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Folly Beach Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Folly Beach Pier Spot ID

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Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 01:37 Local time
WedThursday 21
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
WNW 15
W 15
Wind State off cross-

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Folly Beach Pier in South Carolina is a fairly exposed beach/Pier break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break favours left handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips,jellyfish,jetskis,pollution.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Folly Beach, Folly River bridge, Folly Island, South Carolina, 1 km from Folly Beach Pier.

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Folly Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FBIS1, 6 km from Folly Beach Pier.

moderate winds from the NNW

Air temperature
9.3 °C

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Overall Folly Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Folly Beach Pier is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Folly Beach Pier is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC), also in USA, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in USA is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Hunter Aaf Airport (SVN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Folly Beach Pier and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Folly Beach Pier, Carolina South. Use the tab navigation above to view Folly Beach Pier sea temperature, Folly Beach Pier photographs, Folly Beach Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Folly Beach Pier webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and Folly Beach Pier 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 Pier.