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Jennette's Pier Surf Guide

Jennettes Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Jennette's Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jennette's Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jennette's Pier occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jennette's 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 24% of the time in December while 36% 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).

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Interactive Jennette's 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 Jennette's Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jennette's Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Jennette's Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 19:59 Local Time
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Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Jennette's Pier

Surf stats for Jennette's Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Jennette's Pier

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

Jennette's Pier Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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avebearc from United States
“I was at Jennets pier, paid my 12 dollars to fish and was on the end of the pier. I agree it is partitioned off for pin rigs etc. But on Sunday July 22 2012 my cousin and I were at the end of the pier fishing and some local big shot comes up and says you got to move your poles out of the way this is just for pin fishing in a rude manner. I went to the front desk and asked if he can just go out there and move other peoples poles out of the way and proclaim his right to be where other people were fishing they did not know the rules. then security came out at my request and started talking and joking with the rude person. I will recommend anyone that likes to fish at the end of the pier to go to another that when you pay you can fish where you find a spot so some local big shot cant move you out of the way I will never go back to Jennets pier and will tell all my friends and relatives not to patronise that pier. they get a bad reputation from me also my cousin is a stage 4 cancer patient and had to listen to that rude jerk. Do not go to Jennets pier.”

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