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Hatteras Light House ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Hatteras Light House Spot ID

Buxton South of the Point and Hatteras Lighthouse, Hatteras Light House photo

Hatteras Light House

Photo credit: Kennedy

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.6 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 01:56 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 35
WNW 35
WNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Hatteras Light House in North Carolina is a beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 1 km from Hatteras Light House.

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Hatteras Light House Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Buxton, 3 km from Hatteras Light House.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
5 °C

Current weather near Hatteras Light House

Overall Hatteras Light House Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Hatteras Light House is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 128 km (80 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hatteras Light House is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG), also in USA, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hatteras Light House and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
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