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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 Forecast / Carolina South / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 EDT
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Folly Beach Pier surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Folly Beach Pier sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 25.7 min: 22.5 °C)
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Folly Beach Pier surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Folly Beach Pier sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 25.7 min: 22.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Folly Beach Pier (fresh winds from the E at BUOY-FBIS1 6 km from Folly Beach Pier).

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1 h 20 min ago

Moderate
32 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Folly Beach Pier this week:

The surf forecast for Folly Beach Pier over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 23) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Folly Beach Pier in the next 12 days are 0.8m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 20) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 5s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Sun 23rd May)1.5ft (0.4m) 13s
Best Surf11AM (Sun 23rd May)1.5ft (0.4m) 13s
Most Powerful 8PM (Thu 20th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Folly Beach Pier over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T north carolina.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.9
E
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
ESE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.2
ESE
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.2
ESE
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.8
SSW
0.9
ENE
1.1
E
1
E
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
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25
E
15
E
20
E
25
E
15
ESE
20
ENE
20
E
5
NE
15
NE
25
E
10
E
10
NE
15
SSE
15
SW
15
WSW
25
SSW
20
WSW
5
WSW
20
SSW
15
SW
5
SSE
15
SSE
10
S
15
SSW
25
S
20
SSW
5
WSW
25
S
10
ENE
15
E
10
SE
0
WSW
10
NW
10
SE
10
ESE
10
E
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglassoffoncross-
on
cross-
on
1:57AM
1.64
2:37PM
1.40
2:56AM
1.63
3:42PM
1.49
3:58AM
1.63
4:45PM
1.62
4:58AM
1.64
5:45PM
1.77
5:58AM
1.66
6:42PM
1.91
6:55AM
1.67
7:37PM
2.03
7:52AM
1.68
8:32PM
2.11
8:48AM
1.67
9:26PM
2.14
9:43AM
1.64
10:20PM
2.12
10:39AM
1.60
11:14PM
2.06
11:35AM
1.56
12:09AM
1.96
12:33PM
1.51
7:23PM
0.24
8:10AM
0.22
8:27PM
0.24
9:08AM
0.17
9:34PM
0.20
10:06AM
0.10
10:39PM
0.14
11:02AM
0.01
11:41PM
0.05
11:56AM
-0.09
12:39AM
-0.04
12:49PM
-0.16
1:35AM
-0.11
1:40PM
-0.21
2:29AM
-0.15
2:32PM
-0.22
3:22AM
-0.16
3:23PM
-0.20
4:14AM
-0.13
4:15PM
-0.14
5:07AM
-0.08
5:09PM
-0.05
6:00AM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Folly Beach, Folly River bridge, Folly Island, South Carolina which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Folly Beach Pier.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Folly Beach Pier blow from the NW

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13
8:13--8:14--8:14--8:15--8:15--8:15--8:16--8:17--8:17--8:19--8:20--8:20--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed morning. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun morning. Warm (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 29°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Folly Beach Pier Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Folly Beach Pier provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Folly Beach Pier can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Folly Beach Pier surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Folly Beach Pier) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Folly Beach Pier may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Folly Beach Pier is 9 km (6 miles) from the city of Mount Pleasant. If you plan a vacation in South Carolina, look for hotels and other accommodation in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.