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From Penninsula Charleston SC go south on US 17 until you get to Folly Rd. Signs point left to Folly Beach. Take the left and it is about 12 miles. Go straight and take a left the traffic light by McKevlins Surf Shop; two miles further on the right is the Washout. Ask the locals, they are pretty cool.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Nice info on the spot!
Washout is best but pier and some south side spots are rideable. Hurricane season is the best for waves.
Awesome crowd, beach is uncommercialized, so far. McKevlins surf shop is great and Charleston is incredible.
Waves are flat 30% of time but the atmosphere and Charleston make up for it.
By Anonymous , 23-05-2010
Best season - september is probably the best time as generally at least one storm then provides solid surf for sometimes days on end. Fall. Spring, and Winter can have surf occasionally due to noreasters and low pressure systems. Summer is miserablely flat unless there is a storm in the water. Check out NOAAs wave watch III model regularly, theres actually gonna be some decent sized waves forecasted tuesday
By Anonymous , 04-05-2010
just moved - moved from cali to atl and wondered besides hurricane swell what is the best time for waves such as ground swells or south carolina?
By Anonymous , 27-03-2010
It's true... - this place sucks, your board will collect dust in your garage if you liver here. Oh yeah, Folly fires, about once a year, but the people love the surf culture, they wear the clothes, lots of stickers on their cars, it's a total joke.
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