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K.O.A ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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K.O.A Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.7 °C

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 08:18 Local time
Tuesday 23
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 9 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
W 15
W 20
WSW
Wind State off off off off

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K.O.A in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rodanthe, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, 6 km from K.O.A.

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K.O.A Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wimble Shores Waves wx, 3 km from K.O.A.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near K.O.A

Buoy Data:

At Oregon Inlet, NC, 16 miles from K.O.A.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
Dominant period (s) 8 9 8 9

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Overall K.O.A Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to K.O.A is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to K.O.A is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT), also in USA, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Third is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA is 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to K.O.A and is 164 km (102 miles) away.
K.O.A break location map and break info

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