Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Soft, drifty, side-shore. More on-shore and semi-choppy for afternoon, with lots of drift.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Building.
Dangers: None.
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 Halloween 2020. As if 2020 could get any scarier.     

Surf at Folly is thigh-to-waist high in a drifty north-east wind swell.    

Winds are strong from the north at 20 knots. Surf zone is fairly clean but pulling hard from north-to-south, down the beach. It is weak at the morning’s high tide, but seems to be building.

Look for winds to clock more side/onshore from the north-east at 20 knots this afternoon. Surf should remain drifty and build in size today in a high-angled, north-east wind swell.  

We just had a high tide, and low tide will be at 2:33 p.m. The next high tide is at 8:40 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 4 ft at 9 seconds in a medium period easterly swell.

Winds should abate some overnight, and Sunday should see continued, high-angled easterly swell in the water, with rideable waves. A secondary cold front moves through late Sunday and pushed swell down early in the work week. There is another tropical wave in the Central Caribbean that looks to move north, into our swell window, as it continues to develop into the middle of next week. There is uncertainty with the track, but some models have it pushing up swell for the middle-to-latter part of next week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail through early Sunday. A cold front will move across the area late Sunday. High pressure will return on Monday and persist through late week.”

It’s 56* and noticeably cooler with sunshine this morning. Look for a high of 70* with sun today. We have perfect fall beach weather.  

Water temperature is 72*.

Sunrise is at 7:37 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Winds should abate some overnight, and Sunday should see continued, high-angled easterly swell in the water, with rideable waves. A secondary cold front moves through late Sunday and pushed swell down early in the work week. There is another tropical wave in the Central Caribbean that looks to move north, into our swell window, as it continues to develop into the middle of next week. There is uncertainty with the track, but some models have it pushing up swell for the middle-to-latter part of next week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail through early Sunday. A cold front will move across the area late Sunday. High pressure will return on Monday and persist through late week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: clean
Wave Forecast: stomach
Dangers: None
Traffic: Busy
Parking: some to be found
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Good morning, this is Luke with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m.    

Surf at Folly is waist-to-stomach with a chest set clean but very drifty SW wind-swell.   

Winds are moderate-strong out of the west 15mph+ Look for winds to clock more NW and begin to weaken later today resulting in cleaner conditions.

We are coming off a high tide at report time, low tide will be at 1:52 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 7.2 ft at 6 seconds in SW wind-swell.       

Surf looking decent this morning showing up to Chest high sets in fresh SW wind-swell curtesy of last nights cold front. This swell will drop quickly with the dropping tide this morning and heavy offshore winds knocking it down. Looking into the weekend strong NE swell will build throughout all the Western Atlantic. Most of which will pass on by but incoming tides throughout the weekend could push some of this energy our way. This trend continues into the start of the work week. Things look to change in the long range as high pressure moves off the NE coast and begins a more onshore flow for us here at Folly.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail into the weekend. A cold front is expected to move across the area Sunday night. High pressure will then persist through late next week.”

It’s 58* and noticeably cooler with sunshine this morning. Look for a high of 75*

Water temperature is 74*.

Sunrise is at 7:35 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:30 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf looking decent this morning showing up to Chest high sets in fresh SW wind-swell curtesy of last nights cold front. This swell will drop quickly with the dropping tide this morning and heavy offshore winds knocking it down. Looking into the weekend strong NE swell will build throughout all the Western Atlantic. Most of which will pass on by but incoming tides throughout the weekend could push some of this energy our way. This trend continues into the start of the work week. Things look to change in the long range as high pressure moves off the NE coast and begins a more onshore flow for us here at Folly.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Very choppy and disorganized. Drifty from south-to-north, up the beach.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-stomach. Chest sets.
Dangers: Rough surf-zone and rip currents.
Traffic: Not bad.
Parking: Plenty.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, October 29 at 8:30 a.m.    

Surf at Folly is waist-to-stomach with a chest set in a very choppy, drifty south wind swell.  

Winds are strong from the south at 20 knots, and we expect higher gusts as the day wears on. Winds should clock south-west by mid-afternoon and gust to 30 knots.  

