Folly Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

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Folly Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Carolina, USA)

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Folly Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 00:27 Local time

Sun Monday 30
11PM 2AM 5AM 8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSW 30
SSW 40
Wind State cross-
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Folly Beach in South Carolina is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Folly Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FBIS1, 4 km from Folly Beach.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
10.5 °C

Current weather near Folly Beach

Buoy Data:

At Edisto Buoy, 50 miles from Folly Beach.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 9 8 9 8

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Overall Folly Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Folly Beach:

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Closest break Folly Beach Pier 1 mi
Second closest break The Washout 2 mi
Third closest break Berts Bar 9 mi
Fourth closest break 35th Street Iop 13 mi
Fifth closest break Isle of Palms Pier 15 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Folly Beach:

Closest wave buoy Edisto Buoy 50 mi
Second closest wave buoy Grays Reef Buoy 103 mi
Third closest wave buoy Ocean Crest Pier Buoy 134 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Frying Pan Shoals Buoy 138 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy St Augustine Buoy 184 mi

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

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Ski Resorts closest to Folly Beach:

Closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 243 mi
Second closest ski area Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (United States) 245 mi
Third closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 254 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 257 mi
Fifth closest ski area Appalachian Ski Mountain (United States) 261 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Folly Beach:

Closest city location Mount Pleasant (United States) 5 mi
Second closest city location Charleston (United States) 9 mi
Third closest city location North Charleston (United States) 16 mi
Fourth closest city location Goose Creek (United States) 23 mi
Fifth closest city location Summerville (United States) 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.
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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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