Most people surf fish with a pyramid sinker and dropper loop or a slider sinker on a "fishfinder rig." It depends on if the water starts to warm up at all by then or not. Always worth a try though! Shrimp and cut mullet are probably the most common baits used.
-Wishes Charlotte was 3 hours closer to the ocean....-
x2 on pyramid sinker and 2 hook rig. Use shrimp to catch a croaker, cut croaker and use as cut bait. Fish just beyond or under the furthest breakers. Good luck! PS: Make SURE you get a SC license and keep your fish whole until you get home.