Time of Report: 8:00 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean early, bump later.
Wave Forecast: knee-thigh
Dangers: memorial day weekend
Traffic: Kinda 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 Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are knee-thigh high. It is very soft at the morning’s high tide, but there are some rides to be had on a high-volume board, or long-board.

Winds are light and variable early this morning making for clean surface conditions.       

Winds are predicted to pick up from the south-west at 5-10 knots today adding a little texture to it during afternoon hours.  

High tide is at 8:30 a.m., and low tide will be at 2:16 p.m. The next high tide is at 8:41 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 ft at 9 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur. This swell is mostly passing our shores.  

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. Surf continues its fading trend through the rest of Memorial Day weekend as high pressure begins to settle itself over our marine area. Looking ahead into early next week high pressure moves offshore and looks to produce a decent shot of ESE trade-swell beginning mid-week. Looks like the swell should hold on for a few days we will keep you posted!”

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and should generally prevail through the week.”

It’s 70 degrees at first light with sun and a few clouds this morning. Look for a high of 88.

Water temperature is around 75*.  Back to boardies and a rash-guard.

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. Surf continues its fading trend through the rest of Memorial Day weekend as high pressure begins to settle itself over our marine area. Looking ahead into early next week high pressure moves offshore and looks to produce a decent shot of ESE trade-swell beginning mid-week. Looks like the swell should hold on for a few days we will keep you posted!”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Weak and clean. Bring a longboard.
Wave Forecast: Knee to thigh. Waist sets.
Dangers: Holiday weekend about to start. Covid-19.
Traffic: Moderately busy. Picking up this afternoon.
Parking: Plenty early. Crowded later.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are thigh-to-waist high. It is very soft at the morning’s high tide, but there are some rides to be had on a high-volume board, or long-board.

Winds are north/north-west and very light. Surf is glassy and weak.       

Winds are predicted west at 5 knots today, going south late. Surf should be relatively clean all day.    

High tide is at 8:30 a.m., and low tide will be at 2:16 p.m. The next high tide is at 8:41 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 ft at 9 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur. This swell is passing by our beaches, but Florida and the Outer Banks are getting it GOOOOOOD.   

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf through tomorrow morning. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend. We could see some easterly wind swell as high pressure builds Sunday and into the weekend.”

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and persist for much of the week.”

It’s 75 today with sun and a few clouds this morning. Look for a high of 82* with a 30% chance of a storm today.

Water temperature is around 75*.  Back to boardies and a rash-guard.

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf through tomorrow morning. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend. We could see some easterly wind swell as high pressure builds Sunday and into the weekend.”
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and persist for much of the week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Bumpy easterly ground swell.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach set.
Dangers: Covid-19. Social distancing.
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 Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are thigh-to-waist high with a stomach-high set in short-period easterly wind chop.  It is weak and semi-choppy, but not bad for the long-board.

Winds are south/south-west at 10 knots.      

Winds are predicted southerly at 5 to 10 knots today, so it could get better form, but surf should be cleaning up some in rain-storms today.   

Tide just started going out. We have a low tide at 1:38 p.m., and a high tide will be at 8:04 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3.9 ft at 11 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur.  

What’s left of tropical depression Arthur heads well west/south-west of the Outer Banks today. We see high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers over our marine area. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak frontal system will remain across the area through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend. A cold front will drop through the area Sunday night followed by high pressure for much of next week.”

It’s 76 today with clouds this morning. Look for a high of 80* with rain and thunderstorms all day.

Water temperature is around 75*.  

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

What’s left of tropical depression Arthur heads well west/south-west of the Outer Banks today. We see high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers over our marine area. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak frontal system will remain across the area through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend. A cold front will drop through the area Sunday night followed by high pressure for much of next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Choppy, weak, drifty.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist.
Dangers: Covid-19. Social distancing.
Traffic: Not much.
Parking: Plenty.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are thigh-to-waist high in short-period easterly wind chop.  It is weak and choppy.

Winds are east/north-east at 15 knots, and there is a slight drift down the beach, north-to-south.      

Winds are predicted easterly at 5 to 10 knots today, so it could get better form, but surf should remain choppy for your Wednesday, cleaning up some in rain storms.   

Tide just started going out. We have a low tide at 1 p.m., and a high tide will be at 7:25 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading  3.3 feet at 7 seconds in medium period south-east wind swell, ground swell combo. So, there should be some choppy surf to ride today.

Tropical storm Arthur heads west of the Outer Banks today and will head south-west as a tropical depression for the remainder of the week. We see south-east wind swell fill in today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers off-shore. This should combine with small long-period ground swell from Tropical Storm Arthur late week. There will be east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be increasing surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up for the holiday weekend.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Deep low pressure will linger to the northwest through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend and persist through much of next week.”

It’s 74 today with clouds this morning. Look for a high of 78 with thunderstorms and some rain all day.

Water temperature is around 75*.  

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Tropical storm Arthur heads west of the Outer Banks today and will head south-west as a tropical depression for the remainder of the week. We see south-east wind swell fill in today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers off-shore. This should combine with small long-period ground swell from Tropical Storm Arthur late week. There will be east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be increasing surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up for the holiday weekend.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Deep low pressure will linger to the northwest through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend and persist through much of next week.”

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