Nags Head Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

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Nags Head Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Carolina, USA)

Morning after Hurricane Katia, Nags Head Pier photo

Photo credit: Walter V Gresham III

Nags Head Pier Spot ID:

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.3 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 19:46 Local time

Saturday 28 Sun
5PM 8PM 11PM 2AM
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
NW 35
NW 35
NNW 30
Wind State cross-

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Nags Head Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips,wrecks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kill Devil Hills, 7 km from Nags Head Pier.

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Nags Head Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kill Devil Hills Airport, 6 km from Nags Head Pier.

light winds from the WNW.(Wind varies from 250 to 330 degs)

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
4.4 °C

Current weather near Nags Head Pier

Buoy Data:

At Virginia Beach Buoy, 62 miles from Nags Head Pier.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.7
Dominant period (s) 8 8 8 8

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Overall Nags Head Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nags Head Pier:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break 1st street 2 mi
Second closest break Jennette's Pier 3 mi
Third closest break Avalon Pier 6 mi
Fourth closest break Outer Banks Pier 7 mi
Fifth closest break Laundromats 8 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Nags Head Pier:

Closest wave buoy Virginia Beach Buoy 62 mi
Second closest wave buoy Diamond Shoals Buoy 68 mi
Third closest wave buoy Jamestown Buoy 106 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Stingray Point Buoy 114 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Onslow Bay Outer Buoy 143 mi

Tide stations nearest to Nags Head Pier:

Closest tide station Kill Devil Hills 4 mi
Second closest tide station Jennette's Pier 5 mi
Third closest tide station Kitty Hawk (ocean) 10 mi
Fourth closest tide station Roanoke Sound Channel 12 mi
Fifth closest tide station Oregon Inlet Marina 13 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Nags Head Pier:

Closest ski area Wintergreen Resort (United States) 223 mi
Second closest ski area Massanutten (United States) 242 mi
Third closest ski area Bryce Resort (United States) 259 mi
Fourth closest ski area The Homestead Ski Area (United States) 271 mi
Fifth closest ski area Ski Liberty (United States) 278 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Nags Head Pier:

Closest city location Virginia Beach (United States) 63 mi
Second closest city location Chesapeake (United States) 69 mi
Third closest city location Norfolk (United States) 70 mi
Fourth closest city location Portsmouth (United States) 71 mi
Fifth closest city location Portsmouth Heights (United States) 71 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Nags Head Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nags Head Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in USA, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Nags Head Pier and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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