Topsail Island Reviews and Ratings
(United-States – Carolina North)
Visitor reviews of Topsail Island surf break
August 11, 2011
Katrice from United States
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.
Topsail Island Ratings
Based on 9 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.4
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: Topsail Island is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 3.7
(1: Topsail Island is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in United-States - Carolina North. 5: the best break in United-States - Carolina North).
Difficulty Level: 2.7
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 2.8
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Topsail Island can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 2.7
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Topsail Island, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.1
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Topsail Island are often excellent).
Water Quality: 4.4
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Topsail Island is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Topsail Island requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.9
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Topsail Island for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Topsail Island is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Topsail Island is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.8
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Topsail Island, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Topsail Island where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
Based on 9 votes. Vote