We are coming off a high tide around daybreak, low tide will be at 1:14 p.m. The next high tide will be at 7:24 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 4 ft at 6 seconds in a building south wind swell.      

We have building, choppy south wind-swell in the water today. Hurricane Zeta is forecasted to merge with an oncoming cold front that will affect our marine area today and overnight, with strong south-west winds and a quick shot of choppy, drifty south wind swell. Look for surf to build all day in choppy, drifty conditions. Swell should clean up late-morning/early-afternoon on Friday, as strong westerly winds go north-west as surf fades with the strong off-shore flow. We see high-angled north-east wind swell build through the weekend behind tonight’s cold front passage, and this high angled north-east wind swell should carry into early work week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Tropical Storm Zeta will move well to the northwest and north of the region today as a cold front pushes offshore tonight. High pressure will prevail this weekend. A weak cold front is expected early next week, followed by more high pressure.”

It’s 78* and cloudy this morning. Look for a high of 80* with clouds and a 30% chance of a shower. Look for thunderstorms tonight as the cold front begins to pass through.

Water temperature is 74*.

Sunrise is at 7:35 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:30 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We have building, choppy south wind-swell in the water today. Hurricane Zeta is forecasted to merge with an oncoming cold front that will affect our marine area today and overnight, with strong south-west winds and a quick shot of choppy, drifty south wind swell. Look for surf to build all day in choppy, drifty conditions. Swell should clean up late-morning/early-afternoon on Friday, as strong westerly winds go north-west as surf fades with the strong off-shore flow. We see high-angled north-east wind swell build through the weekend behind tonight’s cold front passage, and this high angled north-east wind swell should carry into early work week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Tropical Storm Zeta will move well to the northwest and north of the region today as a cold front pushes offshore tonight. High pressure will prevail this weekend. A weak cold front is expected early next week, followed by more high pressure.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Weak. Bumpy. Choppy for afternoon with increasing SE winds.
Wave Forecast: Ankle-to-knee.
Dangers: None.
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, October 28 at 8:30 a.m.    

Surf at Folly is ankle-to-knee and not to looking to great this morning.

Winds are east/north-east at 5 to 10 knots, and surf zone is bumpy and weak.  

Look for winds to clock east to south-east this afternoon and pick up to 15 knots. Surf should get choppier as the day wears on.     

We are coming off a high-tide before sunrise, low tide will be at 12:30 p.m. The next high tide will be at 6:45 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 1.6 ft at 7 seconds in a small, medium-period east swell.     

Small surf today, but we have Hurricane Zeta in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecasted to further strengthen and hit south-east Louisiana. Zeta will merge with an oncoming cold front that will eventually affect our marine area tonight into Thursday, with strong south winds and a quick shot of choppy, dirty south wind swell. Look for surf to build Thursday in choppy, drifty conditions. Swell should clean up sometime on Friday, as strong westerly winds go north-west as surf fades with the strong off-shore flow. We see high-angled north-east wind swell build through the weekend behind Thursday night’s cold front, and this high angled north-east wind swell should carry into early work week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will linger through tonight. A large storm system will bring impacts to the region Thursday, followed by a cold front Thursday night. High pressure returns for the weekend. A dry cold front is expected early next week, followed by more high pressure.”

It’s 73* this morning with sun at the beach. We have perfect beach weather. Look for a high today of 78* and sun mixed with some clouds.

Water temperature is 74*.

Sunrise is at 7:34 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:31 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Small surf today, but we have Hurricane Zeta in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecasted to further strengthen and hit south-east Louisiana. Zeta will merge with an oncoming cold front that will eventually affect our marine area tonight into Thursday, with strong south winds and a quick shot of choppy, dirty south wind swell. Look for surf to build Thursday in choppy, drifty conditions. Swell should clean up sometime on Friday, as strong westerly winds go north-west as surf fades with the strong off-shore flow. We see high-angled north-east wind swell build through the weekend behind Thursday night’s cold front, and this high angled north-east wind swell should carry into early work week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will linger through tonight. A large storm system will bring impacts to the region Thursday, followed by a cold front Thursday night. High pressure returns for the weekend. A dry cold front is expected early next week, followed by more high pressure.”

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