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Holden Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.3

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Holden Beach Spot ID

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Holden Beach

Photo credit: jeremy suggs

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.3 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 20:49 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.3
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1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 15
WSW 10
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Wind State cross-
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Holden Beach in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Oak Island, 2 km from Holden Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Holden Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Southport Airport, 10 km from Holden Beach.

moderate winds from the SW.(Wind varies from 190 to 250 degs)

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Air temperature
27.6 °C

Current weather near Holden Beach

Overall Holden Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Holden Beach Location Map

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Holden Beach is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Holden Beach is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), also in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO) in USA is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Pope Afb (Fayetteville) Airport (POB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Holden Beach and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
Holden Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Holden Beach, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Holden Beach sea temperature, Holden Beach photographs, Holden Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Holden Beach webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Holden Beach 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 Holden Beach.


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.