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Hunting Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Hunting Island break guide

Hunting Island Surf Guide

Hunting Island in South Carolina is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Hunting Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hunting Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hunting Island occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Hunting Island (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Hunting Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in July while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hunting Island Location Map

Interactive Hunting Island 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 Hunting Island is Beaufort Mcas Airport (NBC) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hunting Island is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS), also in USA, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Hunting Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 06:09 Local Time
Thursday 03
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Hunting Island

Surf stats for Hunting Island, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hunting Island

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

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