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Isle of Palms Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 1.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.0

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Isle of Palms Pier Spot ID

Effects of Hurricane Irene 75 miles away, Isle of Palms Pier photo

Isle of Palms Pier

Photo credit: Charlie Fieselman

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.9 °C

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Thursday, 3 September 2015, 04:53 Local time
Thursday 03
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
NW 0
N 10
SE
Wind State cross-
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Isle of Palms Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For South Dewees Island, Dewees Inlet, South Carolina, 3 km from Isle of Palms Pier.

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Isle of Palms Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount Pleasant, 10 km from Isle of Palms Pier.

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km/h
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Isle of Palms Pier

Buoy Data:

At Edisto Buoy, 42 miles from Isle of Palms Pier.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
Dominant period (s) 9 7 8 9

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Overall Isle of Palms Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Isle of Palms Pier Location Maps

Isle of Palms Pier Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Isle of Palms Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Isle of Palms Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Isle of Palms Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    South Dewees Island, Dewees Inlet
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Isle of Palms Pier
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Capers Creek, South Capers Island
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Hamlin Creek, Isle of Palms
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Hamlin Sound
    4 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Isle of Palms Pier:

  • Closest ski area
    Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (United States)
    240 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Sapphire Valley (United States)
    244 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    256 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Appalachian Ski Mountain (United States)
    257 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    260 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Isle of Palms Pier:

  • Closest city location
    Mount Pleasant (United States)
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Charleston (United States)
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    North Charleston (United States)
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Goose Creek (United States)
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Summerville (United States)
    30 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Isle of Palms Pier is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Isle of Palms Pier is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC) in USA, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Shaw Afb (Sumter) Airport (SSC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Isle of Palms Pier and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
Isle of Palms Pier break location map and break info

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