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Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras break guidePhoto by: Mason Herlihy

Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras Surf Guide

Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras in North Carolina is a quite exposed beach/Jetty break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras:

The best conditions reported for surf at Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% 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 Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras Location Map

Interactive Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras 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 Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 117 km (73 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG), also in USA, 125 km (78 miles) away.

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Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 May 2023, 13:04 Local Time
Monday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras

Surf stats for Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras

Wind stats for Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Frisco Pier/Cape Hatteras:

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