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Mason s Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Mason s Inlet Surf Guide

Mason s Inlet in North Carolina is a sandbar break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Mason s Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mason s Inlet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mason s Inlet occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Mason s Inlet sea temperature, Mason s Inlet photographs, Mason s Inlet detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mason s Inlet webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Mason s Inlet 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 Mason s Inlet

Mason s Inlet Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 06:42 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, 1 km from Mason s Inlet.

IS AT (local time)

Mason s Inlet Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-JMPN7, 3 km from Mason s Inlet.


Air temperature
25.7 °C

Current weather near Mason s Inlet

Buoy Data:

At Masonboro Inlet, ILM2, NC, 6 miles from Mason s Inlet.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 10

All wavebuoys around Mason s Inlet

Overall Mason s Inlet Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Mason s Inlet: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Mason s Inlet: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Mason s Inlet Location Maps

Mason s Inlet Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Mason s Inlet

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mason s Inlet:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mason s Inlet:

Tide stations nearest to Mason s Inlet:

  • Closest tide station
    Masonboro Inlet
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wrightsville Beach
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Myrtle Grove
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Silver Lake
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mason s Inlet is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mason s Inlet is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Mason s Inlet and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Mason s Inlet break location map and break info