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Garden City Pier break guidePhoto by: Lee Norberg

Garden City Pier Surf Guide

Garden City Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

Garden City Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garden City Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Garden City Pier occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Garden City Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Garden City Pier 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 Garden City Pier Location Map

Interactive Garden City Pier 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 Garden City Pier is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Garden City Pier is Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO), also in USA, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Garden City Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 04:30 Local Time
Thursday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 9 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Garden City Pier

Surf stats for Garden City Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Garden City Pier

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

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