Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean. Side-shore. Surface chop for later.
Wave Forecast: Thigh. Maybe waist sporadically.
Dangers: Pregnant mermaids.
Traffic: Arrrrrrrghhhh.
Parking: Arrrrrrrghhhh.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, September 24 at 8 a.m.  

The Mermaids and Maties Festival is being held on Folly Beach today. So, make sure to drink your weight in Captain Morgan’s Rum and be somebody. And for sure realize that traffic is going to be as backed up as a pirate that’s been eating beef jerky for three months at sea.

Surf at the pier this morning is knee-to-thigh high.  There is a sporadic waist high set. The Fiona swell has moved out of our swell window. It’s not going off or anything. No need to get worked up today about who dropped in on you and/or how long you’ve been a local. Not really worth arguing about this morning.

Winds are north at 5 knots, and surf zone is sides-shore, but overall clean.

We see north winds at 10 knots later this morning. Becoming easterly at 10 this afternoon. This should create some surface chop on the surf later today.

We had a high tide at sunrise. Low tide is at 1:23 p.m. High tide will be at 7:40 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is 4.3 feet at 10 seconds in a long-period easterly swell, most of which is moving past our beaches.   

The Fiona swell has faded, but the party is back at Folly with the Mermaids and Maties Festival taking place today. So yes, the traffic is backed up, and you’ll need to pull some money to walk along Center Street today. Looking ahead surf is small for the first half of the work week, but we are now tracking Tropical Storm Ian. This system could be troublesome and perhaps upset our lives a bit. Keep an eye on it. It is forecast become unruly and move north out of the Caribbean and through Florida and into our general vicinity.  Kind of like your pirate stepdad did. (p.s. I love my stepdad). Either way, keep an eye on it for late next week. Surf could pick up in a short-period north-east wind swell with no long period ground swell in the forecast. “Earl and Fiona, thank you – signed, A Guy who can read a buoy.”

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will persist through the weekend. A cold front will push across the region Monday before high pressure quickly returns. Tropical low pressure could impact the region mid to late next week. Refer to the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Ian issued by the National Hurricane Center.”

Water Temperature is around 81*.

It’s beautiful at the beach this morning. It’s 66* and sunny. Look for a high of 76* with sun today.  It is perfect beach weather for the Mate a Mermaid Festival.

Sunrise is at 7:08 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:15 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Weekly Wave Forecast:

The Fiona swell has faded, but the party is back at Folly with the Mermaids and Maties Festival taking place today. So yes, the traffic is backed up, and you’ll need to pull some money to walk along Center Street today. Looking ahead surf is small for the first half of the work week, but we are now tracking Tropical Storm Ian. This system could be troublesome and perhaps upset our lives a bit. Keep an eye on it. It is forecast become unruly and move north out of the Caribbean and through Florida and into our general vicinity. Kind of like your pirate stepdad did. (p.s. I love my stepdad). Either way, keep an eye on it for late next week. Surf could pick up in a short-period north-east wind swell with no long period ground swell in the forecast. “Earl and Fiona, thank you – signed, A Guy who can read a buoy.”
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will persist through the weekend. A cold front will push across the region Monday before high pressure quickly returns. Tropical low pressure could impact the region mid to late next week. Refer to the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Ian issued by the National Hurricane Center.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, semi-chop. High angled. Lots of drift.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-chest. Occ. head set.
Dangers: Rip-currents.
Traffic: Some.
Parking: Some. Better thank yesterday.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, September 23 at 8:30 a.m.

The Mermaids and Mayties Festival will be Saturday at Folly, so make sure to plan accordingly if you are coming to the beach. Center Street will be shut down.

Surf at Folly this morning is still running pretty big. Around waist-to-chest high with a head set.

Problem is the winds are strong side-shore, from the north at 20 to 25 knots after a cold front passage last night. So, surf is semi-choppy and there is a ton of drift down the beach. Waves have a high north angle on them. Lots of current and rip-tides today. Crowd isn’t so bad, though.

Winds come slightly more onshore from the north-east this afternoon at 15 to 20 knots, and we see semi-choppy surf this afternoon as the Fiona swell begins to fade some.  

We had a high tide at first light. Low tide is at 12:38 a.m. High tide will be at 7 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is has increased again overnight. It is 10.2 feet feet at 10 seconds in a long-period south/south-east ground swell from Hurricane Fiona.  

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. If you don’t know how to surf, don’t paddle out today. Winds are strong north (this morning) north-east (for afternoon) today behind a cold front. Look for lots of drift down the beach today. Swell is likely to hold and begin to fade some this afternoon. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds. Surf looks small for Sunday.

