Thursday, Oct. 15

Weak, semi-choppy. Choppier for afternoon with increasing SE winds.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Flat. Knee.
Traffic: Some, but not bad.
Parking: Parking restrictions have been lifted on the island.
Dangers: None.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, October 15 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 flat, maybe knee. It’s super weak. Not good.

Winds are east – side/on-shore – at 10 knots. Surf zone is semi-choppy.    

Look for winds to shift south-east at 10 to 15 knots, adding chop to small wind chop surf this afternoon.

Tide is going out. We have a low tide at 1:11 p.m., and a high tide will be at 7 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy is showing 2.6 ft at 10 seconds in medium period east swell.

This swell continues to be smaller into late-week but south-east winds could increase surf size a bit this afternoon and Friday morning into the longboard range. After a cold front passage on Friday night, 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. We also have a low in the Eastern Atlantic starting to fire up as it approaches the Lesser Antilles that could head into the Caribbean. This low has got a rough road ahead, but it’s something to keep an eye on in the tropics for maybe week-to-ten-days out.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail before a cold front pushes through the region Friday evening. High pressure will return thereafter.”

It’s 75* with some sun behind the clouds at the beach this morning. Look for a great beach day with sun and a high of 78*. There is a 30% chance for a shower later this afternoon.

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

This swell continues to be smaller into late-week but south-east winds could increase surf size a bit this afternoon and Friday morning into the longboard range. After a cold front passage on Friday night, 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. We also have a low in the Eastern Atlantic starting to fire up as it approaches the Lesser Antilles that could head into the Caribbean. This low has got a rough road ahead, but it’s something to keep an eye on in the tropics for maybe week-to-ten-days out.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail before a cold front pushes through the region Friday evening. High pressure will return thereafter.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, October 15 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 flat, maybe knee. It’s super weak. Not good.

Winds are east – side/on-shore – at 10 knots. Surf zone is semi-choppy.    

Look for winds to shift south-east at 10 to 15 knots, adding chop to small wind chop surf this afternoon.

Tide is going out. We have a low tide at 1:11 p.m., and a high tide will be at 7 p.m.

Edisto Buoy is down. Virtual buoy is showing 2.6 ft at 10 seconds in medium period east swell.

This swell continues to be smaller into late-week but south-east winds could increase surf size a bit this afternoon and Friday morning into the longboard range. After a cold front passage on Friday night, 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. We also have a low in the Eastern Atlantic starting to fire up as it approaches the Lesser Antilles that could head into the Caribbean. This low has got a rough road ahead, but it’s something to keep an eye on in the tropics for maybe week-to-ten-days out.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast calls for: “High pressure will prevail before a cold front pushes through the region Friday evening. High pressure will return thereafter.”

It’s 75* with some sun behind the clouds at the beach this morning. Look for a great beach day with sun and a high of 78*. There is a 30% chance for a shower later this afternoon.

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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