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Charleston ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Charleston Surf Photo: 'Huge wave near Charleston' by Rob Davies

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16 s cross 16 s

Open ocean wave model on 30 April at 3 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Charleston around the time the photo was taken

Huge wave near Charleston
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 4:24 pm 30 Apr 2013

Huge wave near Charleston

New Zealand | Charleston

Average rating: 4.0
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Surf-forecast was calling this the biggest wave spot in the world this day so I headed with my camera. My best guess was that the swell was producing 15-20 foot faces. Serveral hitherto unexpected spots looked viable for tow-ins, like this one breaking in front of 70m high granite cliffs at Charleston.