Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, drifty. Semi-choppy.
Wave Forecast: Flat.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Some. Likely more later today.
Parking: Plenty early. A struggle, later.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Sunday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m.  

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  All moms get a free bar of Sticky Bumps wax today. Just mention the surf report at the counter.   

Waves at The Washout this morning are flat with a  fresh, strong north wind blowing down the beach.  

Winds are west north/north-east at 15 to 20, and surf is side-shore with some chop in the surf zone. There is a current down the beach, which should increase today.   

Look for winds to continue north/north-east today at 15 to 20. We see drifty, small north wind swell today.

We are coming off a low tide. High tide is at 2:09 p.m., and low tide will be at 7:56 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 4.3 feet at seconds in a short period north wind swell. This is passing straight by our beaches.

We see strong northerly flow to start the work week. This will send in high angled north-east wind swell, and most swell will pass our beaches, but there might be a drifty longboard wave out there starting Monday. We see changes mid-week when low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states, with blocking high pressure to the north. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Wednesday into Thursday. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it mid-week. We could potentially see fun surf Friday into Saturday of this week as the swell rotates more on-shore as the low sits in our swell window. Something to keep an eye on for sure. We’ll keep you updated.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “Dry high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. Atlantic low pressure will produce unsettled weather late next week.

It’s 61* with clouds this morning after a cold front passage. Look for a high of 68* with mostly cloudy skies today.

Water Temperature is around 75*.  It might drop a few degrees this week with the northerly flow.

Sunrise is at 6:25 a.m., and sunset will be at 8:07 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.   

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We see strong northerly flow to start the work week. This will send in high angled north-east wind swell, and most swell will pass our beaches, but there might be a drifty longboard wave out there starting Monday. We see changes mid-week when low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states, with blocking high pressure to the north. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Wednesday into Thursday. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it mid-week. We could potentially see fun surf Friday into Saturday of this week as the swell rotates more on-shore as the low sits in our swell window. Something to keep an eye on for sure. We’ll keep you updated.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “Dry high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. Atlantic low pressure will produce unsettled weather late next week.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Side-shore, weak and choppy.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Rare thigh.
Dangers: Traffic.
Traffic: Ummmmmm.....yeah.
Parking: Hahaha.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.  

Waves at The Washout this morning are knee-high with a rare thigh set. The wind is already getting into it.

Winds are west at 10 knots, and surf zone is semi-choppy and side-shore. You’ll likely want to bring the high-volume board.  

Look for winds to increase significantly from the west today at 15 to 20 knots with a higher gust. We see surf blown down by mid-afternoon.  

We are coming off a low tide. High tide is at 1:14 p.m., and low tide will be at 6:58 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 5.2 feet at 6 seconds in a short period south-west wind wave.

Winds are predicted strong westerly this afternoon, blowing down the surf. Sunday looks to be small as wind and swell begins to rotate north. Next week, low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states with blocking high pressure to the north. Hard to tell if it will become a tropical system. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Tuesday and into the late next week as the low meanders off-shore of our marine area and moves to our south late week. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.    

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “Cooler high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. Atlantic low pressure will produce unsettled weather late next week into the weekend.”

It’s 72* with sun this morning. Look for a high of 79* with sun and some high clouds this afternoon.

Water Temperature is around 75*.  It’ll be 80* before you know it.

Sunrise is at 6:26 a.m., and sunset will be at 8:06 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.   

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Winds are predicted strong westerly this afternoon, blowing down the surf. Sunday looks to be small as wind and swell begins to rotate north. Next week, low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states with blocking high pressure to the north. Hard to tell if it will become a tropical system. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Tuesday and into the late next week as the low meanders off-shore of our marine area and moves to our south late week. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “Cooler high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. Atlantic low pressure will produce unsettled weather late next week into the weekend.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Choppy all day.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Building.
Dangers: None.
Traffic: Some. Not too bad.
Parking: Some today. None tomorrow.
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Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m.

Waves at The Washout this morning are knee-high but look to be building.

Winds are south/south-west at 12 knots and surf is semi-choppy and weak in a fresh south-west wind swell ahead of an approaching cold front.

