Time of Report: 8:00am
Surf Conditions: glassy
Wave Forecast: ankle to knee high
Dangers: be safe!
Traffic: none
Parking: plenty
Video:

Good Morning. This is Annie with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Wednesday, August 16 at 8 a.m.

Waves at The Washout are ankle high and unfortunately the swell has now passed us.

Winds are west at 5 knots, and surf is glassy.

Wind should remain out of the West today before becoming SW later this afternoon and into the rest of the week.

We have a low tide at 9:11 a.m., followed by high at 2:57 p.m. The next low tide will be at 10:05 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is reading 3.5 ft. at 5 seconds in short period SSW swell.

Surf will continue to decrease over the next couple of days as high pressure continues to move into the area. We’ll see a cold front move in over the weekend which could produce some smaller ground swell. Otherwise, we’ll have to keep our eyes on the tropics to see what happens into next week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will remain in control as troughing persists across the Mid-Atlantic region and inland into late week. A cold front will approach this weekend, likely falling apart early next week as high pressure returns.”

It is 82* with sunny skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 92* with a 30% chance of rain.

Sunset is at 8:03 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:44 a.m.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A front across the area will lift north this afternoon. High pressure will gradually rebuild from the Atlantic Friday through early next week. A cold front may approach the area later Monday or Tuesday.”

We have a few low pressure systems rolling around in the Atlantic, one just formed near The Bahamas overnight, and Invest 99L is a few hundred miles east/north east of the Northern Leeward Islands. The first is creating squalls and rain for the Bahamas, and should roll north into our swell window Friday into Saturday. I would not expect much swell with this, but the unsettled seas should keep small south swell rolling into our beaches averaging thigh high with bigger sets in south wind waves for Friday and Saturday. Invest 99L is a few hundred miles east/north east of the Northern Leeward Islands, and not much development is forecast, but it should be in our swell window and send longer-period ground swell in the waist to chest high range our way late Sunday, Monday into Tuesday fading some on Wednesday. Early week, we do expect some south-west winds ahead of a cold front, which is never good sign for a clean, long-period ground swell. But there are some waves in the forecast, so plan to go surf if you can.
-Bates Hagood, Ocean Surf Shop

Time of Report: 8:00am
Surf Conditions: Clean early, chop later.
Wave Forecast: Waist to stomach. Bigger.
Dangers: Work.
Traffic: Moderately busy.
Parking: Cars at key surf spots.
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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Tuesday, August 15 at 8 a.m.
Waves at The Washout are waist to stomach high with an occasional bigger set.
Winds are west at 5 knots, surf is clean early this morning. Ground-swell is draining out some at the lower tide this morning, but should get better form as the tide rolls in.
We expect south-west winds at 10 to 15 knots late this afternoon and surf will be semi-choppy late in the day.
We have a low tide at 8:10 a.m., and a high tide will be at 2:33 p.m. The next low tide is at 8:58 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 3.6 ft. at 10 seconds in long period ESE swell.
Surf should be fun for today, averaging waist to stomach high with an occasional bigger set in semi-glassy conditions. Hurricane Gert in the Western Atlantic moves east/north-east of our beaches this morning, and should continue to push in easterly swell for your Tuesday. Tropical swell begins to fade some on Wednesday. We see south-west wind swell for your weekend, and then there are two more tropical disturbances on the forecast map in the Atlantic these could put tropical swell back in our forecast for next week. It’s that magical time of year.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will remain in control as troughing persists across the Mid-Atlantic and inland into late week. A cold front may approach the area this weekend.”
It is 77* with sunny skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 91* with a 20% chance of rain.
Sunset is at 8:03 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:43 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Time of Report: 8:30
Surf Conditions: semi-glassy
Wave Forecast: waist high
Dangers: none
Traffic: none
Parking: plenty
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Good Morning. This is Chadwith your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Monday, August 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Waves at The Washout are waist to stomach high with an occasional bigger set.

Winds are WSW at 5 knots, surf is fairly clean.

We expect south-west winds at 10 knots this afternoon and surf will be semi-choppy later in the day.

We’re just coming off of a low tide and high tide will be at 1:39 a.m. the next low tide will be at 7:52 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is reading 3.6 ft. at 8 seconds in medium period ESE swell.

Surf looks fun this morning as the tide rolls in, averaging waist high with an occasional bigger set in semi-glassy conditions. We do expect continued swell this week as a low pressure system moves just north of our marine area and produces some wind and storms. We are continuing to monitor a low near the Western Atlantic that could enhance south-easterly swell early this week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “The area will remain situated between general troughing across the Southeast and Atlantic high pressure as Tropical Depression 8 passes well offshore through Tuesday. High pressure will build in through the second half of the week.  It is 83* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 87* with a 50% chance of rain.

Sunset is at 8:09 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:39 a.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Time of Report: 8:00
Surf Conditions: semi-choppy, bump.
Wave Forecast: waist to stomach
Dangers: none
Traffic: Busy
Parking: Cars at key surf spots
Video:

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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Sunday, August 13 at 8:30 a.m.
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Waves at The Washout are waist to stomach high with rib high sets. It looks to build some as the tide comes in.
Winds are west/south west at 5 knots, and surf is semi-choppy and bumpy at the morning’s low tide.
We expect south winds at 10 knots this afternoon and surf gets bumpy and semi-choppy later in the day.
The first high tide will be at 12:32 p.m. Low tide will be at 6:21 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 3.9 ft. at 8 seconds in medium period south-east swell.
Surf looks fun this morning as the tide rolls in, averaging waist to stomach high in semi-clean ground swell. Tropical depression 8 continues to organize just north-east of the Bahamas. This will enhance south-easterly ground swell later today and into the start of the work week. Winds trend south/south-west for the next several days, adding a bit of bump to what should be some fun swell.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “The area will remain situated between general troughing across the Southeast and Atlantic high pressure as Tropical Depression 8 passes well offshore through Tuesday. High pressure will build in through the second half of the week.
It is 80* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 88* with a 20% chance of rain.
Sunset is at 8:09 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:39 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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