Saturday, January 21

SIde-shore, drif. Choppy as the day wears on.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee. Perhaps a thigh set. Building some this afternoon.
Traffic: Not much.
Parking: Plenty.
Dangers: None.

Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m.  

Surf at Folly Beach this morning is knee high.  

Winds are north/north-east at 15 knots, and surf zone is semi-clean and weak. It has a high, north-east angle on it, and expect some drift later today as north-east wind swell builds.

We see increasing north-easterly winds today at 15 to 20 this afternoon as a wet low pressure system moves into our marine area late today.

Tide is going out, and low tide will be at 1:26 p.m. High tide is at 7:22 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 1 foot at 10 seconds in a long period south-east ground swell, pushing against a small but building north wind swell reading 3 feet at 4 seconds.  

Surf looks smaller today as we see short-period north-east wind swell increase this afternoon with drifty, choppy conditions, but pre-frontal south wind-swell should begin to kick up again on a wet cold Sunday afternoon. We should see the work week start with another south wind swell clean up early Monday. Winds are supposed to be hard offshore from  the north-west Monday morning after a cold front passage, so it could blow the surf down. Hopefully there will be something left to start the work week. Surf will drop off Tuesday, then we see pre-frontal wind swell build again Wednesday afternoon as a cold front approaches again.

Our NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A low pressure system will produce heavy rainfall across the area from Saturday night until another cold front crosses the area late Sunday night. Another low pressure system will impact the area Tuesday into Wednesday.”

It’s 51* and cloudy this morning. The sun is trying to peek through. Look for clouds today and a high of 55*.

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:20 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:41 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Saturday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m.  

Surf at Folly Beach this morning is knee high.  

Winds are north/north-east at 15 knots, and surf zone is semi-clean and weak. It has a high, north-east angle on it, and expect some drift later today as north-east wind swell builds.

We see increasing north-easterly winds today at 15 to 20 this afternoon as a wet low pressure system moves into our marine area late today.

Tide is going out, and low tide will be at 1:26 p.m. High tide is at 7:22 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 1 foot at 10 seconds in a long period south-east ground swell, pushing against a small but building north wind swell reading 3 feet at 4 seconds.  

Surf looks smaller today as we see short-period north-east wind swell increase this afternoon with drifty, choppy conditions, but pre-frontal south wind-swell should begin to kick up again on a wet cold Sunday afternoon. We should see the work week start with another south wind swell clean up early Monday. Winds are supposed to be hard offshore from  the north-west Monday morning after a cold front passage, so it could blow the surf down. Hopefully there will be something left to start the work week. Surf will drop off Tuesday, then we see pre-frontal wind swell build again Wednesday afternoon as a cold front approaches again.

Our NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “A low pressure system will produce heavy rainfall across the area from Saturday night until another cold front crosses the area late Sunday night. Another low pressure system will impact the area Tuesday into Wednesday.”

It’s 51* and cloudy this morning. The sun is trying to peek through. Look for clouds today and a high of 55*.

Water temperature, it’s 55*.

Sunrise is at 7:20 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:41 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

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