Wednesday, September 21

Clean. Semi-clean for afternoon. Maybe a little surface chop.

Time of Report: 8:30 a.m.
Wave Forecast: Thigh-to-waist. Stomach set.
Traffic: Not terrible.
Parking: Some to be had.
Dangers: Expectations and projections.

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

Surf at Folly this morning is averaging thigh-to-waist high. There is a stomach set. It’s not as big as you might expect. It’s still better than summertime south-west wind slop, for sure. It could build on the rising tide early afternoon.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is still looking pretty good today if still not THAT big. Swell is forecast to build significantly overnight, and there should be a wave to ride all day.   

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

Winds rotate east today around 5 to 8 knots. Not a lot of wind today, and surf should be pretty darn good all day.  

Low tide is at 11:02 a.m., and high tide will be at 5:32 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 feet at 9 seconds in a long-period south-east ground swell compliments of  Hurricane Fiona.

Ground swell is still coming in from Hurricane Fiona, If still not huge, at least rideable. We do expect to see swell get bigger late-day/overnight. Fiona will be our main swell-maker this week.  Look for more moderate winds and continued swell today. This swell builds overnight, with winds forecast to be westerly for Thursday morning, going south-west Thursday mid-afternoon. Could be a good run of waves through mid-week. Winds come strong north-east on Friday with choppy, drifty conditions and big swell, so get it mid-week if you can. Might be some leftovers for Saturday with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail to our northwest through tonight. A dry cold front is forecasted to move through the region Thursday night, followed by high pressure with cooler temperatures through the weekend.”

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with bright sun this morning. Look for a high of 84* and sun today.    

Sunrise is at 7:06 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:20 p.m. Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

Weekly Wave Forecast

Ground swell is still coming in from Hurricane Fiona, If still not huge, at least rideable. We do expect to see swell get bigger late-day/overnight. Fiona will be our main swell-maker this week. Look for more moderate winds and continued swell today. This swell builds overnight, with winds forecast to be westerly for Thursday morning, going south-west Thursday mid-afternoon. Could be a good run of waves through mid-week. Winds come strong north-east on Friday with choppy, drifty conditions and big swell, so get it mid-week if you can. Might be some leftovers for Saturday with more moderate easterly winds.
Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail to our northwest through tonight. A dry cold front is forecasted to move through the region Thursday night, followed by high pressure with cooler temperatures through the weekend.”

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

Surf at Folly this morning is averaging thigh-to-waist high. There is a stomach set. It’s not as big as you might expect. It’s still better than summertime south-west wind slop, for sure. It could build on the rising tide early afternoon.

Hurricane Fiona ground swell is still looking pretty good today if still not THAT big. Swell is forecast to build significantly overnight, and there should be a wave to ride all day.   

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

Winds rotate east today around 5 to 8 knots. Not a lot of wind today, and surf should be pretty darn good all day.  

Low tide is at 11:02 a.m., and high tide will be at 5:32 p.m.

The Edisto Buoy is reading 3 feet at 9 seconds in a long-period south-east ground swell compliments of  Hurricane Fiona.

Ground swell is still coming in from Hurricane Fiona, If still not huge, at least rideable. We do expect to see swell get bigger late-day/overnight. Fiona will be our main swell-maker this week.  Look for more moderate winds and continued swell today. This swell builds overnight, with winds forecast to be westerly for Thursday morning, going south-west Thursday mid-afternoon. Could be a good run of waves through mid-week. Winds come strong north-east on Friday with choppy, drifty conditions and big swell, so get it mid-week if you can. Might be some leftovers for Saturday with more moderate easterly winds.

Your NOAA Marine Weather Forecast for our area currently calls for: “High pressure will prevail to our northwest through tonight. A dry cold front is forecasted to move through the region Thursday night, followed by high pressure with cooler temperatures through the weekend.”

Water Temperature is around 82*.

It’s 73* with bright sun this morning. Look for a high of 84* and sun today.    

Sunrise is at 7:06 a.m., and sunset will be at 7:20 p.m. Thanks for checking in with Ocean Surf Shop.

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