Wednesday, March 18

Side-shore, semi-clean.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Knee-to-thigh. Waist sets on incoming early afternoon.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Plenty.
Dangers: State of Emergency on Folly Beach. Social Distancing in effect.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, March 18 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 in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push early afternoon.

Winds are from the north/north-east at 10 knots, and surf is textured and clean. It’s closing out a bit at the morning’s low tide.

We see winds around 10 knots today rotating east later this afternoon.   

We have a low tide at 10:43 a.m., and a high tide at 4:33 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 1.6 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell.  

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell pick up a bit on the incoming tide mid-afternoon. There were some fun long-board waves yesterday, so we might get a push with the tide again today. Swell slowly builds from the south Thursday afternoon, increasing and come more southerly 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: “A warm front will move north through the area today and tonight as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will move through the area this weekend followed by high pressure, although some upper disturbances could keep it unsettled.”

It’s 62* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 68* 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

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell pick up a bit on the incoming tide mid-afternoon. There were some fun long-board waves yesterday, so we might get a push with the tide again today. Swell slowly builds from the south Thursday afternoon, increasing and come more southerly 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: “A warm front will move north through the area today and tonight as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will move through the area this weekend followed by high pressure, although some upper disturbances could keep it unsettled.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Wednesday, March 18 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 in a mixed direction easterly swell. There could be a bit bigger set on the tide push early afternoon.

Winds are from the north/north-east at 10 knots, and surf is textured and clean. It’s closing out a bit at the morning’s low tide.

We see winds around 10 knots today rotating east later this afternoon.   

We have a low tide at 10:43 a.m., and a high tide at 4:33 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is down and not reading. But the virtual buoy is reading 1.6 ft. at 8 seconds in a mixed direction easterly swell.  

Surf is about knee-to-thigh high this morning in a mix-direction easterly swell. We see mixed direction easterly swell pick up a bit on the incoming tide mid-afternoon. There were some fun long-board waves yesterday, so we might get a push with the tide again today. Swell slowly builds from the south Thursday afternoon, increasing and come more southerly 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: “A warm front will move north through the area today and tonight as high pressure shifts offshore. A cold front will move through the area this weekend followed by high pressure, although some upper disturbances could keep it unsettled.”

It’s 62* with partly cloudy skies this morning. Look for partly cloudy skies with and a high of 68* 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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