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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

Overall: 3.8

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Nags Head Pier Spot ID

Morning after Hurricane Katia, Nags Head Pier photo

Nags Head Pier

Photo credit: Walter V Gresham III

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.0 °C

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Monday, 24 June 2019, 05:53 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
SE 20
Wind State cross-
glass cross

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Nags Head Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips,wrecks.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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 Manteo/Dare County Airport, 9 km from Nags Head Pier.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Nags Head Pier

Buoy Data:

At Nags Head Buoy, NC, 12 miles from Nags Head Pier.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 10 11 10 10

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Overall Nags Head Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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