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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 Surf Guide

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.

Folly Beach Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Folly Beach Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Folly Beach Pier occur when a 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 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

Folly Beach Pier Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 07:42 Local time
Monday 06
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Folly Beach Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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


Air temperature
25.8 °C

Current weather near Folly Beach Pier

Overall Folly Beach Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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

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

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Folly Beach Pier Location Maps

Folly Beach Pier 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 Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Folly Beach Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Folly Beach Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Folly Beach Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Folly Beach, Folly River bridge, Folly Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Folly Island (outer coast)
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Folly Creek, Highway 171 bridge
    1 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Folly River, north, Folly Island
    2 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Abbapoola Creek Entrance
    4 mi


  • 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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