Topsail Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.1
Crowds: 4.1

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Topsail Island Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Carolina, USA)

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Just another day on the island, Topsail Island photo

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Humpback whale and SUP rider, Topsail Island photo

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cold and windy, Topsail Island photo

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Topsail Island Spot ID:

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Friday, 27 March 2015, 15:08 Local time

Friday 27
11AM 2PM 5PM 8PM
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
NNE 30
NNE 35
Wind State cross-

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Topsail Island in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina, 1 km from Topsail Island.

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Live Weather:

At Sneads Ferry, 14 km from Topsail Island.

moderate winds from the NNE

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Topsail Island

Overall Topsail Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Topsail Island

Katrice from UNITED STATES writes:

I just moved out here, and I have to say, this is a gorgeous beach. If you stay north, the sand fleas aren't too bad. And most of the time, they still aren't horrible. I love this beach. Don't bring an umbrella, it's too windy and you're going to fight with it, the umbrella will win, and you will soon take it down. Just remember, have fun, bring sunscreen for the kiddo's and stuff to drink and you'll have a great time.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Topsail Island:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Surf City Pier 4 mi
Second closest break Columbia St 24 mi
Third closest break Wrightsville Beach 24 mi
Fourth closest break The Point 25 mi
Fifth closest break Mason s Inlet 26 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Topsail Island:

Closest wave buoy Onslow Bay Outer Buoy 35 mi
Second closest wave buoy Ocean Crest Pier Buoy 53 mi
Third closest wave buoy Frying Pan Shoals Buoy 71 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Diamond Shoals Buoy 125 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Edisto Buoy 164 mi

Tide stations nearest to Topsail Island:

Closest tide station Ocean City Beach (fishing pier) 1 mi
Second closest tide station New River Inlet 11 mi
Third closest tide station New Topsail Inlet 11 mi
Fourth closest tide station Bannermans Branch, Northeast River 18 mi
Fifth closest tide station Ogden 23 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Topsail Island:

Closest ski area Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (United States) 249 mi
Second closest ski area Wintergreen Resort (United States) 250 mi
Third closest ski area Appalachian Ski Mountain (United States) 264 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sugar Mountain (United States) 272 mi
Fifth closest ski area Hawksnest (United States) 275 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Topsail Island:

Closest city location Jacksonville (United States) 21 mi
Second closest city location Wilmington (United States) 27 mi
Third closest city location Goldsboro (United States) 70 mi
Fourth closest city location Greenville (United States) 80 mi
Fifth closest city location Wilson (United States) 91 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Topsail Island is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Topsail Island is Wilmington International Airport (ILM), also in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Seymour Johnson Afb (Goldsboro) Airport (GSB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Topsail Island and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Topsail Island, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Topsail Island sea temperature, Topsail Island photographs, Topsail Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Topsail Island webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Topsail Island 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 Topsail Island.


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