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Corolla Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Corolla Lighthouse break guidePhoto by: Jeff

Corolla Lighthouse Surf Guide

Corolla Lighthouse in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of sharks,jellyfish,sea-lice.

Corolla Lighthouse Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Corolla Lighthouse:

The best conditions reported for surf at Corolla Lighthouse occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Corolla Lighthouse 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 57% of the time in July while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
57%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Corolla Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Corolla Lighthouse 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 Corolla Lighthouse is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Corolla Lighthouse is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Corolla Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 22:42 Local Time
TueWednesday 12
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.2
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
1.1
NNE
Period (s) 14 14 14 5
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
NW 40
NNE 35
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Corolla Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Corolla Lighthouse

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

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