Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side/off-shore, semi-clean lines.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-stomach. Larger.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Some surfers for sure.
Parking: Cars at key surf spots.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, January 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Surf at Folly this morning is waist-to-stomach high and perhaps larger.

It has a good bit of side/off-shore westerly winds in it, so conditions are not perfect.

Winds are west at around 10 to 15 knots this morning. Look for winds at 15 to 20 beating down the surf later today.

Tide is incoming with a high at 11:29 a.m. low tide this afternoon at 5:43 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 5.6 feet at 7 seconds in a short period, west/south-west wind swell, pushing away from our beaches.

Westerly winds are going to be strong and gusty today, beating down the surf later today. There are a few fun waves this morning. Friday and the weekend waves are looking small as high pressure sets up. Look for another quick shot of south-west wind swell for your Monday ahead of an approaching frontal boundary. Winds go strong north-east behind this front and we see choppy, high angled north-east wind swell build Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

The NOAA Marine Weather forecast for our area calls for: “High pressure will persist into the weekend, before another system brings unsettled weather early next week.”

It’s 48* and sunny this morning. Look for a high of 56* and sun with windy conditions at the beach.

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:18 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:45 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Choppy, weak, poor form. Lots of waves, tho.
Wave Forecast: Waist. Stomach sets.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Some, yes.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m.    

The pier will be closed for a few weeks while crews re-do the parking lot on site.

Surf at Folly this morning is waist-to-stomach high and building.  

Winds are west south at 10 to 15 knots, and surf is choppy and the tide is pretty high up into the rocks at The Washout.    

We see winds increase significantly this afternoon at 15 to 20 with gusts to 20 knots as a low pressure system moves from the west and into our marine area this afternoon. Expect bug, choppy wind-swell this afternoon.    

Tide is incoming with a high at 10:39 a.m. low tide this afternoon at 4:43 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 5.6 feet at 5 seconds in a short period, south-east wind swell. It is building.

Today, we expect a stormy low pressure system to interact with our marine area. Look for rapidly increasing south winds and surf size should build this afternoon into the chest-to-head high range with a lot of south winds on it. Unfortunately models currently suggesting having the winds switch around overnight on Wednesday night potentially knocking the surf down a bit overnight. Regardless this swell should have enough fetch and strength to provide some surf leftover on Thursday morning, but the westerly winds will be strong and gusty, Hopefully it doesn’t blow out the clean up on Thursday. Friday and the weekend is looking small as high pressure sets up.

The NOAA Marine Weather forecast for our area calls for: High pressure will remain in control of our weather today before another frontal system impacts the region midweek. Thereafter, high pressure returns for late week and into the weekend.”

It’s 66* and cloudy this morning. Look for a high of 65* and thunderstorms this afternoon.   

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:18 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:45 p.m.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Today, we expect a stormy low pressure system to interact with our marine area. Look for rapidly increasing south winds and surf size should build this afternoon into the chest-to-head high range with a lot of south winds on it. Unfortunately models currently suggesting having the winds switch around overnight on Wednesday night potentially knocking the surf down a bit overnight. Regardless this swell should have enough fetch and strength to provide some surf leftover on Thursday morning, but the westerly winds will be strong and gusty, Hopefully it doesn’t blow out the clean up on Thursday. Friday and the weekend is looking small as high pressure sets up.
The NOAA Marine Weather forecast for our area calls for: High pressure will remain in control of our weather today before another frontal system impacts the region midweek. Thereafter, high pressure returns for late week and into the weekend.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-choppy.
Wave Forecast: Flat.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Not at the pier, but everywhere else, there is a lot.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Tuesday, January 24 at 9 a.m.   

The pier will be closed for a few weeks while crews re-do the parking lot on site.

Surf at Folly this morning is flat.

Winds are north-east at 5 to 10 knots, and surf zone is semi-choppy.   

We see winds rotate north-east at 5 to 10, then east this afternoon. There will be slight surface chop on the surf later today.   

Tide is incoming with a high at 9:50 a.m. low tide this afternoon at 3:55 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2 feet at 4 seconds in a short period, north-east wind swell.

Wednesday, we expect a upper level low pressure system to strengthen and emerge out of the Gulf of Mexico and interact with our marine area. Look for rapidly building surf on Wednesday into the chest- head high range with a lot of south winds on it. Unfortunately models currently suggesting having the winds switch around overnight on Wednesday night potentially knocking the surf down a bit overnight. Regardless this swell should have enough fetch and strength to provide some surf leftover on Thursday morning, but the westerly winds will be strong and gusty, Hopefully it doesn’t blow out the clean up on Thursday. Surf

The NOAA Marine Weather forecast for our area calls for: High pressure will remain in control of our weather today before another frontal system impacts the region midweek. Thereafter, high pressure returns for late week and into the weekend.”

It’s 46* and sunny. Look for a high of 56* and sun today.  

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:18 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:44 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: clean and looks fun
Wave Forecast: Waist to belly high dropping some throughout today.
Dangers: None
Traffic: not to bad
Parking: some to be found
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Good morning this is Luke with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Monday, January 23 at 8:30 a.m.  

Surf at Folly this morning is waist to belly high with a few plus sets early. Surf should fade throughout the day.

Winds are west south-west around 5-10 mph this morning overall surf is pretty clean.  

We see winds rotate more out of the west around 15mph later today should further clean the surf up.  

Tide is incoming with a high at 9:08 a.m. low tide this afternoon at 3:22 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 5.6 out of the SE at 8 seconds in medium period swell.    

Surf looks decent this morning waist to belly high with some plus sets early. Swell will slowly fade today into tomorrow Tuesday. Wednesday we expect a upper level low pressure system to strengthen and emerge out of the Gulf of Mexico and interact with our marine area Look for rapidly building surf on Wednesday into the chest- head high range. Unfortunately models currently suggesting having the winds switch around 1 a.m. on weds night potentially knocking the surf down a bit overnight. Regardless this swell should have enough fetch and strength to provide a fun Thursday morning dawn patrol. Look for drop in surf throughout Thursday into Friday.

High pressure will then briefly return before another low pressure system impacts the region midweek. Thereafter, high pressure will prevail through the weekend.

It’s 55 and sunny and rather pleasant at the beach this morning look for a high of 60 and sun to persist for the remainder of the day.

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:20 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:41 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf looks decent this morning waist to belly high with some plus sets early. Swell will slowly fade today into tomorrow Tuesday. Wednesday we expect a upper level low pressure system to strengthen and emerge out of the Gulf of Mexico and interact with our marine area Look for rapidly building surf on Wednesday into the chest- head high range. Unfortunately models currently suggesting having the winds switch around 1 a.m. on weds night potentially knocking the surf down a bit overnight. Regardless this swell should have enough fetch and strength to provide a fun Thursday morning dawn patrol. Look for drop in surf throughout Thursday into Friday.

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