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Long Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Long Beach break guidePhoto by: aztec warrior!!

Long Beach Surf Guide

Long Beach _5 in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Long Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Long Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in August while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Beach Location Map

Interactive Long Beach 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 Long Beach is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Beach is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), also in USA, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Long Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 3 December 2020, 05:56 Local Time
Thursday 03
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 5
NNE 10
NNE 5
NNE
Wind State off off off glass

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Swell History at Long Beach

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Wind History at Long Beach

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