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Murrells Inlet ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Murrells Inlet break guidePhoto by: Lee Norberg

Murrells Inlet Surf Guide

Murrells Inlet in South Carolina is an exposed beach break that is often working and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the west northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded.

Murrells Inlet Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Murrells Inlet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Murrells 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 Murrells Inlet (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Murrells Inlet 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 26% of the time in July while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% 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 Murrells Inlet Location Map

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Murrells Inlet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 July 2021, 18:39 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Murrells Inlet

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

Wind History at Murrells Inlet

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

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