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Boiler Surf Guide

Boiler in North Carolina is a sandbar break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Boiler Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boiler:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boiler occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Boiler with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in July while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
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
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boiler Location Map

Interactive Boiler 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 Boiler is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Boiler is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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Boiler Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 22:11 Local Time
FriSaturday 28
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
40
40
35
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Boiler

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

Wind History at Boiler

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Boiler. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To Boiler: