Wednesday, July 29

Side-shore cross. Semi-clean, early. Choppy later.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Slight bigger on incoming, late-morning.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Parking restrictions in effect on Folly. See City Web site.
Dangers: Covid-19 spike across Lowcountry beaches.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

New parking restrictions in place on Folly Beach. Please see the City’s Web site for more information.  

Mandatory Mask Ordinance enacted by Folly Beach City Council in late June.

Surf at Folly this morning running knee-to-thigh high. Maybe slightly larger. It’s a drained out at the lower tide this morning. It’ll likely get a little push as the tide comes in late-morning.  

Winds are west at 5 to 10, and surf is semi-clean, early.

Winds will increase out of the south-west this afternoon at 15 knots, making for choppier conditions as the day wears on.

Low tide is at 9:46 a.m., and high tide will be at 4:29 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 feet at 5 seconds in a short period east/south-east wind swell.

We are looking at increasing, choppy, short-period south-west wind swell (on-and-off) through the rest of the work week as high pressure dominates to our west over Bermuda, and low pressure lingers inland. Swell should build some late week. Long range all eyes should be on Tropical Depression 9, which is south-west of the Caribbean Islands. Models showing Depression 9 strengthening mid-week up to tropical storm status becoming Tropical Storm Isaiah. Current track has it skimming the southern Caribbean and heading into South Florida over the weekend. Models show our first pulse of swell hitting our shores early Saturday into Sunday.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure will remain anchored near Bermuda much of the period, while an inland trough gradually strengthens. This will result in moderate SW winds this week, accompanied by a chance of TSTMs. A tropical system is expected to impact southern portions of Florida by this weekend.”

It’s 80* and sunny at the beach this morning. Look for a high of 85* at the beach with a good chance for a thunderstorm later this afternoon.  

Water temperature is up to 87*.  

Sunrise is at 6:31 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:18 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

We are looking at increasing, choppy, short-period south-west wind swell (on-and-off) through the rest of the work week as high pressure dominates to our west over Bermuda, and low pressure lingers inland. Swell should build some late week. Long range all eyes should be on Tropical Depression 9, which is south-west of the Caribbean Islands. Models showing Depression 9 strengthening mid-week up to tropical storm status becoming Tropical Storm Isaiah. Current track has it skimming the southern Caribbean and heading into South Florida over the weekend. Models show our first pulse of swell hitting our shores early Saturday into Sunday.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure will remain anchored near Bermuda much of the period, while an inland trough gradually strengthens. This will result in moderate SW winds this week, accompanied by a chance of TSTMs. A tropical system is expected to impact southern portions of Florida by this weekend.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m.

New parking restrictions in place on Folly Beach. Please see the City’s Web site for more information.  

Mandatory Mask Ordinance enacted by Folly Beach City Council in late June.

Surf at Folly this morning running knee-to-thigh high. Maybe slightly larger. It’s a drained out at the lower tide this morning. It’ll likely get a little push as the tide comes in late-morning.  

Winds are west at 5 to 10, and surf is semi-clean, early.

Winds will increase out of the south-west this afternoon at 15 knots, making for choppier conditions as the day wears on.

Low tide is at 9:46 a.m., and high tide will be at 4:29 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 2.3 feet at 5 seconds in a short period east/south-east wind swell.

We are looking at increasing, choppy, short-period south-west wind swell (on-and-off) through the rest of the work week as high pressure dominates to our west over Bermuda, and low pressure lingers inland. Swell should build some late week. Long range all eyes should be on Tropical Depression 9, which is south-west of the Caribbean Islands. Models showing Depression 9 strengthening mid-week up to tropical storm status becoming Tropical Storm Isaiah. Current track has it skimming the southern Caribbean and heading into South Florida over the weekend. Models show our first pulse of swell hitting our shores early Saturday into Sunday.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “High pressure will remain anchored near Bermuda much of the period, while an inland trough gradually strengthens. This will result in moderate SW winds this week, accompanied by a chance of TSTMs. A tropical system is expected to impact southern portions of Florida by this weekend.”

It’s 80* and sunny at the beach this morning. Look for a high of 85* at the beach with a good chance for a thunderstorm later this afternoon.  

Water temperature is up to 87*.  

Sunrise is at 6:31 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:18 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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