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Chicahauk ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Chicahauk Surf Guide

Chicahauk in North Carolina is a sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Localism - Sharks.

Chicahauk Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chicahauk:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Chicahauk 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 41% of the time in July while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chicahauk Location Map

Interactive Chicahauk 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 Chicahauk is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chicahauk is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Chicahauk Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:38 Local Time
Sunday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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0.7
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Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 15
NE 20
ENE 15
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Swell History at Chicahauk

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

Wind History at Chicahauk

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

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