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Folly Beach Pier water temperature
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 Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Carolina, USA)

Today's Folly Beach Pier sea temperature is 24.4 °C.

Statistics for 13 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 24.8 °C, range: 23.2 °C to 26.4 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (24 °C) warm too. Staying warm in the water won't be a problem in board-shorts, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Folly Beach Pier. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Folly Beach Pier Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Folly Beach Pier sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 29°C (79 to 84°F) on around the 24th of July and are at their coldest on about the 4th of March, in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Folly Beach Pier climb to their maximum in the fourth week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest Folly Beach Pier sea water temperatures in early March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Folly Beach Pier can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Folly Beach Pier. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.