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The Washout ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.2

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The Washout Spot ID

G.T. ripping!, The Washout photo

The Washout

Photo credit: Don Rogers

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 22:23 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
WSW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross cross-

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The Washout in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of groynes, rips, sharks,jellyfish,polluiton.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Folly River, north, Folly Island, South Carolina, 2 km from The Washout.

IS AT (local time)

The Washout Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-FBIS1, 2 km from The Washout.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
12.4 °C

Current weather near The Washout

Overall The Washout Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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The Washout Location Maps

The Washout Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Washout is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Washout is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC), also in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) in USA is 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Hunter Aaf Airport (SVN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Washout and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
The Washout break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Washout, Carolina South. Use the tab navigation above to view The Washout sea temperature, The Washout photographs, The Washout detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Washout webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and The Washout 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 The Washout.