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Outer Banks Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Outer Banks Pier Surf Guide

Outer Banks Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Outer Banks Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Outer Banks Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outer Banks Pier occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Outer Banks Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Outer Banks Pier 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 28% of the time in July while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Outer Banks Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 October 2020, 22:40 Local Time
MonTuesday 27
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NE
1.1
NE
1.0
NE
1.0
NE
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NNW 15
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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Swell History at Outer Banks Pier

Surf stats for Outer Banks Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Outer Banks Pier

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

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