Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean early. Chop later.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-stomach. Chest sets.
Dangers: Rip-current risk.
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 Friday, October 23 at 8:30 a.m.    

Keep in mind, there are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

The Folly Beach Pier is now closed as they prepare to tear it down and build a new structure.

Surf at Folly is showing waist-to-stomach high with a rare chest-high set. It’s super drained out on the lower tide this morning, but should improve and pick up a bit on the incoming tide later this morning.

Winds are very light from the west, and surf zone is very clean.

Look for winds to come more onshore from the east and increase around 10 by mid-afternoon. This should add some bump and a wind-chop to the surf zone.  

We are coming off a low tide, high tide will be at 2:30 p.m. The next low tide will be at 8:39 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 7.4 ft at 14 seconds in a long-period east ground swell.    

Surf should pick up through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-stomach high, early. Easterly winds will get into it a bit this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to continue a bit smaller on Saturday as Hurricane Epsilon begins to move north. There should be some rideable leftovers for your Saturday. We also have Invest 95 firing up again south of the Caribbean, and it could move into our swell window, but it’s not looking super promising right now. We should see some pre-frontal trade-wind swell during the middle of next week, as a cold front approaches late week.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist into this weekend. A weak cold front is forecasted to move through the region early next week followed by another front late next week.”

It’s 72* this morning with clouds at the beach and showers. Look for a high today around 77* and mostly cloudy skies with some sun possible this afternoon. There is a chance for a shower.

Water temperature is 72*.

Sunrise is at 7:30 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:36 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf should pick up through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-stomach high, early. Easterly winds will get into it a bit this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to continue a bit smaller on Saturday as Hurricane Epsilon begins to move north. There should be some rideable leftovers for your Saturday. We also have Invest 95 firing up again south of the Caribbean, and it could move into our swell window, but it’s not looking super promising right now. We should see some pre-frontal trade-wind swell during the middle of next week, as a cold front approaches late week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist into this weekend. A weak cold front is forecasted to move through the region early next week followed by another front late next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, drift. Semi-clean, early. Choppy for later.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-chest. Slightly larger.
Dangers: None.
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 and forecast for Thursday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m.    

Keep in mind, there are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

The Folly Beach Pier is now closed as they prepare to tear it down and build a new structure.

Surf at Folly is showing waist-to-stomach high with chest-high sets. Maybe slightly bigger on a set.  It is closing out at bit on the lower tide this morning but looks kind of fun in an easterly ground swell.

Winds are moderate from the north at around 10 to 15 knots, and surf is side-shore and bumpy, but There are some clean sections.

Look for winds to come more onshore from the east and increase around 15 to 20 by mid-afternoon. Might want to get on it this morning before surf gets choppy later today.

We have a high tide at 1:28 p.m. and a low tide at 7:38 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 4.4 ft at 10 seconds in a long-period east/south-east ground swell.    

Surf look fun through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-chest high. Easterly winds will get into it this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to continue late week as Hurricane Epsilon – south-east of Bermuda – gains strength and begins to move north. This should pick surf up easterly ground-swell through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east to east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist across the area through the rest of this week. A weak cold front is expected to push across the region this weekend. Another front is forecast to reach the forecast area by Wednesday, possibly remaining as a stationary front into late next week.”

It’s 73* this morning with clouds at the beach. Look for a high today around 78* and mostly cloudy skies today. There is a chance for a shower.

Water temperature is 72*.

Sunrise is at 7:29 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:37 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf look fun through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-chest high. Easterly winds will get into it this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to continue late week as Hurricane Epsilon – south-east of Bermuda – gains strength and begins to move north. This should pick surf up easterly ground-swell through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east to east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist across the area through the rest of this week. A weak cold front is expected to push across the region this weekend. Another front is forecast to reach the forecast area by Wednesday, possibly remaining as a stationary front into late next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Bumpy, semi-clean. Side-shore. Choppy for afternoon.
Wave Forecast: Waist-to-stomach. Chest sets. Occ. a little bigger.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Some.
Parking: Cars at key surf spots.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, October 21 at 8:30 a.m.    

