South Carolina is plagued with that east coast curse of a wide continental shelf, which saps the power from most swells. There are endless places to surf, with hundreds of miles of coastline, but mostly the surf isn’t great. Basically it’s a continuous beach break fronted by barrier islands. Hurricane season starts in late summer and that’s when surf can get good on the exposed and south facing beaches, like Ocean Isle and Long Beach, near Myrtle Beach, or the Washout near Charleston. Popular spots will get crowded when they are working, but generally the lineups are pretty quiet.