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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 Forecast / Carolina North / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Saturday 18 Sep 2021 EDT
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Fort Fisher surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fort Fisher sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 26.9 max: 28.8 min: 25.4 °C)
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Fort Fisher surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fort Fisher sea temperature is 27.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 26.9 max: 28.8 min: 25.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Fort Fisher (light winds from the E at Southport Airport 13 km from Fort Fisher).

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Light
7 km/h
E
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fort Fisher this week:

The surf forecast for Fort Fisher over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Sep 22) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fort Fisher in the next 12 days are 0.8m 10s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 23) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Thursday (Sep 23) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Wed 22nd Sep)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Best Surf 5PM (Wed 22nd Sep)4ft (1.2m) 6s
Most Powerful 8PM (Thu 23rd Sep)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fort Fisher over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T north carolina.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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0.5
ENE
0.5
E
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
E
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
SE
0.9
SE
1.1
SE
1.2
SE
0.9
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
E
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
SE
0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.4
SE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
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212213151624385158617270759856554910784615346333119129923991716211618
20
NE
15
ESE
10
E
20
ENE
20
E
20
E
25
E
20
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
15
ESE
15
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSW
30
N
20
N
15
N
10
NNE
15
NE
15
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
10
SE
20
WSW
15
WNW
15
SW
25
SSW
20
W
15
WSW
10
ENE
15
NNE
10
SSW
15
SW
30
SW
30
SW
30
N
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
onononononcross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross
6:38PM
1.62
6:56AM
1.47
7:25PM
1.62
7:45AM
1.51
8:09PM
1.60
8:31AM
1.53
8:52PM
1.56
9:15AM
1.53
9:33PM
1.51
9:58AM
1.51
10:14PM
1.44
10:40AM
1.48
10:56PM
1.37
11:22AM
1.44
11:40PM
1.31
12:05PM
1.41
12:27AM
1.26
12:51PM
1.38
1:17AM
1.22
1:41PM
1.37
2:09AM
1.20
2:35PM
1.37
3:03AM
1.21
12:07PM
0.01
12:45AM
0.03
12:59PM
0.01
1:32AM
0.01
1:48PM
0.02
2:16AM
0.02
2:35PM
0.05
2:57AM
0.05
3:20PM
0.10
3:35AM
0.09
4:02PM
0.16
4:10AM
0.13
4:44PM
0.22
4:42AM
0.17
5:26PM
0.27
5:12AM
0.20
6:10PM
0.31
5:43AM
0.21
6:58PM
0.34
6:24AM
0.23
7:52PM
0.35
7:18AM
0.23
8:49PM
0.34

Note: the tide data above is for Bald Head, Cape Fear River, North Carolina which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fort Fisher.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fort Fisher blow from the W

Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
Tuesday
21
Wednesday
22
Thursday
23
Friday
24
Saturday
25
Sunday
26
Monday
27
Tuesday
28
Wednesday
29
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6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sun night, min 23°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Thu morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the SW by Wed night).

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Information about the Fort Fisher Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fort Fisher provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fort Fisher can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fort Fisher surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Fort Fisher) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Fort Fisher may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a vacation in North Carolina? If you are looking for accommodation near Fort Fisher, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in North Carolina, consider staying in Wilmington which is 41 km (25 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Myrtle Beach which is 90 km (56 miles) away