Keep in mind, there are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

The Folly Beach Pier is now closed as they prepare to tear it down and build a new structure.

Surf at Folly is showing waist-to-stomach high with chest-high sets. Maybe slightly bigger on a set.  Looks kind of fun in an easterly ground swell.

Winds are moderate from the north at around 10 knots, and surf is side-shore, bumpy but fairly clean, early.    

Look for winds to come more onshore from the east and increase around 15 to 20 this afternoon. Might want to get on it this morning before surf gets choppy later today.

We have a high tide at 12:27 a.m. and a low tide at 6:38 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 3.9 ft at 10 seconds in a long-period east/north-east ground swell.    

Surf look fun through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-chest high with a plus set. Easterly winds will get into it this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to pick up mid-week as a possible Hurricane Epsilon gains strength south-east of Bermuda. This should pick surf up easterly ground-swell beginning Wednesday and will likely increase surf through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell. So, look for ground swell to pick up mid-week and carry for several days. 

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist into this weekend.”

It’s 70* this morning with clouds at the beach. Look for a high today around 79* and cloudy skies most of the day.

Water temperature is 72*.

Sunrise is at 7:28 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:39 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Surf look fun through the high tide early afternoon. It’s averaging waist-to-chest high with a plus set. Easterly winds will get into it this afternoon, chopping things up. Look for surf to pick up mid-week as a possible Hurricane Epsilon gains strength south-east of Bermuda. This should pick surf up easterly ground-swell beginning Wednesday and will likely increase surf through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell. So, look for ground swell to pick up mid-week and carry for several days.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “Weak high pressure and a coastal trough will persist into this weekend.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, Semi-choppy. Slight drift north-to-south.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Slightly larger.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Not bad.
Parking: Plenty. Parking restrictions have been lifted.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Tuesday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m.    

Keep in mind, there are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

The Folly Beach Pier is now closed as they prepare to tear it down and build a new structure.

Surf at Folly is showing knee-to-thigh. Maybe slightly bigger.  Looking at semi-choppy, weak, side-shore conditions.  The long-board is probably the best bet, today.

Winds are still moderate out of the north-east at around 10 to 12 knots, making for slightly drifty conditions.     

Look for winds to come more onshore from the north-east this afternoon at 10 to 15 knots. Surf should stay slightly drifty and get semi-choppy this afternoon.

We have a high tide at 11:28 a.m. and a low tide at 5:41 pm.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy data is showing 3.6 ft at 5 seconds in a short-period easterly swell.   

We still have some high-angled easterly swell in the water as the tide come in this morning with slightly drifty conditions averaging knee-to-thigh high and semi-choppy. Look for surf to pick up mid-week as a possible hurricane begins to take shape south-east of Bermuda. It is already been named Tropical Storm Epsilon. This should pick surf up in Easterly ground-swell beginning Wednesday and will likely increase surf through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell. So, look for ground swell to pick up mid-week and carry for several days. 

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure and a weak coastal trough will persist into late week. A cold front might approach this weekend.”

It’s 70* this morning with clouds at the beach. Look for a high today around 79* and cloudy skies most of the day.

Water temperature is 72*.

Sunrise is at 7:28 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:39 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We still have some high-angled easterly swell in the water as the tide come in this morning with slightly drifty conditions averaging knee-to-thigh high and semi-choppy. Look for surf to pick up mid-week as a possible hurricane begins to take shape south-east of Bermuda. It is already been named Tropical Storm Epsilon. This should pick surf up in Easterly ground-swell beginning Wednesday and will likely increase surf through the latter part of the work week into Saturday. Winds will trend moderate north-east for the period, so expect some drift in the swell. So, look for ground swell to pick up mid-week and carry for several days.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure and a weak coastal trough will persist into late week. A cold front might approach this weekend.”

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