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1st street Surf Guide

1st street in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rips,wrecks.

1st street Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 1st street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 1st street occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 1st street (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing 1st street with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in December while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 1st street Location Map

Interactive 1st street 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 1st street is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 1st street is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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1st street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 20:41 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 6 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at 1st street

Surf stats for 1st street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 1st street

Wind stats for 1st street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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