Look for winds from the south-west at 10 knots this morning, becoming more south-westerly at 15 to 20 this afternoon. Look for a choppy surf zone today.

We are coming off a low tide. High tide is at 12:25 a.m., and low tide will be at 6:08 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2.6 feet at 7 seconds in a short period, mixed south/south-east wind swell.  

Look for choppy, building south-west wind swell today. A cold-front approaches as we enter the weekend and surf should increase in choppy south-west wind swell late today and Saturday morning, when winds are predicted westerly; more off-shore. This should clean up a rapidly dropping south-west wind wave Saturday afternoon. Sunday looks to be pretty small as wind and swell begins to rotate north, Next week, low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states with blocking high pressure to the north. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Tuesday and into the late next week as the low meanders to our south. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.    

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will move through tonight, then high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. An upper low will bring unsettled weather late next week.”

It’s 77* with clouds this morning. Look for the perfect beach day with a high of 80* and sunshine. Clouds and storms approach late afternoon.

Water Temperature is around 75*.  It’ll be 80* before you know it.

Sunrise is at 6:27 a.m., and sunset will be at 8:05 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.   

Weekly Wave Forecast:

Look for choppy, building south-west wind swell today. A cold-front approaches as we enter the weekend and surf should increase in choppy south-west wind swell late today and Saturday morning, when winds are predicted westerly; more off-shore. This should clean up a rapidly dropping south-west wind wave Saturday afternoon. Sunday looks to be pretty small as wind and swell begins to rotate north, Next week, low pressure is predicted to form to our north-east, off the mid-Atlantic states with blocking high pressure to the north. This could push up a high angled north-east swell Tuesday and into the late next week as the low meanders to our south. Swell looks like it will have a lot of north in it. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will move through tonight, then high pressure will build over the area through the middle of next week. An upper low will bring unsettled weather late next week.”

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Surf Conditions: Semi-clean
Wave Forecast: Knee-Thigh
Dangers: none
Traffic: none
Parking: plenty
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Good morning, this is Chad with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m.

Waves at The Washout this morning are knee-to-thigh high. There is an occasional waist high set, but a little weak.

Winds are west/south-west at 6 knots and surf is semi-clean.

Look for winds from the south-west at 10 knots this morning, becoming more southerly this afternoon.

High tide is at 11:40 a.m., and low tide will be at 5:24 p.m. The next high tide is at 11:48 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2.6 feet at 7 seconds in a short period, mixed south/south-east wind swell.  

We will likely see a continued small south wind swell/ground swell for today averaging knee-to-thigh high (plus/minus). There should be lazy, small trade-wind swell this week as high pressure sets up and keeps moderate on-shore flow in the forecast for the majority of the work week. Nothing too big, but perhaps some longboard surf and nice weather.  A cold-front approaches as we enter the weekend and surf should increase in choppy south-west wind swell late Friday and Saturday. There is a chance for a low to form off-shore of a stalled frontal boundary early next week. This could push up a high angled north-east swell. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.    

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will prevail today. A cold front is expected to move through the region this weekend. High pressure will then prevail early into the middle of next week.”

It’s 75* and sunny this morning. Look for the perfect beach day with a high of 84* and sunshine.

Water Temperature is around 75*.  It’ll be 80* before you know it.

Sunrise is at 6:29 a.m., and sunset will be at 8:04 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.   

Weekly Wave Forecast:

We will likely see a continued small south wind swell/ground swell for today averaging knee-to-thigh high (plus/minus). There should be lazy, small trade-wind swell this week as high pressure sets up and keeps moderate on-shore flow in the forecast for the majority of the work week. Nothing too big, but perhaps some longboard surf and nice weather. A cold-front approaches as we enter the weekend and surf should increase in choppy south-west wind swell late Friday and Saturday. There is a chance for a low to form off-shore of a stalled frontal boundary early next week. This could push up a high angled north-east swell. Likely some wind and waves for Folly, but this swell will probably hit a lot better in Florida. So, if you have the means, head down that way for some real surf.

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