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Outer Banks Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Outer Banks Pier Spot ID

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Friday, 16 November 2018, 06:19 Local time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 40
W 35
WNW 30
WNW 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Outer Banks Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Jennette's Pier, North Carolina, 3 km from Outer Banks Pier.

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Outer Banks Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Town Hall Nags Head wx, 6 km from Outer Banks Pier.

moderate winds from the SW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
6.9 °C

Current weather near Outer Banks Pier

Buoy Data:

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

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.2
Dominant period (s) 11 10 11 11

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Overall Outer Banks Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Outer Banks Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Outer Banks Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Outer Banks Pier and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
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