Wednesday, Jan. 12

Side-shore drift. Chop. Really bad form.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Flat. Knee.
Traffic: None.
Parking: Everywhere.
Dangers: None.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, January 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Surf at The Washout this morning is flat. Maybe knee high, but it has terrible form.

Winds are north at 15 knots, and surf zone is semi-choppy and drifty; north-to-south.    

Look for winds to rotate north-east today at 5 to 10 knots. We see small semi-choppy surf all day.

We have a low tide at 9:56 a.m. We have a high tide at 3:51 p.m.  

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2 ft at 9 seconds in a medium period east/south-east swell with a short-period north-east wind swell 3.6 ft at 7 seconds.

North flow keeps surf small for today. A low pressure develops offshore late Wednesday, but it’s not likely to push up much swell into Thursday as it quickly tracks north-east and winds stay strong off-shore through Friday. Saturday sees small but increasing easterly wind swell rotate south overnight. This south wind and swell increases Sunday ahead of a strong cold front and low pressure system moving through our beaches Sunday. If winds switch off-shore Sunday afternoon, there is a chance for a clean up. Depends on the timing of the front.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail today. Low pressure will develop offshore and will track northeast Thursday into Friday. After a brief period of high pressure late week into early this weekend, low pressure will track across the Southeast Saturday night and Sunday. After a trailing cold front pushes offshore Sunday, high pressure will prevail through the middle of next week.”

It’s cold and sunny this morning. It’s 41*. Look for a high of 56* today with lots of sun. If you want the beach to yourself, this is the day for it.  

Water Temperature is hovering around 56* after this little cold snap.

Sunrise is at 7:22 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:33 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

North flow keeps surf small for today. A low pressure develops offshore late Wednesday, but it’s not likely to push up much swell into Thursday as it quickly tracks north-east and winds stay strong off-shore through Friday. Saturday sees small but increasing easterly wind swell rotate south overnight. This south wind and swell increases Sunday ahead of a strong cold front and low pressure system moving through our beaches Sunday. If winds switch off-shore Sunday afternoon, there is a chance for a clean up. Depends on the timing of the front.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail today. Low pressure will develop offshore and will track northeast Thursday into Friday. After a brief period of high pressure late week into early this weekend, low pressure will track across the Southeast Saturday night and Sunday. After a trailing cold front pushes offshore Sunday, high pressure will prevail through the middle of next week.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, January 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Surf at The Washout this morning is flat. Maybe knee high, but it has terrible form.

Winds are north at 15 knots, and surf zone is semi-choppy and drifty; north-to-south.    

Look for winds to rotate north-east today at 5 to 10 knots. We see small semi-choppy surf all day.

We have a low tide at 9:56 a.m. We have a high tide at 3:51 p.m.  

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2 ft at 9 seconds in a medium period east/south-east swell with a short-period north-east wind swell 3.6 ft at 7 seconds.

North flow keeps surf small for today. A low pressure develops offshore late Wednesday, but it’s not likely to push up much swell into Thursday as it quickly tracks north-east and winds stay strong off-shore through Friday. Saturday sees small but increasing easterly wind swell rotate south overnight. This south wind and swell increases Sunday ahead of a strong cold front and low pressure system moving through our beaches Sunday. If winds switch off-shore Sunday afternoon, there is a chance for a clean up. Depends on the timing of the front.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail today. Low pressure will develop offshore and will track northeast Thursday into Friday. After a brief period of high pressure late week into early this weekend, low pressure will track across the Southeast Saturday night and Sunday. After a trailing cold front pushes offshore Sunday, high pressure will prevail through the middle of next week.”

It’s cold and sunny this morning. It’s 41*. Look for a high of 56* today with lots of sun. If you want the beach to yourself, this is the day for it.  

Water Temperature is hovering around 56* after this little cold snap.

Sunrise is at 7:22 a.m., and sunset will be at 5:33 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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