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Columbia St ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 2.6

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Columbia St Surf Guide

Columbia St in North Carolina is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A popular wave that can get growded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

Columbia St Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Columbia St:

The best conditions reported for surf at Columbia St occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Columbia St 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 6% of the time in November while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Columbia St Location Map

Interactive Columbia St 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 Columbia St is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Columbia St is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Columbia St Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 14:15 Local Time
Monday 10
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 30
SSW 30
SW 15
WSW
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Columbia St

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

Wind History at Columbia St

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

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