Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Choppy, poor form. Choppy all day.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach set.
Dangers: Covid-19. Social distancing rules apply.
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 Tuesday, May 19 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. There is an occ. stomach set.

Winds are south-west at 10 to 12 knots, and surf-zone is choppy and disorganized, but rideable.     

Look for increasing south-easterly winds at 10 to 20 knots this afternoon, with building, choppy south wind swell in the forecast.

Tide is now going out. We have a low tide at 12:20 p.m., and a high tide will be at 6:45 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading  3.6 feet at 6 seconds in a fresh 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 more, small 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 south winds on it, but at least there should be something to ride this week. Surf looks to get smaller for the weekend as high pressure sets up

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Deep low pressure will linger to the west for much of the week. Atlantic high pressure will build toward the area during the weekend and linger through the middle of next week.

It’s 74 today with sun this morning. Look for a high of 79 with a chance of a thunderstorm later today.  

Water temperature is around 75*.  

Sunrise is at 6:18 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:14 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 more, small 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 south winds on it, but at least there should be something to ride this week. Surf looks to get smaller for the weekend as high pressure sets up
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Deep low pressure will linger to the west for much of the week. Atlantic high pressure will build toward the area during the weekend and linger through the middle of next week.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean early, bump later.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach.
Dangers: Social distancing, COVID-19.
Traffic: Not too much.
Parking: Lots of cars at key surf spots.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Monday, May 18 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. There is a stomach set. Maybe a bit bigger. It looks fun once again, but smaller than it has been.  

Winds are west at 5 to 8 knots, and surf-zone is clean.   

Look for increasing south-westerly winds at 10 knots this afternoon, adding some bump to a fading swell.  

We have a low tide at 11:04 a.m., and a high tide will be at 6:01 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 4 ft. at 9 seconds in a south-east ground swell. Plenty of swell at the buoy this morning, and this should fade some this afternoon, but likely still something to ride.

Tropical storm Arthur heads for the Outer Banks today. Swell fades some today, as south-west winds add some bump to fading swell this afternoon. We see more, small south-east wind swell fill in mid-Tuesday as a deep upper-level low lingers off-shore. This should continue into mid-week. There will be south winds on it, but at least there should be something to ride this week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Tropical Storm Arthur will near the North Carolina Outer Banks today before moving out to sea. Deep low pressure will linger to the west for much of this week before a ridge of high pressure builds in for next weekend.

It’s 73 today with clouds this morning. Look for a high of 84 with sun/passing clouds and a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.

Water temperature is around 73*.  

Sunrise is at 6:18 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:14 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Tropical storm Arthur heads for the Outer Banks today. Swell fades some today, as south-west winds add some bump to fading swell this afternoon. We see more, small south-east wind swell fill in mid-Tuesday as a deep upper-level low lingers off-shore. This should continue into mid-week. There will be south winds on it, but at least there should be something to ride this week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Tropical Storm Arthur will near the North Carolina Outer Banks today before moving out to sea. Deep low pressure will linger to the west for much of this week before a ridge of high pressure builds in for next weekend.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, choppy. Drifty.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-chest. Head sets.
Dangers: Traffic. Covid-19. Social Distancing.
Traffic: Unmanageable.
Parking: None.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, May 17 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 5 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the waist-to-chest. There are head high sets in ground-swell lines from tropical storm Arthur, which formed overnight.

Winds are north/north-east at 15 knots, and surf is side-shore and getting choppy in ground swell lines. There is a drift, north-to-south, down the beach.  

Look for increasing north-easterly winds at 15 to 20 grinding up groundswell surf for afternoon.

We have a low tide at 10:56a.m., and a high tide will be at 5:15 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 7 ft. at 9 seconds in an east/south-east ground swell. Plenty of swell at the buoy, and we will have some surf all day.

Tropical storm Arthur formed overnight. The storm is south-west of our shores. The storm will send surf in for today as it heads for the Outer Banks. Winds will pick up north-east this afternoon, with a possible quick clean up for Monday morning as the swell begins to fade, and Arthur moves out of our swell window. We see more south-east wind swell fill in Tuesday as an upper-level low lingers off-shore.  

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Tropical Storm Arthur will remain east of the area as it moves toward the North Carolina Outer Banks Monday. Upper level low pressure will linger west of the area for much of next week, then high pressure will build in next weekend. Refer to the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Arthur issued by the National Hurricane Center.”

It’s 75 today with sun this morning. Look for a high of 79 with sun and a chance for an afternoon thunderstorm.

Water temperature is around 73*.  

Sunrise is at 6:18 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:14 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Tropical storm Arthur formed overnight. The storm is south-west of our shores. The storm will send surf in for today as it heads for the Outer Banks. Winds will pick up north-east this afternoon, with a possible quick clean up for Monday morning as the swell begins to fade, and Arthur moves out of our swell window. We see more south-east wind swell fill in Tuesday as an upper-level low lingers off-shore.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Tropical Storm Arthur will remain east of the area as it moves toward the North Carolina Outer Banks Monday. Upper level low pressure will linger west of the area for much of next week, then high pressure will build in next weekend. Refer to the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Arthur issued by the National Hurricane Center.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-clean, early. Chop for later. Ground-swell.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-chest. Slight bigger.
Dangers: Covid-19.
Traffic: Busy as a one-armed paper hanger.
Parking: None.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, May 16 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 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the waist-to-stomach high range, with a chest high set in a south-easterly ground swell. Maybe a big bigger from time to time.  It is pretty fun out here this morning, and there are about 5,000 of your best friends out to surf with you.

Winds are east/north-east at 5 knots, and surf is semi-clean in ground swell lines. It is starting to close out at the lower tide.

Look for increasing easterly winds chopping up groundswell surf for afternoon.

We have a low tide at 10:10 a.m., and a high tide will be at 4:25 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 5.6 ft. at 8 seconds in a south-easterly ground swell. Plenty of swell at the buoy, and we will have some surf all day.

We have a low pressure system with possible tropical development currently near the eastern tip of Florida that should develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours. It should send surf in for the next few days, but winds will pick up north-east for Sunday, with a possible quick clean up for Monday as the swell begins to fade, and the low moves north-east over the next two days.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A low pressure system is expected to develop off the Florida east coast today, then move north through early next week. A cold front will move into the area on Tuesday before weak high pressure rebuilds later in the week.”

It’s 74 today with sun this morning. Look for a high of 78 with sun and some passing clouds today.

Water temperature is around 72*.  

Sunrise is at 6:19 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:12 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We have a low pressure system with possible tropical development currently near the eastern tip of Florida that should develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours. It should send surf in for the next few days, but winds will pick up north-east for Sunday, with a possible quick clean up for Monday as the swell begins to fade, and the low moves north-east over the next two days.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A low pressure system is expected to develop off the Florida east coast today, then move north through early next week. A cold front will move into the area on Tuesday before weak high pressure rebuilds later in the week.”

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