Masonboro Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 2.8

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Masonboro Inlet Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Carolina, USA)


Masonboro Inlet Spot ID:

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Saturday, 18 April 2015, 09:12 Local time

Saturday 18
5AM 8AM 11AM 2PM
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 20
N 15
NNE 20
Wind State off cross-

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Masonboro Inlet in North Carolina is a fairly exposed beach/Jetty break that has unreliable waves 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 northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

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For Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, 1 km from Masonboro Inlet.

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Air temperature
18.7 °C

Current weather near Masonboro Inlet

Overall Masonboro Inlet Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Masonboro Inlet:

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Closest break Mason s Inlet 1 mi
Second closest break Oceanic Pier 1 mi
Third closest break Columbia St 2 mi
Fourth closest break Wrightsville Beach 3 mi
Fifth closest break Pelican Watch 11 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Masonboro Inlet:

Closest wave buoy Ocean Crest Pier Buoy 27 mi
Second closest wave buoy Onslow Bay Outer Buoy 50 mi
Third closest wave buoy Frying Pan Shoals Buoy 51 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Edisto Buoy 137 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Diamond Shoals Buoy 149 mi

Tide stations nearest to Masonboro Inlet:

Closest tide station Masonboro Inlet 1 mi
Second closest tide station Wrightsville Beach 3 mi
Third closest tide station Myrtle Grove 5 mi
Fourth closest tide station Silver Lake 6 mi
Fifth closest tide station Ogden 7 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Masonboro Inlet:

Closest ski area Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (United States) 242 mi
Second closest ski area Appalachian Ski Mountain (United States) 257 mi
Third closest ski area Wintergreen Resort (United States) 264 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sugar Mountain (United States) 266 mi
Fifth closest ski area Hawksnest (United States) 268 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Masonboro Inlet:

Closest city location Wilmington (United States) 8 mi
Second closest city location Jacksonville (United States) 45 mi
Third closest city location Myrtle Beach (United States) 70 mi
Fourth closest city location Goldsboro (United States) 84 mi
Fifth closest city location Fayetteville (United States) 88 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Masonboro Inlet is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Masonboro Inlet is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Masonboro Inlet and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Masonboro Inlet, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Masonboro Inlet sea temperature, Masonboro Inlet photographs, Masonboro Inlet detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Masonboro Inlet webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Masonboro Inlet 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 Masonboro Inlet.


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