Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, semi-clean.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Waist sets on incoming early afternoon.
Dangers: State of Emergency on Folly Beach. Social Distancing in effect.
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, March 18 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach has issued a state of emergency regarding the Covid-19 virus, and is encouraging social distancing at this time. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web site for more information.

We will be closed at 5 p.m.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the knee-thigh high range in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push early afternoon.

Winds are from the north/north-east at 10 knots, and surf is textured and clean. It’s closing out a bit at the morning’s low tide.

We see winds around 10 knots today rotating east later this afternoon.   

We have a low tide at 10:43 a.m., and a high tide at 4:33 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 1.6 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell.  

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell pick up a bit on the incoming tide mid-afternoon. There were some fun long-board waves yesterday, so we might get a push with the tide again today. Swell slowly builds from the south Thursday afternoon, increasing and come more southerly for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds to start the next work week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A warm front will move north through the area today and tonight as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will move through the area this weekend followed by high pressure, although some upper disturbances could keep it unsettled.”

It’s 62* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 68* today.

Water temperature is around 63*.  

Sunrise is at 7:26 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell pick up a bit on the incoming tide mid-afternoon. There were some fun long-board waves yesterday, so we might get a push with the tide again today. Swell slowly builds from the south Thursday afternoon, increasing and come more southerly for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds to start the next work week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A warm front will move north through the area today and tonight as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will move through the area this weekend followed by high pressure, although some upper disturbances could keep it unsettled.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Textured. Semi-clean today.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Slight bigger.
Dangers: State of Emergency for City of Folly Beach.
Traffic: Not much.
Parking: Plenty.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Tuesday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach has issued a state of emergency regarding the Covid-19 virus, and is encouraging social distancing at this time. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web site for more information.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the knee-thigh high range in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push.

Winds are from the east/north-east at 8 knots, and surf is textured with clean faces.

We see winds around 5 knots today rotating south later this afternoon.   

We have a low tide 9:30 a.m., and high tide will be at 3:30 p.m. The next low tide will be at 9:40 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 1.6 ft. at 9 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell.  

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell to start the work week, with some swell slowly building from the south Thursday afternoon. Swell begins to build and come more southerly for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure to the north will shift offshore while some upper disturbances move through for mid week. A passing warm front Wednesday night will then bring unseasonably warm temperatures late week. Another cold front could move through later Saturday followed by cooler high pressure early next week.”

It’s 61* with cloudy skies this morning. Look for cloudy skies with afternoon showers and a high of 72* today.

Water temperature is around 63*.  

Sunrise is at 7:26 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell to start the work week, with some swell slowly building from the south Thursday afternoon. Swell begins to build and come more southerly for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure to the north will shift offshore while some upper disturbances move through for mid week. A passing warm front Wednesday night will then bring unseasonably warm temperatures late week. Another cold front could move through later Saturday followed by cooler high pressure early next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-chop. Drift from north-to-south.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Waist sets.
Dangers: Evident.
Traffic: Not bad.
Parking: Plenty.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Monday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the knee-thigh high range in a mixed direction easterly swell. An occasional waist high set could be found on this morning’s incoming tide push.

Winds are from the north-east at 15 knots, and surf is side-shore and semi-choppy.  

We have a low tide at report time, and high tide will be at 2:28 p.m. The the next low tide will be at 8:35 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 3.3 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell.  

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a fresh north-east wind swell with some drift from the north-east flow. Look for surf to remain about the same for your Monday, with winds abating and swell dropping a bit for Tuesday. We see mixed direction easterly swell to start the work week, with some slowly building Wednesday. Swell begins to build and come more southerly for late in your work week as another cold front approaches.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure to the north will shift offshore while some upper disturbances move through for mid week. A passing warm front Wednesday night will then bring unseasonably warm temperatures late week. Another cold front could move through later Saturday followed by cooler high pressure early next week.”

It’s 55* with cloudy skies this morning. Look for cloudy skies and a high of 64* today.

Water temperature is around 61*.  

Sunrise is at 7:26 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a fresh north-east wind swell with some drift from the north-east flow. Look for surf to remain about the same for your Monday, with winds abating and swell dropping a bit for Tuesday. We see mixed direction easterly swell to start the work week, with some slowly building Wednesday. Swell begins to build and come more southerly for late in your work week as another cold front approaches.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure to the north will shift offshore while some upper disturbances move through for mid week. A passing warm front Wednesday night will then bring unseasonably warm temperatures late week. Another cold front could move through later Saturday followed by cooler high pressure early next week.”

Time of Report: 8:00 a.m.
Surf Conditions: semi clean
Wave Forecast: knee-waist
Dangers: None
Traffic: Kinda busy.
Parking: Some to be found. Spring break
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Good morning, this is Luke with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 a.m.

We have tons of new board-shorts and apparel for men and women just arriving at the shop. Lots of new spring inventory in stock, and still plenty of last seasons walk-shorts on sale. Come get ready for warmer weather at Ocean Surf Shop.

Waves at Folly this morning are knee-thigh high a rare waist high set could be found on this mornings incoming tide push.

Winds are light and variable this morning making for clean surface conditions. Look for winds to pick up slightly out of the north later this afternoon 10mph.

We have a low tide are report time. High tide at 1:40 p.m., and a low tide at 7:35 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. Surflines buoy is reading 3.1ft in a ESE swell.

Surf is about knee-waist high on average could be worth a look around mid-morning. The surf were seeing is a result of a stalled front over our marine area. Looking ahead into the work week we have a series of weak fronts passing through the Charleston area resulting in small but rideable surf much of the work week. Swell looks to start the week more ENE direction then rotating more favorably for folly out of the ESE direction mid-week. We will keep you in the loop throughout.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stationary front over the area will move south as a cold front this afternoon and evening. Then, cooler high pressure will build over the region from the north while some weak upper level disturbances move through into mid week. A warm front will then lift north through the area Wednesday night or Thursday with a cold frontal passage likely Saturday.”

It’s 61* with fog and cloudy skies this morning. Look for cloudy skies and a high of 74* today.

 

Water temperature is around 60*.  

Sunrise is at 7:30 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:26 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

 
 
 
Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is about knee-waist high on average could be worth a look around mid-morning. The surf were seeing is a result of a stalled front over our marine area. Looking ahead into the work week we have a series of weak fronts passing through the Charleston area resulting in small but rideable surf much of the work week. Swell looks to start the week more ENE direction then rotating more favorably for folly out of the ESE direction mid-week. We will keep you in the loop throughout.

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