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Kitty Hawk Pier Surf Guide

Kitty Hawk Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Kitty Hawk Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kitty Hawk Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kitty Hawk Pier occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kitty Hawk Pier 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 40% of the time in July while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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).

Explore Kitty Hawk Pier Location Map

Interactive Kitty Hawk 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 Kitty Hawk Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kitty Hawk Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Kitty Hawk Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 30 September 2022, 18:27 Local Time
Friday 30Sat
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Kitty Hawk Pier

Surf stats for Kitty Hawk Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kitty Hawk Pier

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Kitty Hawk Pier. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    17km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kitty Hawk Pier: