Thursday, September 22. Fiona

Clean, early. Slight current north-to-south. Choppier this afternoon.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Chest/Head. Bigger. Going off, early.
Traffic: Yes. Lots.
Parking: Good luck.
Dangers: If you're a beginner, don't drown. Rip currents, current.

Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, September 22 at 8 a.m.

Surf at Folly this morning is much bigger than it was yesterday. It’s running chest to head high with sets to slightly overhead. Don’t worry, every surfer within driving distance is here to surf it with you.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is on for today. There are some barrels to be had for sure. It is very foggy out here this morning, so sorry for the grainy pictures.

Winds are north/north-west at 5 knots, and surf zone is clean.  

Unfortunately winds will come south-west this afternoon at 10 to 15, and surf should get some side-shore chop in it, but the ground swell will still be pushing through.

Low tide is at 11:52 a.m. High tide will be at 6:18 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is has significantly increased overnight. It is 6.6 feet at 12 seconds in a long-period south/south-east ground swell from Hurricane Fiona.  

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. It is big, so if you are a beginning surfer, it’s not the best day for a paddle out. Look for south-west winds to pick up this afternoon and cross up the ground swell a bit. Swell should continue Friday. Winds come strong north (morning) north-east (afternoon) on Friday behind a cold front. Might be cleaner tomorrow morning, but there will be drift. Swell is likely to hold. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will push offshore tonight, followed by cooler high pressure through the weekend. Another cold front may move through the region on Monday.

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with heavy fog this morning. Look for a high of 86* today with sun this afternoon.

Sunrise is at 7:08 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

Weekly Wave Forecast

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. It is big, so if you are a beginning surfer, it’s not the best day for a paddle out. Look for south-west winds to pick up this afternoon and cross up the ground swell a bit. Swell should continue Friday. Winds come strong north (morning) north-east (afternoon) on Friday behind a cold front. Might be cleaner tomorrow morning, but there will be drift. Swell is likely to hold. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will push offshore tonight, followed by cooler high pressure through the weekend. Another cold front may move through the region on Monday.

Good morning this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, September 22 at 8 a.m.

Surf at Folly this morning is much bigger than it was yesterday. It’s running chest to head high with sets to slightly overhead. Don’t worry, every surfer within driving distance is here to surf it with you.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is on for today. There are some barrels to be had for sure. It is very foggy out here this morning, so sorry for the grainy pictures.

Winds are north/north-west at 5 knots, and surf zone is clean.  

Unfortunately winds will come south-west this afternoon at 10 to 15, and surf should get some side-shore chop in it, but the ground swell will still be pushing through.

Low tide is at 11:52 a.m. High tide will be at 6:18 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is has significantly increased overnight. It is 6.6 feet at 12 seconds in a long-period south/south-east ground swell from Hurricane Fiona.  

Fiona will be our main swell-maker late week. It is big, so if you are a beginning surfer, it’s not the best day for a paddle out. Look for south-west winds to pick up this afternoon and cross up the ground swell a bit. Swell should continue Friday. Winds come strong north (morning) north-east (afternoon) on Friday behind a cold front. Might be cleaner tomorrow morning, but there will be drift. Swell is likely to hold. Might be some leftovers for Saturday morning at the high tide with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “A cold front will push offshore tonight, followed by cooler high pressure through the weekend. Another cold front may move through the region on Monday.

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with heavy fog this morning. Look for a high of 86* today with sun this afternoon.

Sunrise is at 7:08 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.  

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