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Surf City Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Surf City Pier Spot ID

South side Surf City Pier photo

Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Chris Hill aka CHill

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Surf City Pier

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Surf City Pier

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Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Steve Young

Type: sandbar

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 21:00 Local time
TueWednesday 16
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
N 5
NW 5
Wind State glass glass glass cross-

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Surf City Pier in North Carolina is a sandbar break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Localism - Sharks.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina, 5 km from Surf City Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Surf City Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Surf City, 4 km from Surf City Pier.


Air temperature
1 °C

Current weather near Surf City Pier

Buoy Data:

At Masonboro Inlet, ILM2, NC, 22 miles from Surf City Pier.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Dominant period (s) 13 13 12 13

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Overall Surf City Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Surf City Pier is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Surf City Pier is Wilmington International Airport (ILM), also in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA is 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Seymour Johnson Afb (Goldsboro) Airport (GSB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Surf City Pier and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
Surf City Pier break location map and break info

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