Friday, March 20

Side-shore, semi-clean. Choppy for afternoon.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh.
Traffic: Kinda busy.
Parking: Some for morning, not much for afternoon.
Dangers: State of Emergency Folly Beach. Social Distancing.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach has issued a state of emergency regarding the Covid-19 virus, and is encouraging social distancing at this time. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web site for more information.

We will be closed at 5 p.m.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the thigh-to-waist high range.  

Winds are ver10 knots from the south-west, and surf zone is side-shore and semi-clean early today.  

We see winds increasing from the south this afternoon at 15 to 20 knots, and this should build choppy south wind-swell for today and Saturday.

Tide is going out, and we have a low tide at 12:15 p.m., and a high tide at 6:21 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell, with a small underlying south wind swell.

We see small trade-wind swell today best for the long-board, with wins picking up from the south this afternoon. Swell slowly builds from the south increasing today and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up averaging 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell today and Saturday. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds until Monday morning, when winds go off-shore, and cleans up mixed direction easterly swell.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will persist through tonight. A cold front will then move through the area Saturday night followed by several disturbances into the middle of next week.”

It’s 70* with sunny skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 80* today.

Water temperature is around 65*.  

Sunrise is at 7:26 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

We see small trade-wind swell today best for the long-board, with wins picking up from the south this afternoon. Swell slowly builds from the south increasing today and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up averaging 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell today and Saturday. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds until Monday morning, when winds go off-shore, and cleans up mixed direction easterly swell.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will persist through tonight. A cold front will then move through the area Saturday night followed by several disturbances into the middle of next week.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach has issued a state of emergency regarding the Covid-19 virus, and is encouraging social distancing at this time. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web site for more information.

We will be closed at 5 p.m.

Waves at Folly this morning are in the thigh-to-waist high range.  

Winds are ver10 knots from the south-west, and surf zone is side-shore and semi-clean early today.  

We see winds increasing from the south this afternoon at 15 to 20 knots, and this should build choppy south wind-swell for today and Saturday.

Tide is going out, and we have a low tide at 12:15 p.m., and a high tide at 6:21 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 2.3 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell, with a small underlying south wind swell.

We see small trade-wind swell today best for the long-board, with wins picking up from the south this afternoon. Swell slowly builds from the south increasing today and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up averaging 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell today and Saturday. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds until Monday morning, when winds go off-shore, and cleans up mixed direction easterly swell.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will persist through tonight. A cold front will then move through the area Saturday night followed by several disturbances into the middle of next week.”

It’s 70* with sunny skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 80* today.

Water temperature is around 65*.  

Sunrise is at 7:26 a.m. and sunset will be at 7:28 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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