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Shackleford Banks ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 1.0

Overall: 3.1

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Shackleford Banks Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.6 °C

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 05:21 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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Shackleford Banks in North Carolinais a beach break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of .

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Channel Marker Light #59, North Carolina, 5 km from Shackleford Banks.

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Shackleford Banks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-CLKN7, 8 km from Shackleford Banks.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
15.0 °C

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Overall Shackleford Banks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Shackleford Banks is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shackleford Banks is Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Seymour Johnson Afb (Goldsboro) Airport (GSB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Shackleford Banks and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shackleford Banks, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Shackleford Banks sea temperature, Shackleford Banks photographs, Shackleford Banks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shackleford Banks webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Shackleford Banks 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 Shackleford Banks.