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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 Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 05 Mar 2021 EST
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Holden Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Holden Beach sea temperature is 12.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.4 max: 22.0 min: 18.4 °C)
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Holden Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Holden Beach sea temperature is 12.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.4 max: 22.0 min: 18.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Holden Beach (calm at Bolivia 5 km from Holden Beach). no significant swell

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Calm
5 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Holden Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Holden Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Holden Beach in the next 7 days are 1.1m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Mar 12) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 6s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 11th Mar)2ft (0.6m) 9s
Best Surf 1AM (Fri 12th Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 10s
Most Powerful10AM (Fri 12th Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Holden Beach over the next 7 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
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Fri
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00000000000000000012332
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.2
ESE
0.1
S
0.1
SE
0.1
E
0.1
SE
0.1
E
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
SE
0.9
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
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71223233655666726252352126204250235
15
NNE
5
NE
10
N
15
NNE
5
N
10
NNW
20
N
20
NNW
5
N
15
N
10
SSE
5
S
5
WSW
15
SSW
5
SSW
5
ESE
10
SE
5
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
10
SSW
offglassoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffononglassonglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
on
12:13PM
1.29
1:02AM
1.54
1:19PM
1.23
2:10AM
1.52
2:27PM
1.21
3:15AM
1.52
3:32PM
1.22
4:15AM
1.53
4:31PM
1.26
5:08AM
1.54
5:23PM
1.31
5:54AM
1.55
6:09PM
1.36
6:37AM
1.54
6:52PM
1.41
6:25PM
0.17
7:27AM
0.35
7:29PM
0.21
8:37AM
0.36
8:35PM
0.22
9:41AM
0.35
9:39PM
0.21
10:38AM
0.32
10:37PM
0.19
11:28AM
0.29
11:29PM
0.17
12:11PM
0.25
12:16AM
0.16
12:51PM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Oak Island which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Holden Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Holden Beach blow from the N

Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Fri
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26-
-6:12--6:13--6:14--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:17

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 3°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Holden Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Holden Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Holden Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Holden Beach 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 (Holden Beach) 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 Holden Beach 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 Holden Beach, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in North Carolina, consider staying in Wilmington which is 48 km (30 miles) away. Other places in and around North Carolina where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Myrtle Beach which is 70 km (43 miles) away and Socastee, 80 km (50 miles) away.