Isle of Palms Surf Report

Waves: At 8:10 am, the waves are knee high and clean - good with an SUP, but questionable with anything smaller.

Buoy Information: Edisto Buoy is reporting a wave height of 3.0 feet and a wave period of 8 seconds.

Wind: The wind is 4 mph from the ENE (along shore), and is forecast to increase to 10 mph from the ESE (onshore) this afternoon.

Air temperature: 78 deg F, with a forecast high of 88 deg F.

Tides: L 4:51 am, H 11:10 am, L 5:27 pm, H 11:14 pm

Water temperature: 84 deg F in the Charleston harbor.

Barometer: 1019 mb and rising. (Note that standard atmospheric pressure at sea level is 1013 mb = 29.92 in Hg.)

Other information: The forecast is for small, clean, 8-10 second period waves with light onshore winds in the mornings through the weekend, with slightly bigger, thigh high waves tomorrow. Surf conditions in the afternoons are likely to be choppy, with increasing onshore winds.

Surfcam image updates: These typically occur every 2-3 seconds, depending on such factors as network traffic and web server load. However, once every week or so, there are no image updates for a period of 30 minutes, the result of a combination of network congestion, file transfer protocol limitations, and web server timeout settings. So, if the image is not updating, check back in 30 minutes.

The surf report was updated on Saturday August 30 by Jim Radley.

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