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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 break guidePhoto by: Ecoastprock

Folly Beach Surf Guide

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.

Folly Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent27.6°C

Surfing Folly Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Folly Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Folly Beach Surf:

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:40 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ESE 15
SE 10
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

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, 5 km from Folly Beach.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
28.3 °C

Current weather near Folly Beach

Overall Folly Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Folly Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Folly Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

Photo credit: Ecoastprock

Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

Photo credit: Ecoastprock

Follt Beach, Folly Beach photo

Folly Beach

Photo credit: Ecoastprock

Folly Beach Location Maps

Folly Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina South surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Folly Beach

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


  • 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