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Fort Fisher ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Fort Fisher Surf Guide

Fort Fisher in North Carolina is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are mainly lefts. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Fort Fisher Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fort Fisher:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fort Fisher 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 Fort Fisher (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fort Fisher with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fort Fisher Location Map

Interactive Fort Fisher 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 Fort Fisher is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fort Fisher is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), also in USA, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Fort Fisher Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:10 Local Time
Tuesday 01
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
W 30
W 25
W 25
W
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Fort Fisher

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

Wind History at Fort Fisher

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    22km away

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