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Masonboro Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.7

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Masonboro Inlet Spot ID

North End of Mase, Masonboro Inlet photo

Masonboro Inlet

Photo credit: Jon Begue

Big green on a mean  right at north end of Masonboro, Masonboro Inlet photo

Masonboro Inlet

Photo credit: Blake Pittman

El Tubo, Masonboro Inlet photo

Masonboro Inlet

Photo credit: Garrett Welborn

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 05:36 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NW 20
NW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Masonboro Inlet in North Carolina is a fairly exposed beach/Jetty break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Often Crowded. Beware of rips and sharks.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Masonboro Inlet Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-JMPN7, 5 km from Masonboro Inlet.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
12.7 °C

Current weather near Masonboro Inlet

Buoy Data:

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

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

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Overall Masonboro Inlet Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


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

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

Masonboro Inlet Location Maps

Masonboro Inlet Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Masonboro Inlet:

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Wave buoys nearest to Masonboro Inlet:

Tide stations nearest to Masonboro Inlet:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Masonboro Inlet is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Masonboro Inlet is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Masonboro Inlet and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Masonboro Inlet break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Masonboro Inlet, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Masonboro Inlet sea temperature, Masonboro Inlet photographs, Masonboro Inlet detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Masonboro Inlet webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Masonboro 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 Masonboro Inlet.