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Isle of Palms Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 1.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Isle of Palms Pier break guidePhoto by: Frost

Isle of Palms Pier Surf Guide

Isle of Palms Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Isle of Palms Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/pierIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isle of Palms Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Isle of Palms Pier occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Isle of Palms Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in November while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Isle of Palms Pier Location Map

Interactive Isle of Palms 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 Isle of Palms Pier is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Isle of Palms Pier is Santee Cooper Rgnl (Plymouth) Airport (MNI) in Montserrat Island, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Isle of Palms Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 20:32 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.9
NE
Period (s) 8 8 7 5
Wind (km/h) 15
W 25
N 30
NNE 25
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Isle of Palms Pier

Surf stats for Isle of Palms Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Isle of Palms Pier

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

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