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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, September 23 at 8:30 a.m.
The Mermaids and Mayties Festival will be Saturday at Folly, so make sure to plan accordingly if you are coming to the beach. Center Street will be shut down.
Surf at Folly this morning is still running pretty big. Around waist-to-chest high with a head set.
Problem is the winds are strong side-shore, from the north at 20 to 25 knots after a cold front passage last night. So, surf is semi-choppy and there is a ton of drift down the beach. Waves have a high north angle on them. Lots of current and rip-tides today. Crowd isn’t so bad, though.
Winds come slightly more onshore from the north-east this afternoon at 15 to 20 knots, and we see semi-choppy surf this afternoon as the Fiona swell begins to fade some.
We had a high tide at first light. Low tide is at 12:38 a.m. High tide will be at 7 p.m.
The Edisto Buoy is has increased again overnight. It is 10.2 feet feet at 10 seconds in a long-period south/south-east ground swell from Hurricane Fiona.
Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. If you don’t know how to surf, don’t paddle out today. Winds are strong north (this morning) north-east (for afternoon) today behind a cold front. Look for lots of drift down the beach today. Swell is likely to hold and begin to fade some this afternoon. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds. Surf looks small for Sunday.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean, early. Slight current north-to-south. Choppier this afternoon.
Wave Forecast: Chest/Head. Bigger. Going off, early.
Dangers: If you're a beginner, don't drown. Rip currents, current.
Traffic: Yes. Lots.
Parking: Good luck.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, September 22 at 8 a.m.

Surf at Folly this morning is much bigger than it was yesterday. It’s running chest to head high with sets to slightly overhead. Don’t worry, every surfer within driving distance is here to surf it with you.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is on for today. There are some barrels to be had for sure. It is very foggy out here this morning, so sorry for the grainy pictures.

Winds are north/north-west at 5 knots, and surf zone is clean.  

Unfortunately winds will come south-west this afternoon at 10 to 15, and surf should get some side-shore chop in it, but the ground swell will still be pushing through.

Low tide is at 11:52 a.m. High tide will be at 6:18 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is has significantly increased overnight. It is 6.6 feet at 12 seconds in a long-period south/south-east ground swell from Hurricane Fiona.  

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. It is big, so if you are a beginning surfer, it’s not the best day for a paddle out. Look for south-west winds to pick up this afternoon and cross up the ground swell a bit. Swell should continue Friday. Winds come strong north (morning) north-east (afternoon) on Friday behind a cold front. Might be cleaner tomorrow morning, but there will be drift. Swell is likely to hold. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will push offshore tonight, followed by cooler high pressure through the weekend. Another cold front may move through the region on Monday.

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with heavy fog this morning. Look for a high of 86* today with sun this afternoon.

Sunrise is at 7:08 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. It is big, so if you are a beginning surfer, it’s not the best day for a paddle out. Look for south-west winds to pick up this afternoon and cross up the ground swell a bit. Swell should continue Friday. Winds come strong north (morning) north-east (afternoon) on Friday behind a cold front. Might be cleaner tomorrow morning, but there will be drift. Swell is likely to hold. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will push offshore tonight, followed by cooler high pressure through the weekend. Another cold front may move through the region on Monday.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean. Semi-clean for afternoon. Maybe a little surface chop.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach set.
Dangers: Expectations and projections.
Traffic: Not terrible.
Parking: Some to be had.
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Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m.   

Surf at Folly this morning is averaging thigh-to-waist high. There is a stomach set. It’s not as big as you might expect. It’s still better than summertime south-west wind slop, for sure. It could build on the rising tide early afternoon.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is still looking pretty good today if still not THAT big. Swell is forecast to build significantly overnight, and there should be a wave to ride all day.   

Winds are north/north-west at 5 knots, and surf zone is clean.  

Winds rotate east today around 5 to 8 knots. Not a lot of wind today, and surf should be pretty darn good all day.  

Low tide is at 11:02 a.m., and high tide will be at 5:32 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 feet at 9 seconds in a long-period south-east ground swell compliments of  Hurricane Fiona.

Ground swell is still coming in from Hurricane Fiona, If still not huge, at least rideable. We do expect to see swell get bigger late-day/overnight. Fiona will be our main swell-maker this week.  Look for more moderate winds and continued swell today. This swell builds overnight, with winds forecast to be westerly for Thursday morning, going south-west Thursday mid-afternoon. Could be a good run of waves through mid-week. Winds come strong north-east on Friday with choppy, drifty conditions and big swell, so get it mid-week if you can. Might be some leftovers for Saturday with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail to our northwest through tonight. A dry cold front is forecasted to move through the region Thursday night, followed by high pressure with cooler temperatures through the weekend.”

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with bright sun this morning. Look for a high of 84* and sun today.    

Sunrise is at 7:06 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:20 p.m. Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Ground swell is still coming in from Hurricane Fiona, If still not huge, at least rideable. We do expect to see swell get bigger late-day/overnight. Fiona will be our main swell-maker this week. Look for more moderate winds and continued swell today. This swell builds overnight, with winds forecast to be westerly for Thursday morning, going south-west Thursday mid-afternoon. Could be a good run of waves through mid-week. Winds come strong north-east on Friday with choppy, drifty conditions and big swell, so get it mid-week if you can. Might be some leftovers for Saturday with more moderate easterly winds.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail to our northwest through tonight. A dry cold front is forecasted to move through the region Thursday night, followed by high pressure with cooler temperatures through the weekend.”

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