UFO sighting over the Atlantic in Surfside Beach SC.At about 6:40PM (18:40) I was fishing with my father, mother, and my younger brother off the Garden City Pier here in Surfside beach. None of us were drinking or are currently on any medication. At about 6:40 we had just finished taking pictures of the moon (it was supposed to be very close to the earth that night resulting in it being very large and orange in color.) We had finished taking pictures so the camera was put away back in its bag and we resumed our fishing. On that night (December 12 in accordance to the National Weather Association) at 6:46 PM the temperature was 46.4 degrees F and the wind was at a top speed of 6.9 MPH coming in out of the west to the north west. We looked out down the beach to the north east where I saw a small orangish redish blink of light. A few minutes later it blinked way over to our right towards the south west. Again a few minutes later it blinked straight out in front of us to the south and we could see that it was 5 or 6 lights that looked sort of like strobe lights. It was blinking a redish orange color and was a very lazy blink. It was not fast or slow but a very lazy light up and dim back down. It was also dead silent and was obviously hovering because as it would blink it was stationary and not flying by like an airliner. This blinking went on for several more minutes revealing a new location every time it would blink which would be several miles away from where it had blinked the first time. It blinked one last time to the south west and disappeared. Immediately after it disappeared a U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter flew out over the water where the UFO had been. It flew back and forth very briefly and then returned inland. Although I am a believer in UFOs and life on other planets besides our own my father is a skeptic and doesn't truly believe in UFOs. We can both agree that was we saw out there was real and no hallucination on our part. It was no weather balloon or a plane either.