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Folly Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.1

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Folly Beach Spot ID

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Folly Beach

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Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

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Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.0 °C

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Monday, 8 February 2016, 05:05 Local time
Monday 08
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Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
E
Period (s) 10 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
W 30
W 20
WSW 30
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
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Folly Beach in South Carolina is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Folly Island (outer coast), South Carolina, 1 km from Folly Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Folly Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FBIS1, 4 km from Folly Beach.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
3.7 °C

Current weather near Folly Beach

Buoy Data:

At Edisto Buoy, 50 miles from Folly Beach.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
2.6
2.3
2.0
Dominant period (s) 6 6 6 8

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Overall Folly Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

The graph illustrates the range of swells directed at Folly Beach through an average Fe... (show all text)

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Folly Beach Location Map

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Folly Beach is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Folly Beach is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC), also in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in USA is 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Hunter Aaf Airport (SVN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Folly Beach and is 136 km (84 miles) away.
Folly Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Folly Beach, Carolina South. Use the tab navigation above to view Folly Beach sea temperature, Folly Beach photographs, Folly Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Folly Beach webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and Folly Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Folly Beach.


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