Thursday, March 19

Clean early. Chop for later.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Slight larger. Maybe on tide push this afternoon.
Traffic: Some.
Parking: None.
Dangers: State of Emergency continues for Folly Beach. Social Distancing Mandate.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, March 19 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 knee-thigh high range with a rare waist high set in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push early afternoon.

Winds are very light from the south-west, and surf zone is clean early this morning.

We see winds increasing from the south this afternoon at 10 to 15 knots, and this should build south wind-swell for Friday and Saturday.

We have a low tide at 11:26 a.m., and a high tide at 5:30 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 and for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds to start the next work week.

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

It’s 67* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 77* today.

Water temperature is around 63*.  

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 and for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds to start the next work week.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “Atlantic high pressure will expand across the region today, and persist through Friday night. A cold front will then move through the area Saturday night followed by several disturbances through the middle of next week.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, March 19 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 knee-thigh high range with a rare waist high set in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push early afternoon.

Winds are very light from the south-west, and surf zone is clean early this morning.

We see winds increasing from the south this afternoon at 10 to 15 knots, and this should build south wind-swell for Friday and Saturday.

We have a low tide at 11:26 a.m., and a high tide at 5:30 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 and for Friday and Saturday ahead of a cold front, as south-west winds pick up at 15 knots, adding chop to waist/stomach high south swell. Sunday, we see fresh north-east wind swell fill on once again with strong north-east winds to start the next work week.

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

It’s 67* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 77* today.

Water temperature is around 63*.  

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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