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Ocean Isle Beach/Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.3

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Ocean Isle Beach/Pier

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Ocean Isle Beach/Pier

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Ocean Isle Beach/Pier

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.8 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:23 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 25
SSE 25
Wind State cross-
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Ocean Isle Beach/Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Holden Beach, North Carolina, 5 km from Ocean Isle Beach/Pier.

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At Holden Beach, 5 km from Ocean Isle Beach/Pier.


Air temperature
13 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to Ocean Isle Beach/Pier is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ocean Isle Beach/Pier is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO) in USA is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Pope Afb (Fayetteville) Airport (POB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean Isle Beach/Pier and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
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