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Avalon Pier Surf Guide

Avalon Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are mainly rights. It's often crowded here.

Avalon Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Avalon Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Avalon Pier occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Avalon Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in December while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Avalon Pier Location Map

Interactive Avalon 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 Avalon Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Avalon Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Avalon Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 14:50 Local Time
Wednesday 18Thu
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Avalon Pier

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

Wind History at Avalon Pier

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

Avalon Pier Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.3
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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groovyman from United States
“I'm not much of a fisherman, pretty simple process I was glad. Rods are set up just rent em and buy some bait. Spent 1.5 hours with 4 lines in late Sept caught 2 croakers. Still it was fun for kids.

Things I didn't like - old lady behind counter was a little grumpy. I told her I didn't have a clue what I was doing she seemed a little put out. Also when you go in there's a giant arcade and pool tables etc. No problem just didn't fit my preconceived, romantic notion of a fishing pier. Lost a bottom rig, a $3 fee however I only had a credit card and there is a $10 minimum charge (even though I already just paid $50 for everything else) so I had to buy $7 worth of stuff I didn't want or need.”

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Avalon Pier. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach/pier
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Avalon Pier: