Time of Report: 11:30AM
Surf Conditions: choppy
Wave Forecast: shin to knee
Dangers: icy roads
Traffic: none, icy
Parking: plenty
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Good morning, this is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m.   

Folly Beach is open for business. Bridges and roads are good, just drive slowly. We are opening at 11:30 today, and will be open at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The water temperature is 42*. Don’t know if that’s a record, but it is as cold as we have seen it here in at least eight years. It won’t warm up until early next week, and then probably into the upper-40s*.

Surf at the Washout this morning is shin to knee high. It is choppy and cold in the surf zone.

Winds are NNE at 10-15 knots, and are expected to stay about the same all day.  

We had a high tide at 11:20 a.m., and a low tide will be at 5:27 p.m

Edisto buoy is reading 4.9 ft. at 10 seconds in a combination of high angle north-east wind swell and medium period north-east swell.   

Surf is looking pretty small and cold this morning as high-angled, north-wind swell develops off-shore. We might see some north-east wind swell develop Sunday, but the swell is super steep and most of the swell is passing us by. Then we see south-east wind swell average waist to stomach high for Monday, which is probably the best bet for a good swell angle and some warmer air temperatures.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Arctic high pressure will prevail through the weekend. The high will move into the Atlantic Monday, as a frontal system develops to the south. Another region of high pressure builds in during the middle of next week, with low pressure and its associated cold front to approach late in the week.”

It is sunny and 30* as we roll into afternoon. Look for a high of 36* and sun today. It’s still really cold.

Water temperature is down to 42*. That’s about as cold as I have seen it in these parts.

Sunset is at 5:27 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7:22 a.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is looking pretty small and cold this morning as high-angled, north-wind swell develops off-shore. We might see some north-east wind swell develop Sunday, but the swell is super steep and most of the swell is passing us by. Then we see south-east wind swell average waist to stomach high for Monday, which is probably the best bet for a good swell angle and some warmer air temperatures.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Arctic high pressure will prevail through the weekend. The high will move into the Atlantic Monday, as a frontal system develops to the south. Another region of high pressure builds in during the middle of next week, with low pressure and its associated cold front to approach late in the week.”

Time of Report: 11:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Very clean and cold.
Wave Forecast: Knee.
Dangers: Cold. Water temp is 42* air is 35!
Traffic: Not much.
Parking: More than you'll ever see at Folly.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Folly Beach is open for business. Bridges and roads are good, just drive slowly. We are opening at noon today, and will be open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The water temperature is 42*. Don’t know if that’s a record, but it is as cold as we have seen it here in at least eight years. It won’t warm up until early next week, and then probably into the upper-40s*.
Surf at the Washout this morning is flat to knee high. It is very clean and cold in the surf zone.
Winds are north-west at 10 knots, and are expected west at 10 knots today.
We had a high tide at 10:19 a.m., and a low tide will be at 4:34 p.m.
Edisto buoy is reading 3.3 ft. at 6 seconds in a combination of high angle north-east wind swell and medium period north-east swell.
Surf is looking pretty small and cold this weekend as high-angled, north-wind swell develops off-shore. We could see some north-east wind swell develop Sunday, then we see south-east wind swell average waist to stomach high for Monday, which is probably the best bet for a good swell angle and some warmer air temperatures.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Arctic high pressure will prevail through the weekend. The high will move into the Atlantic Monday, as a frontal system develops to the south. Another region of high pressure builds in during the middle of next week, with low pressure and its associated cold front to approach late in the week.”
It is sunny and 33* as we roll into afternoon. Look for a high of 38* and sun today. It’s still really cold.
Water temperature is down to 42*. That’s about as cold as I have seen it in these parts.
Sunset is at 5:27 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7:22 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf is looking pretty small and cold this weekend as high-angled, north-wind swell develops off-shore. We could see some north-east wind swell develop Sunday, then we see south-east wind swell average waist to stomach high for Monday, which is probably the best bet for a good swell angle and some warmer air temperatures.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Drifty, side-shore. Semi-choppy.
Wave Forecast: Thigh to waist.
Dangers: Ice, snow.
Traffic: Bridges iced. No traffic. Lots of police.
Parking: Slippery.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
The bridges are pretty icy this morning on the way out here to Folly, so if you are on the roads, be careful. They are working on them now, but don’t be surprised to see them closed. We will be closed today so our employees don’t have to get on the roads.
Surf at the Washout this morning is thigh to waist high with the surf way up in the rocks at the high tide. Waves are side-shore and semi-choppy with some drift.
Winds are north/north-east at 15 to 18 knots, expected to be north at 20 to 25 knots this afternoon, and we should see drifty, blown out surf this afternoon with side-shore winds.
We have a high tide as of report time, and low tide will be at 2:51 p.m. The next high tide will be at 9 p.m.
Edisto buoy is reading 7.2 ft. at 7 seconds in high angled north-east wind swell. Most of the swell is pushing past the beach.
We see surf averaging waist high today as a low pressure system approaches our coast from the south. We have freezing rain, snow and sleet and drifty conditions. Extreme winds becoming gale force on Thursday will certainly rough up the surf and side-shore conditions will continue, making the surf unfavorable.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A strengthening storm system passing offshore will bring significant impacts from winter weather to the area today into this evening. Arctic high pressure will continue through the rest of the week, then a cold front could affect the area early next week.
We have freezing rain out here this morning, and the roads are a mess. It is 30*. Look for a high of 31* with freezing rain, sleet and some snow.
Water temperature is down to 47*. That’s about as cold as I have seen it in these parts.
Sunset is at 5:25 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7:22 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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Weekly Wave Forecast:

We see surf averaging waist high today as a low pressure system approaches our coast from the south. We have freezing rain, snow and sleet and drifty conditions. Extreme winds becoming gale force on Thursday will certainly rough up the surf and side-shore conditions will continue, making the surf unfavorable.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: sideshore, drifty
Wave Forecast: stomach high
Dangers: freezing!
Traffic: none
Parking: plenty
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Good morning, this is Annie with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:30 a.m.

Most of the store marked down 20%-40%!

Surf at the Washout this morning is waist high with a frequent stomach high set. Waves are sideshore and blown out.

Winds are NNE at 20 to 25 knots, and this should continue all day.

Low tide will be at 2:00 pm followed by high tide at 8:05 pm.

Edisto buoy is reading 8.5 ft. at 5.5 seconds in high angled ENE wind swell. Most of the swell is pushing past the beach.

We see surf averaging stomach high plus today and tomorrow then tapering off towards the end of the week.  Extreme winds becoming gail force on Thursday will certainly rough up the surf and sideshore conditions will continue, making the surf unfavorable.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure will build in from the west and northwest and continue through this evening. A low pressure trough will form over the far southern waters late tonight, with a low pressure system developing off of the southeast coast on Wednesday.

It is 23* and sunny this morning. The wind chill is in the teens. Look for sun today and a high of 38*

Water temperature is down to 52*.  That’s darn cold!

Sunset is at 5:25 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7:22 a.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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Folly Beach, SC 29429
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