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Corolla Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Corolla Lighthouse Spot ID

Surfer and Dolphin, Corolla Lighthouse photo

Corolla Lighthouse

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Corolla Lighthouse

Photo credit: Jeff

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 15:07 Local time
Tuesday 01
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
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Corolla Lighthouse in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of sharks,jellyfish,sea-lice.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Currituck Beach Light, North Carolina, 1 km from Corolla Lighthouse.

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Corolla Lighthouse Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Currituck County Airport (NC), 17 km from Corolla Lighthouse.


Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
13.7 °C

Current weather near Corolla Lighthouse

Buoy Data:

At Virginia Beach Buoy, 57 miles from Corolla Lighthouse.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 10 10 10 9

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Overall Corolla Lighthouse Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Corolla Lighthouse Location Maps

Corolla Lighthouse Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Corolla Lighthouse:

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Wave buoys nearest to Corolla Lighthouse:

Tide stations nearest to Corolla Lighthouse:

  • Closest tide station
    Currituck Beach Light
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Duck Pier, outside
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    FRF Pier, Duck
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    False Cape
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kitty Hawk (ocean)
    21 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Corolla Lighthouse:

  • Closest ski area
    Wintergreen Resort (United States)
    198 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Massanutten (United States)
    215 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Bryce Resort (United States)
    231 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    The Homestead Ski Area (United States)
    247 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Ski Liberty (United States)
    248 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Corolla Lighthouse:

  • Closest city location
    Virginia Beach (United States)
    34 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Chesapeake (United States)
    40 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Norfolk (United States)
    41 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Portsmouth (United States)
    42 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Portsmouth Heights (United States)
    43 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Corolla Lighthouse is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Corolla Lighthouse is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in USA, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA is 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Corolla Lighthouse and is 91 km (57 miles) away.
Corolla Lighthouse break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Corolla Lighthouse, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Corolla Lighthouse sea temperature, Corolla Lighthouse photographs, Corolla Lighthouse detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Corolla Lighthouse webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Corolla Lighthouse tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Corolla Lighthouse.