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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 has unreliable waves 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 ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Rarely crowded here.

Mason s Inlet Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.8°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:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mason s Inlet 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 26% of the time in December while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mason s Inlet Location Map

Interactive Mason s Inlet 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 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.

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Mason s Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 24 January 2021, 16:00 Local Time
Sunday 24Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.2
ESE
0.1
SE
Period (s) 5 5 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SSE 10
S 10
SSE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Mason s Inlet

Surf stats for Mason s Inlet, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Mason s Inlet

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

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