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The Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Pier Spot ID

Triston at The PI Pier: Photo By: David Nuckles, The Pier photo

The Pier

Photo credit: Bryan Finley

Triston Finley, The Pier photo

The Pier

Photo credit: Bryan Finley

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The Pier

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The Pier

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Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 01:25 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 20
N 20
Wind State cross-

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The Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Crab Haul Creek, Oyster Landing, South Carolina, 3 km from The Pier.

IS AT (local time)

The Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NIWS1, 4 km from The Pier.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
3.7 °C

Current weather near The Pier

Overall The Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Pier is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Pier is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS), also in USA, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO) in USA is 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Shaw Afb (Sumter) Airport (SSC), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Pier and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Pier, Carolina South. Use the tab navigation above to view The Pier sea temperature, The Pier photographs, The Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Pier webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and The 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 The Pier.