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Apache Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Apache Pier break guidePhoto by: Hank Berger

Apache Pier Surf Guide

Apache Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are mainly rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. A popular wave that can get growded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Apache Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Apache Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Apache Pier occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Apache Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Apache Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in November while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Apache Pier Location Map

Interactive Apache Pier surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Apache Pier is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Apache Pier is Wilmington International Airport (ILM), also in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Apache Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:26 Local Time
Tuesday 01
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
SW
Period (s) 9 9 9 5
Wind (km/h) 25
W 25
W 20
W 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Apache Pier

Surf stats for Apache Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Apache Pier

Wind stats for Apache Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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