Friday, March 22

Weak and clean. Bring a longboard.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee to thigh. Waist sets.
Traffic: Moderately busy. Picking up this afternoon.
Parking: Plenty early. Crowded later.
Dangers: Holiday weekend about to start. Covid-19.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, May 22 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. It is very soft at the morning’s high tide, but there are some rides to be had on a high-volume board, or long-board.

Winds are north/north-west and very light. Surf is glassy and weak.       

Winds are predicted west at 5 knots today, going south late. Surf should be relatively clean all day.    

High tide is at 8:30 a.m., and low tide will be at 2:16 p.m. The next high tide is at 8:41 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 ft at 9 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur. This swell is passing by our beaches, but Florida and the Outer Banks are getting it GOOOOOOD.   

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf through tomorrow morning. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend. We could see some easterly wind swell as high pressure builds Sunday and into the weekend.”

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and persist for much of the week.”

It’s 75 today with sun and a few clouds this morning. Look for a high of 82* with a 30% chance of a storm today.

Water temperature is around 75*.  Back to boardies and a rash-guard.

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf through tomorrow morning. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend. We could see some easterly wind swell as high pressure builds Sunday and into the weekend.”
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and persist for much of the week.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Friday, May 22 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. It is very soft at the morning’s high tide, but there are some rides to be had on a high-volume board, or long-board.

Winds are north/north-west and very light. Surf is glassy and weak.       

Winds are predicted west at 5 knots today, going south late. Surf should be relatively clean all day.    

High tide is at 8:30 a.m., and low tide will be at 2:16 p.m. The next high tide is at 8:41 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 ft at 9 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur. This swell is passing by our beaches, but Florida and the Outer Banks are getting it GOOOOOOD.   

We see small high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today. Best for the longboard. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf through tomorrow morning. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend. We could see some easterly wind swell as high pressure builds Sunday and into the weekend.”

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A stalled front will remain over or near the area this weekend. High pressure will then build to the north early next week and persist for much of the week.”

It’s 75 today with sun and a few clouds this morning. Look for a high of 82* with a 30% chance of a storm today.

Water temperature is around 75*.  Back to boardies and a rash-guard.

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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