Islands to keep an eye on next weekend, but it’s a long way out.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will prevail today, before a cold front approaches from the north tonight. The front will cross through the area on Saturday then will stall offshore Sunday. Low pressure could develop along the front and track northeast and offshore through the first half of next week. Another cold front could impact the region late next week.”

Time of Report: 8:00 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Bumpy, semi-chop.
Wave Forecast: Ankle-to-knee.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Not too bad. Cars at pier for Surfer's Healing.
Parking: Pier area has lots of cars, but not too bad other than that.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, August 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Surfers Healing will be taking place at the Pier all day today. That’s today at the Pier. Come check it out and help kids with Autism live the surfing life.
Surf at The Washout this morning is in the ankle-to-knee high range.
Winds are south-west at 5 knots, and surf is bumpy.
Look for winds from the south-west today at around 10 knots, and surf looks to stay small and semi-choppy today.
We are coming off a low tide, and high tide will be at 1 p.m. The next low tide will be at 7:17 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 1.3 ft. at 10 seconds in small, a long-period east/south-east swell.
High pressure controls our weather for the next several days, and we see small south wind swell in the forecast. There is a tropical sport to watch near the Bahamas that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend, National Hurricane Center gives it a 20% chance to develop over the next several days. It’s close to home, so it’s not a big swell maker, but this tropical weather system could push up some wind swell Sunday and into the early part of next week as it skirts near our marine area; depending on its development. Not too much predicted right now, but something to keep an eye on in the short term. In the long term, there is also a really healthy tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa, we’ll see if the National Hurricane Center gives this one any love.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail through late week. A cold front will then push into the area this weekend before stalling over or just to the south. Low pressure may develop offshore along the front but should move quickly to the northeast away from the area by mid-week.
It’s 81* with sunshine this morning. Look for a high of 87* with a 20% chance of rain this afternoon.
Water temperature is around 85*.
Sunrise is at 6:47 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:56 p.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

High pressure controls our weather for the next several days, and we see small south wind swell in the forecast. There is a tropical sport to watch near the Bahamas that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend, National Hurricane Center gives it a 20% chance to develop over the next several days. It’s close to home, so it’s not a big swell maker, but this tropical weather system could push up some wind swell Sunday and into the early part of next week as it skirts near our marine area; depending on its development. Not too much predicted right now, but something to keep an eye on in the short term. In the long term, there is also a really healthy tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa, we’ll see if the National Hurricane Center gives this one any love.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail through late week. A cold front will then push into the area this weekend before stalling over or just to the south. Low pressure may develop offshore along the front but should move quickly to the northeast away from the area by mid-week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Bumpy, semi-clean.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Slightly bigger set to thigh-high.
Dangers: Back to school.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Plenty.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, August 21 at 8:30 a.m.
A shout out to the friends and family of Folly surfing legend Scott Hantske. Rest in Peace. You’ll certainly be missed, and we’ll always remember the indelible mark you left on the surf-scene at Folly.
Also, Surfers Healing will be taking place at the Pier all day tomorrow. That’s August 22 at the Pier. Come check it out, and help kids with Autism live the surfing life.
Surf at The Washout this morning is in the knee-high range. There is a slightly larger set occasionally. It is weak, and best for a longboard if you need to get wet. It’s closing out a bit at the morning’s lower tide.
Winds are light from the west and surf is clean early this morning.
Look for winds from the south-west mid-morning at 5 to 10, then rotate south at 10 to 15 early afternoon. Surf gets choppier as the day wears on.
We have a high tide at 12:41 p.m. and a low tide at 6:24 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 2 ft. at 7 seconds in a medium period east/south-east wind swell and a short period south-east wind wave.
High pressure controls our weather for the next several days, and we see small south wind swell in the forecast. South wind swell could pick up some Friday, but it looks like we’ll see mostly long-board or grovler-board waves this week. Tropical Storm Chantal formed overnight several hundred miles off of the North-Eastern Seaboard, and is supposed to loop into the Central Atlantic later this week. Chantal is not looking like much of a wave-maker for our beaches, as it is a long way off-shore. There is a tropical wave moving westward near the Caribbean Islands that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend, but right now swell is not forecast. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail through late week. A cold front will then push into the area this weekend before stalling over or just south of the area through early next week.”
It’s 81* with sunshine this morning. Look for a high of 87* with a 20% chance of rain this afternoon.
Water temperature is around 85*.
Sunrise is at 6:45 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:59 p.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

High pressure controls our weather for the next several days, and we see small south wind swell in the forecast. South wind swell could pick up some Friday, but it looks like we’ll see mostly long-board or grovler-board waves this week. Tropical Storm Chantal formed overnight several hundred miles off of the North-Eastern Seaboard, and is supposed to loop into the Central Atlantic later this week. Chantal is not looking like much of a wave-maker for our beaches, as it is a long way off-shore. There is a tropical wave moving westward near the Caribbean Islands that could spin-off a home-grown system over the weekend, but right now swell is not forecast. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail through late week. A cold front will then push into the area this weekend before stalling over or just south of the area through early next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Weak, choppy.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Occ. thigh.
Dangers: School starts.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Lots.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Tuesday, August 20 at 8:30 a.m.
Surf at The Washout this morning is in the knee-high range. There is a slightly larger set occasionally. It is weak, and best for a longboard if you have to get wet.
Winds are south/south-west at 10 knots, and surf is choppy.
Look for winds from the south today at 5 to 10 knots, and we see bumpy small surf as the tide goes out late afternoon.
High tide will be at 11:33 a.m., and low tide will be at 5:39 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is reading 1.3 ft. at 8 seconds in a medium period east/south-east wind swell.
High pressure looks to build back in over our marine area early this week, resulting in small surf today. We see south wind swell increase for mid-week. This trend continues on-and-off most of your work week as south/south-west winds trend small on-shore wind-swell for our beaches. It looks like we’ll see mostly long-board or grovler-board waves this week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail until late week when a cold front possibly affects the area.”
It’s 83* with some clouds mixed with sunshine. Look for a high of 86* with a 20% chance of rain this afternoon.
Water temperature is around 85*.
Sunrise is at 6:45 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:59 p.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

High pressure looks to build back in over our marine area early this week, resulting in small surf today. We see south wind swell increase for mid-week. This trend continues on-and-off most of your work week as south/south-west winds trend small on-shore wind-swell for our beaches. It looks like we’ll see mostly long-board or grovler-board waves this week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure and an inland trough will prevail until late week when a cold front possibly affects the area.”

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