Wednesday, May 21

Bumpy easterly ground swell.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach set.
Traffic: Not too bad.
Parking: Some to be found.
Dangers: Covid-19. Social distancing.

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are thigh-to-waist high with a stomach-high set in short-period easterly wind chop.  It is weak and semi-choppy, but not bad for the long-board.

Winds are south/south-west at 10 knots.      

Winds are predicted southerly at 5 to 10 knots today, so it could get better form, but surf should be cleaning up some in rain-storms today.   

Tide just started going out. We have a low tide at 1:38 p.m., and a high tide will be at 8:04 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3.9 ft at 11 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur.  

What’s left of tropical depression Arthur heads well west/south-west of the Outer Banks today. We see high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers over our marine area. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak frontal system will remain across the area through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend. A cold front will drop through the area Sunday night followed by high pressure for much of next week.”

It’s 76 today with clouds this morning. Look for a high of 80* with rain and thunderstorms all day.

Water temperature is around 75*.  

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

What’s left of tropical depression Arthur heads well west/south-west of the Outer Banks today. We see high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers over our marine area. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak frontal system will remain across the area through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend. A cold front will drop through the area Sunday night followed by high pressure for much of next week.”

Good morning, this is Bates with your Ocean Surf Shop surf report and forecast for Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.

The City of Folly Beach is now open. Social distancing rules will be enforced. Please see the City of Folly Beach’s Web Site for more information.

We will be open from 9:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please follow social distancing protocols when shopping.

Waves at Folly this morning are thigh-to-waist high with a stomach-high set in short-period easterly wind chop.  It is weak and semi-choppy, but not bad for the long-board.

Winds are south/south-west at 10 knots.      

Winds are predicted southerly at 5 to 10 knots today, so it could get better form, but surf should be cleaning up some in rain-storms today.   

Tide just started going out. We have a low tide at 1:38 p.m., and a high tide will be at 8:04 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3.9 ft at 11 seconds in a long period easterly swell from what’s left of tropical depression Arthur.  

What’s left of tropical depression Arthur heads well west/south-west of the Outer Banks today. We see high angled easterly ground swell and some south-east wind swell continue today and into late week as a deep upper-level low lingers over our marine area. There will be moderate east/south-east winds on it, but at least there should be some small surf for Thursday and Friday. Surf looks to get smaller late Saturday into Sunday as high pressure sets up late in the holiday weekend.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our marine area calls for: “A weak frontal system will remain across the area through Friday. A ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend. A cold front will drop through the area Sunday night followed by high pressure for much of next week.”

It’s 76 today with clouds this morning. Look for a high of 80* with rain and thunderstorms all day.

Water temperature is around 75*.  

Sunrise is at 6:16 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:16 p.m.

Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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