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Ocean Lakes Surf Guide

Ocean Lakes in South Carolina is a beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Localism.

Ocean Lakes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean Lakes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ocean Lakes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ocean Lakes 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 3% of the time in July while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
61%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ocean Lakes Location Map

Interactive Ocean Lakes 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 Ocean Lakes is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ocean Lakes is Florence Rgnl Airport (FLO), also in USA, 95 km (59 miles) away.

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Ocean Lakes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 16:07 Local Time
Tuesday 27Wed
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.1
S
Period (s) 6 6 7 4
Wind (km/h)
5
0
10
25
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ocean Lakes

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

Wind History at Ocean Lakes

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Ocean Lakes: