Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-clean, early. Choppy by early afternoon.
Wave Forecast: Thigh to waist.
Dangers: Confederates holding on to the past.
Traffic: Busy.
Parking: Not too much.
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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Waves at The Washout are knee to thigh high with a rare waist high set in weak south-westerly wind swell.
Winds are west/south-west at 10 knots, and surf is semi-clean.
Look for wind to go south at 15 knots late in the day. Surf will be choppy this afternoon, and could pick up in southerly wind swell as the tide comes in late.
Low tide will be at 12:15 p.m. The next high tide will be at 6:44 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 3.6 ft. at 5 seconds in short period south/south-west wind swell.
We’ll see a cold front move near the coast over the weekend and dissipate, which should produce weak, choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range today. Wind-swell fades out some on Sunday. We have a tropical system – 92L- moving into our swell window during the early part of next week. The system it is predicted to move to our south and should push up some swell Wednesday of next week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak cold front will linger inland over the SE this weekend. Broad low pressure is expected to move nearby from the western Atlantic on Monday. High pressure will return Tuesday and Wednesday.
It is 82* with sunny skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 91* with a 40% chance of rain. There is a heat advisory in effect.
Water temperature is 86*.
Sunset is at 8 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:45 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We’ll see a cold front move near the coast over the weekend and dissipate, which should produce weak, choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range today. Wind-swell fades out some on Sunday. We have a tropical system – 92L- moving into our swell window during the early part of next week. The system it is predicted to move to our south and should push up some swell Wednesday of next week.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-chop, going choppy later.
Wave Forecast: Ankle to knee.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Moderately busy.
Parking: Still some to be found.
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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, August 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Waves at The Washout are ankle high with a knee high set.
Winds are west/south-west at 10 knots, and surf is semi-choppy and weak.
Look for wind to go south at 15 knots late in the day. Surf will be choppy this afternoon.
We have a low tide at 11:16 a.m., and high tide will at 5:46 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 2.6 ft. at 4 seconds in short period south-west wind swell.
We’ll see a cold front move near the coast over the weekend and dissipate, which should produce weak, choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range for Saturday. Wind-swell fades out some on Sunday. We have a tropical system – 92L- moving into our swell window during the early part of next week. The system it is predicted to move to our south and should push up some swell Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will remain in control as troughing persists inland through late this week. A cold front will dissipate as it approaches the area this weekend. High pressure will then return early next week before another cold front likely affects the area for mid-week.”
It is 82* with sunny skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 91* with a 20% chance of rain. There is a heat advisory in effect.
Water temperature is 86*.
Sunset is at 8 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:45 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We’ll see a cold front move near the coast over the weekend and dissipate, which should produce weak, choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range for Saturday. Wind-swell fades out some on Sunday. We have a tropical system – 92L- moving into our swell window during the early part of next week. The system it is predicted to move to our south and should push up some swell Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Clean early, chop later.
Wave Forecast: Ankle to knee.
Dangers: Back to school!
Traffic: None. Back to school!
Parking: Plenty.
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Good Morning. This is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report for Thursday, August 17 at 8:30 a.m.
It’s not the worst day to go back to school if you are a surfer.
Waves at The Washout are ankle high with a knee high set.
Winds are west/south-west at 5 knots, and surf is clean.
Wind should remain from the west/south-west today at 10 knots, going south at 10 knots late in the day.
We have a low tide at 10:14 a.m., and high tide will at 4:43 p.m.
Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 4 seconds in short period south-west wind 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 near the coast over the weekend which could produce choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range. There are three low pressure areas moving off the coast of Africa. This could bode well for our surf forecast a week out, though development of these systems will be hampered by high pressure over the Central Atlantic.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will remain in control as troughing persists inland through late this week. A cold front will approach this weekend, likely falling apart early next week as high pressure returns. Another cold front will approach during the middle of the week.”
It is 83* with sunny skies this morning. Expect partly cloudy skies today and a high of 91* with a 60% chance of rain. There is a heat advisory in effect.
Water temperature is 86*.
Sunset is at 8:03 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:44 a.m.
Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast:

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 near the coast over the weekend which could produce choppy south-westerly wind swell in the waist high range. There are three low pressure areas moving off the coast of Africa. This could bode well for our surf forecast a week out, though development of these systems will be hampered by high pressure over the Central Atlantic.

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

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