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Berts Bar Surf Guide

Berts Bar in South Carolina is a beach break Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Berts Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Berts Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Berts Bar occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Berts Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in August while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% 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).

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Interactive Berts Bar 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 Berts Bar is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Berts Bar is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC), also in USA, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Berts Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 20:31 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 4 9 9 5
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross cross glass

Swell History at Berts Bar

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

Wind History at Berts Bar

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

Berts Bar Reviews:

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Joe from United States
“I talked with some dried up old surf bums here and they say that Bert's Bar was for real before Hugo. After Hugo it's not. It never is good. I've been out for many different sizes of swell when rates it as 3 stars or better and it is never good. Not at high tide and not at low tide. It is not a surf spot. Maybe another hurricane will change it but since Hugo it has not been a break.”

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