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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: 14.3 °C

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Monday, 30 November 2015, 01:14 Local time
SunMonday 30
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 40
NE 40
NE 40
NE 30
Wind State 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.

IS AT (local time)

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 N.(Wind varies from 330 to 040 degs)

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
14.5 °C

Current weather near Nags Head Pier

Buoy Data:

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

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 11 7 6 7

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Overall Nags Head Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Nags Head Pier Location Maps

Nags Head Pier Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nags Head Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Nags Head Pier:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Nags Head Pier break location map and break info

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.