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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 Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 03 May 2016 EDT

Holden Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Holden Beach sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 03 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.8 min: 20.0 °C)

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Period(s) (?)66666566558884556589999
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Wave
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Energy(?)1061211031008256143130713123222119514228472829384141
Wind
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30 SSW30
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
25 W25
35 W35
30 W30
25 NW25
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30 NW30
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35 E35
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High Tide
/ height (m)
5:18PM
1.56

5:40AM
1.53
6:14PM
1.69

6:33AM
1.56
7:07PM
1.79

7:27AM
1.57

8:01PM
1.85
8:20AM
1.55

8:53PM
1.87
9:12AM
1.52

9:45PM
1.84
10:06AM
1.46

10:39PM
1.77
11:01AM
1.40


Low Tide
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11:32PM
0.14
11:51AM
0.02

12:30AM
0.06
12:43PM
-0.05

1:26AM
0.01
1:34PM
-0.09

2:20AM
-0.01

2:25PM
-0.10
3:14AM
0.01

3:18PM
-0.07
4:09AM
0.05

4:10PM
-0.00

5:02AM
0.11
5:05PM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Oak Island which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Holden Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Holden Beach blow from the N.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2524212421161714162017172222242827232524252624
Sunrise
--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13--
Sunset
7:58--7:59--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:02--8:02-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed night, fresh winds from the W by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat morning). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Holden Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Holden Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Holden Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Holden Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Holden Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Holden Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a vacation in North Carolina? If you are looking for accommodation near Holden Beach, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in North Carolina, consider staying in Wilmington which is 48 km (30 miles) away. Other places in and around North Carolina where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Myrtle Beach which is 70 km (43 miles) away and Socastee, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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