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Edisto Beach Surf Guide

Edisto Beach in South Carolina is a beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Edisto Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Edisto Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Edisto Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Edisto Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Edisto Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in November while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Edisto Beach Location Map

Interactive Edisto Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Edisto Beach is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Edisto Beach is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS), also in USA, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Edisto Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 15:38 Local Time
Thursday 18Fri
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 4 4
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
0
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on glass

Swell History at Edisto Beach

Surf stats for Edisto Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Edisto Beach

Wind stats for Edisto Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Edisto Beach: