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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(South Carolina, USA)

Isle of Palms Pier photo

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

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Isle of Palms Pier Spot ID:

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 00:26 Local time

Sun Monday 30
11PM 2AM 5AM 8AM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSW 30
SSW 40
Wind State cross-
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Isle of Palms Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from 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.

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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.


Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Isle of Palms Pier

Buoy Data:

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

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 9 8 9 8

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

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Isle of Palms Pier:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break 35th Street Iop 2 mi
Second closest break Berts Bar 7 mi
Third closest break The Washout 13 mi
Fourth closest break Folly Beach 15 mi
Fifth closest break Folly Beach Pier 16 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Isle of Palms Pier:

Closest wave buoy Edisto Buoy 42 mi
Second closest wave buoy Grays Reef Buoy 117 mi
Third closest wave buoy Ocean Crest Pier Buoy 119 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Frying Pan Shoals Buoy 124 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Onslow Bay Outer Buoy 188 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.


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