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

Overall: 3.1

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Dunes Cove break guidePhoto by: Jeff Fennell

Dunes Cove Surf Guide

Dunes Cove in South Carolina is an exposed river break that has consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. 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 southeast. Waves at the river tend to peel to the right. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and pollution.

Dunes Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Dunes Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunes Cove occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Dunes Cove sea temperature, Dunes Cove photographs, Dunes Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dunes Cove webcams, current wind from Carolina South live weather stations and Dunes Cove tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Dunes Cove

Dunes Cove Surf:

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 19:06 Local time
Sunday 05Mon
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
S 15
S 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For North Myrtle Beach, ICWW, South Carolina, 3 km from Dunes Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Dunes Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Myrtle Bea Airport, 9 km from Dunes Cove.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
30.0 °C

Current weather near Dunes Cove

Overall Dunes Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Dunes Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Dunes Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

GREEN BARREL, Dunes Cove photo

Dunes Cove

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

GLASS MARBLE, Dunes Cove photo

Dunes Cove

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

WEDGE, Dunes Cove photo

Dunes Cove

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

END, Dunes Cove photo

Dunes Cove

Photo credit: Jeff Fennell

Dunes Cove Location Maps

Dunes Cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina South surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Dunes Cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Dunes Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Dunes Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Dunes Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    North Myrtle Beach, ICWW
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Myrtle Beach Airport, ICWW
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Myrtle Beach
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    North Myrtle Beach
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Myrtle Beach, Combination Bridge, ICWW
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Dunes Cove is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dunes Cove is Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Dunes Cove and is 151 km (94 miles) away.
Dunes Cove break location map and break info