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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

Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

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Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

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Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

Photo credit: Ecoastprock

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.3 °C

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Friday, 1 July 2016, 16:37 Local time
Friday 01Sat
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 6 6 6 8
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
SSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross 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 SE

Air temperature
27.8 °C

Current weather near Folly Beach

Buoy Data:

At Edisto Buoy, 50 miles from Folly Beach.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6 6 6 5

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Overall Folly Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Folly Beach Location Maps

Folly Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Folly Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Folly Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Folly Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Folly Island (outer coast)
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Folly River, north, Folly Island
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Folly Beach, Folly River bridge, Folly Island
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Folly Creek, Highway 171 bridge
    2 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Abbapoola Creek Entrance
    5 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Folly Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley
    243 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
    245 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain
    254 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sky Valley
    257 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Appalachian Ski Mountain
    261 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Folly Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Mount Pleasant
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    9 mi
  • Third closest city location
    North Charleston
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Goose Creek
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    29 mi


  • 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.