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K.O.A ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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K.O.A Surf Guide

K.O.A in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

K.O.A Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing K.O.A:

The best conditions reported for surf at K.O.A occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view K.O.A sea temperature, K.O.A photographs, K.O.A detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, K.O.A webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and K.O.A 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 K.O.A

K.O.A Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 15:42 Local time
Monday 06Tue
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 15
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Tide Times:

For Rodanthe, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, 6 km from K.O.A.

IS AT (local time)

K.O.A Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oregon Inlet- NC, 26 km from K.O.A.


Air temperature
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Current weather near K.O.A

Buoy Data:

At Oregon Inlet, NC, 16 miles from K.O.A.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 8

All wavebuoys around K.O.A

Overall K.O.A Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for K.O.A: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for K.O.A: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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K.O.A Location Maps

K.O.A Location Map

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Surf spots located close to K.O.AShoreline around K.O.ARoads and rivers around K.O.A

Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of K.O.A

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to K.O.A:

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Wave buoys nearest to K.O.A:

Tide stations nearest to K.O.A:

  • Closest tide station
    Rodanthe, Pamlico Sound
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Davis Slough
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Oregon Inlet
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Oregon Inlet Bridge
    16 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to K.O.A is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to K.O.A is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT), also in USA, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Third is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA is 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to K.O.A and is 164 km (102 miles) away.
K.O.A break location map and break info