October 17 2020

choppy-drifty

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee high building
Traffic: Not to bad
Parking: some to be found
Dangers: None

Good morning, this is Luke with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.    

There are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

Surf at Folly is knee-high and choppy/drifty conditions.  

Winds are moderate out of the north-north/east making for drifty conditions.     

Look for winds to pick into the 10-20mph area and turn more out of the NE.  

Tide is high at report time. Look for a low at 3:02 P.M. Another high will follow well after sunset at 9:11 a.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy is showing 4.0 ft at 5 seconds in NE wind-swell passing our shores mostly.  

Surf is pretty dismal this morning showing knee high in choppy drifty conditions. A cold front passage last night shifted our winds NE look for high-angled, north-east wind swell to increase behind the front for your weekend. This should increase wave size, but surf will also be drifty north-to-south and semi-choppy. Our next chance for some real surf is a broad upper-level low south and east of Bermuda that could fire up some small ground-swell heading into the middle of next week as it moves south and west. Hopefully, this will create some easterly ground swell during the middle of next week with winds trending moderate north/north-east for the period. Also models are hinting on a low to develop off southern Cuba in the Caribbean. Tropics certainly are not dead yet.  

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail through late week. Also, a coastal trough will develop by early week and will persist through late week. A cold front could stall near the Southeast coast next weekend.”

It’s 65 an noticeably cooler* with sun and high clouds at the beach this morning. Look for a high today around 72.

Water temperature is 74*.

Sunrise is at 7:23 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:46 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

Surf is pretty dismal this morning showing knee high in choppy drifty conditions. A cold front passage last night shifted our winds NE look for high-angled, north-east wind swell to increase behind the front for your weekend. This should increase wave size, but surf will also be drifty north-to-south and semi-choppy. Our next chance for some real surf is a broad upper-level low south and east of Bermuda that could fire up some small ground-swell heading into the middle of next week as it moves south and west. Hopefully, this will create some easterly ground swell during the middle of next week with winds trending moderate north/north-east for the period. Also models are hinting on a low to develop off southern Cuba in the Caribbean. Tropics certainly are not dead yet.

Good morning, this is Luke with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.    

There are no more parking restriction at Folly Beach. Parking is now available on Center Street and all side-streets.

Surf at Folly is knee-high and choppy/drifty conditions.  

Winds are moderate out of the north-north/east making for drifty conditions.     

Look for winds to pick into the 10-20mph area and turn more out of the NE.  

Tide is high at report time. Look for a low at 3:02 P.M. Another high will follow well after sunset at 9:11 a.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy is showing 4.0 ft at 5 seconds in NE wind-swell passing our shores mostly.  

Surf is pretty dismal this morning showing knee high in choppy drifty conditions. A cold front passage last night shifted our winds NE look for high-angled, north-east wind swell to increase behind the front for your weekend. This should increase wave size, but surf will also be drifty north-to-south and semi-choppy. Our next chance for some real surf is a broad upper-level low south and east of Bermuda that could fire up some small ground-swell heading into the middle of next week as it moves south and west. Hopefully, this will create some easterly ground swell during the middle of next week with winds trending moderate north/north-east for the period. Also models are hinting on a low to develop off southern Cuba in the Caribbean. Tropics certainly are not dead yet.  

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail through late week. Also, a coastal trough will develop by early week and will persist through late week. A cold front could stall near the Southeast coast next weekend.”

It’s 65 an noticeably cooler* with sun and high clouds at the beach this morning. Look for a high today around 72.

Water temperature is 74*.

Sunrise is at 7:23 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:46 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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