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

Overall: 3.1

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Dunes Cove

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Dunes Cove

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Dunes Cove

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Dunes Cove

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Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.4 °C

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 19:50 Local time
Tuesday 14Wed
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 6 6 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 20
SSW 20
SW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Dunes Cove in South Carolina is an exposed river break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the river tend to peel to the right. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and pollution.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Myrtle Beach, ICWW, South Carolina, 3 km from Dunes Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Dunes Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Briarcliffe Acres Myrtle Beach wx, 5 km from Dunes Cove.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
27.7 °C

Current weather near Dunes Cove

Overall Dunes Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Dunes Cove is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dunes Cove is Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Dunes Cove and is 151 km (94 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Dunes Cove, Carolina South. Use the tab navigation above to view Dunes Cove sea temperature, Dunes Cove photographs, Dunes Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dunes Cove webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and Dunes Cove 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 Dunes Cove.