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Nags Head Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Nags Head Pier break guidePhoto by: pam

Nags Head Pier Surf Guide

Nags Head Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips,wrecks.

Nags Head Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Nags Head Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nags Head Pier occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Nags Head Pier Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 17:20 Local time
Monday 06Tue
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSW 15
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Tide Times:

For Kill Devil Hills, 7 km from Nags Head Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Nags Head Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kill Devil Hills Airport, 6 km from Nags Head Pier.

light winds from the SE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
29.2 °C

Current weather near Nags Head Pier

Buoy Data:

At Nags Head Buoy, NC, 12 miles from Nags Head Pier.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 9 9 8 9

All wavebuoys around Nags Head Pier

Overall Nags Head Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for Nags Head Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Nags Head Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Morning after Hurricane Katia, Nags Head Pier photo

Nags Head Pier

Photo credit: Walter V Gresham III

Nags Head Pier Location Maps

Nags Head Pier 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 Nags Head Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nags Head Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Nags Head Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Nags Head Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Kill Devil Hills
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Jennette's Pier
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kitty Hawk (ocean)
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Roanoke Sound Channel
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Oregon Inlet Marina
    13 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Nags Head Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nags Head Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in USA, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Nags Head Pier and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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