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Holden Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.3

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Holden Beach Spot ID

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Holden Beach

Photo credit: jeremy suggs

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 11:25 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State cross-

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Holden Beach in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Oak Island, 2 km from Holden Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Holden Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Southport Airport, 10 km from Holden Beach.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
21.6 °C

Current weather near Holden Beach

Overall Holden Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Holden Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Holden Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Holden Beach Location Maps

Holden Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Holden Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Holden Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Holden Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Oak Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Holden Beach
    5 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Yaupon Beach
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Southport, Cape Fear River
    9 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Holden Beach is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Holden Beach is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), also in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO) in USA is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Pope Afb (Fayetteville) Airport (POB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Holden Beach and is 159 km (99 miles) away.
Holden Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Holden Beach, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Holden Beach sea temperature, Holden Beach photographs, Holden Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Holden Beach webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Holden Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Holden Beach.