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Isle of Palms Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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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

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Iop, Isle of Palms Pier photo

Isle of Palms Pier

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Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 03:39 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
ENE 10
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

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At Isle of Palms, 5 km from Isle of Palms Pier.


Air temperature
6 °C

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

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  • 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.
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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.