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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/pierIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Folly Beach Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in November while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Folly Beach Pier Location Map

Interactive Folly Beach Pier 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 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.

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Folly Beach Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 13 June 2021, 12:52 Local Time
Sunday 13
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.5
E
0.7
ENE
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
20
15
5
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Folly Beach Pier

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

Wind History at Folly Beach Pier

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

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